Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs…

Day 62 (COVID-19 Quarantine) – Easter Week Six Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs… Several years ago I read an awesome book by Leonard Sweet, Nudge (2010), and for the first time, heard the word semiotics. Semiotics is the study of signs and sign-using behavior. One of its founders, the Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure, defined it…

The times they are a changing

The following are somewhat random excerpts from my thoughts and journal entries over the past 24 hours. We are currently still under a shelter in place quarantine for the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Day 21: Still weary. Still trying to find my rhythm in the chaos of quiet and stillness of uncertainty. I feel like I’m…

Cow Patty Bingo

(warning: graphic language alert) Context: Global COVID-19 Pandemic. Several states in the US are under a “shelter-in-place” mandate to mitigate the spread of the virus. We are currently on day 9 with expectations that we will be under this mandate an additional 2-wks. I’m currently reading from Christian Teachings on the Practice of Prayer for…

Controlling Pandemonium

4th Sunday of Lent: A Personal Reflection on Psalm 23 One of the texts for this Sunday (Revised Common Lectionary) is Psalm 23. As I read through this text slowly, listening for what God, the Holy Spirit, would bring to my attention, the words, “I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1) stick with me. I pause…