In my last post I mentioned how Castine, my five year old, has become the best little beekeeper helper I could ask for. Every time we go into the beehive together, Cas has one big goal in mind: spotting the queen bee. Of course, spotting the queen bee is kind of hard. While she is […]
Read More The Lesson of the Missing Queen Bee
“Dad, it’s really quiet out here. I love it when it’s quiet. I don’t like noisy places.” My five-year-old daughter is just like me. She doesn’t like noise. She doesn’t like crowds. She doesn’t like to hustle and bustle. She likes to get away, to a quiet place, a place where she can think, […]
Read More Teach the Children Well
I have often said that you cannot write a job description for a pastor. In the seven years now that I have been in pastoral ministry, I have been with families as their loved ones passed from this world into the next, I have played games and made crafts with kids, I have stirred stew […]
Read More Saving Souls or Saving Bees?
I like eating. I don’t just mean that I enjoy the food that I eat (though I do), I mean I like having food to eat. I like being able to eat. I like other people being able to eat, too. Food is necessary to life, and I’m a big fan of living. Which […]
Read More Save the Bees, Save the World
When I told my oldest daughter, Cas, that we were getting bees last year, she was thrilled. I was worried that the girls would be scared of the bees, or would treat them in a way that would lead to stinging, so I talked about them with Cas. I told her about the bees, shared […]
Read More I’m a Bee-liever!