SHIFT HAPPENS PONDERINGS

Dog Days

Dog Days

For Pondering: To the ancient Romans, the star known as the “dog star,” Sirius, was the brightest star in the Canis Major “Large Dog” constellation during the hottest days of summer. 

Van Gogh

Van Gogh

For Pondering: This week I am in Amsterdam visiting the Van Gogh museum. Consider this amazing quote, “I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” ― Vincent Willem van Gogh

Strike

Strike

For Pondering: If you have ever bowled, you know that sound that is made when an absolute strike takes down all the pins. What is the sound that is made when you score an absolute win for something you deeply believe in?

Interdependence

Interdependence

For Pondering: Today we celebrate our American Independence in 1776 from colonial rule and oppression. And because we are a global community, and because humankind is all connected, and because we all depend on one another for survival, we need an additional holiday...

Relax

Relax

For Pondering: After the last year and a half, we all need time to relax, exhale, and say "aaaaaaaaah.” This summer, may you be intentional about honoring God by making time for one of God's very important creations -YOU!

Dad’s Day

Dad’s Day

For Pondering: I am one of the lucky few who still has both parents living large in their 90's. Here they are outside their retirement cottage. They made it through the pandemic taking care of one another and adopted a nightly routine of reading through the stacks of...

Global Health

Global Health

For Pondering: Along with most people, I am grateful for the medical science that created the Covid 19 vaccination which is allowing us to return to some sense of normalcy in the United States. And... that is a privilege most of the world has yet to realize. We are a...

Epitaph

Epitaph

For Pondering: “And so he passed over and all the trumpets sounded for him on the other side”Epitaph for RAF pilot officer Sir Christopher Albert de Bathe, killed on active service 3 June 1941.  Today we remember so many who have "passed over" in war and armed...

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CHRIS HOLMES, PCC
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