In Whitman County, Washington, if you’re not working in either the healthcare industry, retail, grocery, government or a nonprofit, chances are you’re either a truck driver or working for a farmer of some sort. And even if you’re lucky enough to work within the education system or at Washington State University, you still probably know … Continue reading The absence of Christ
When I was between 2 and 3 years old, I had the most peculiar dream. Now being 35, I can still remember this dream with absolute vivid detail. I was standing in the nave of a very large church. The soleas was directly in front of me with a large wall directly behind it. I … Continue reading Saying thanks to my guardian angel
This morning I woke up in Atlanta, Georgia. While I know parts of the city are under turmoil due to protests, I was safe and sound in my truck behind the tall gates at the Knight Transportation terminal. Yesterday I had the joy of meeting two online friends in the real world. Eddie and Kat … Continue reading What’s holding you back?
I'm rolling down Interstate 82 heading towards Spokane this morning. I'm picking up a load, and then I'm headed to Jackson Tennessee. On the radio I hear Mick Jagger telling me that I can't always get what I want. It really is an important reminder especially in this age of instant gratification and Amazon Prime … Continue reading As the philosopher Jagger once said…
Today is the day in the Orthodox Church where we celebrate the resurrection of Christ. This year our Easter was a week later than every one else's, thanks to calendar differences between the Eastern and Western Churches. Easter in the Orthodox Church is real sight to behold. I grew up Roman Catholic and was familiar … Continue reading A Trucker’s Pascha
I'll go ahead and be the first to admit that I don't have it all together. I suffer from mild depression, anxiety, and I'm on the autistic spectrum. I should also mention that I'm lazy and easily distracted. I sometimes swear like a sailor, thanks in part to my trucking lifestyle. I've also found that … Continue reading A sprout of faith
Lily and the FleaIt was a warm, sunny afternoon. Lily had just finished rolling around in the grass and was now resting peacefully on her master’s front porch, soaking up the sunshine. Lily was relaxed and started thinking about her master.Lily loved Master more than anything else in his world. Master took care of every … Continue reading Lily and the Flea
This whole coronavirus pandemic combined with crashing stock markets, the earthquake in Utah, and now after receiving the following message, it kind of feels like maybe possibly, the end of the world? "The Holy Fathers of Mount Athos are *strongly* urging all Orthodox Christians to put a Cross on the outside doors to their homes … Continue reading Lenny Bruce is not afraid
Last week I received the sad news that one of my old friends from high school had recently passed away. I don't know the circumstances regarding her untimely passing nor do I want to know. She was a good friend and could easily make me laugh. I won't lie, I even had a little bit … Continue reading Are we prepared?
It's been more than a week since my last post and orientation has come and gone. Much has happened in that brief amount of time. I've gone from Portland, Oregon to Salt Lake City, Utah, and then all the way up to Grandview, Washington and then to Calgary, Alberta. After Orientation was over, I was … Continue reading The road so far