Thoughts and Reflections

Taylor Dock in Bellingham
Taylor Dock in Bellingham

This page will feature lighter and shorter pieces on a variety of topics


The announcement came electronically, as they do now, in the mail I regularly receive from the denomination. It was a death notice, this one like so many lately, of someone I knew. The announcement said that Carl Kromminga had died at age 96. Carl was my teacher in seminary. He taught Practical Theology, the appliedContinue reading “CARL”


We had a hard time finding her grave. We were in the Tahoma Cemetery in Yakima, Washington, on the eastern side of the Cascade mountains, an area known for its fruit and wines. We were looking for my great-grandparents, Charley and Nettie Libolt. The map of the cemetery didn’t seem to help much. We knewContinue reading “NETTIE”