tom rupp

From Where I Sit: Caught between the now and then

This past Sunday we observed the ageless sacrament of the church known as communion or the Lord’s Supper. The text for the day was the standard one from 1 Corinthians 11. Verses ...

Watching Mason grow

Okay, I feel better. If any of you are regular readers, or at least read last week’s word, you know that it was cynical at best. So it’s time to cool off and think about somet ...

From Where I Sit: It’s my party and I can cry if I want to

Here in this little suburb of Sacramento the fine citizens of Folsom will soon participate in the national venture of a presidential election. Folks from all angles are saying all ...

From Where I Sit: September is last gasp of summer

We welcome the month of September to the relentless march of the calendar pages. A quick search of Wikipedia reveals that the name means “seventh” and that September originally ...

From Where I Sit: Eating birthday cake while star-gazing

Zion Church had a concert marking its 25th anniversary on Saturday night. It was a beautiful night. On the way home, I saw a shooting star. It served as a reminder concerning that ...

From Where I Sit: Marching through my patriotic play list

I recently decided to take a stroll around the block. It was the evening part of Independence Day. People were beginning to gather in front of houses with their fireworks. The grow ...

From Where I Sit: Happy birthday to this great country

And so the grand experiment now celebrates its 236th birthday today. Surely those individuals who first molded this new country together had no idea how America would develop. Yet ...

From Where I Sit: Things are going green in the garden

And just like that, 2012 is halfway over. The talk around these parts this week has been the cool spell that that suddenly has us thinking spring has returned. I checked my diary a ...

From Where I Sit: Time to shake things up with a new title

Someone once remarked that ?life is a series of movements form one chair to another.? Think about it. There is some truth to that statement. Many of you who read these words are i ...