Philip Huber

recently moved with his wife and four children to the Adirondacks of New York to become pastor of Inlet Community Church. He also maintains a full time retail career. Phil enjoys exploring his new surroundings hiking, running, geocaching, kayaking, and snowshoeing. Phil blogs at aploddingpilgrimage.blogspot.com

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Successful Failure – Progress

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.  ~Henry Ford We had a family of robins take up residence under our deck this summer. We watched as the eggs hatched and the chicks grew. Eventually, the four newborns were cramming the nest. With each worm ingested, overcrowding became a bigger problem. One afternoon, I was making quite a racket moving out extension... Keep Reading

Successful Failure

There is nothing I do perfectly. Nothing. This is true of every nook and cranny of my life. I am not a perfect husband, father, son, manager, neighbor, writer, handyman, friend, employee, driver, beekeeper, lover, musician, or Christian. I’m sure I missed some. I’m not a perfect list-maker either. I swing hard. Sometimes I make contact. Sometimes I fan the air. I’m not... Keep Reading

On Death

“Day by day remind yourself that you are going to die.” This sober instruction comes from the Rule of St. Benedict and is quoted twice in the current issue of Weavings  (well, three times if you include Lynne M. Deming’s introductory remarks). In “A ‘Natural’ Monastery,” Jane Thibault and Richard Morgan suggest that many of the elements of monasticism voluntarily adopted by young people... Keep Reading

Words Like Honey

As a hobbyist beekeeper, I was recruited by a friend to remove a hive from the side of a barn this last spring. We were both novices; book smart, but never having extracted an unwanted hive. We hoped to transfer the colony into a new hive box. One man’s nuisance is another man’s resource. If all went well, we would have another... Keep Reading

Illumination

Despite landing just a few days past the Winter Solstice, the day with the shortest amount of daylight—Christmas—is a season saturated by light. When the world is at its darkest, we push back by decorating anything and everything with lights. But long before light bulbs, light was central to the Christmas story. Matthew focuses on a star that guides the magi. Luke... Keep Reading

Inertia

In Philip Huber’s article, “Faith’s Bitter Foe,” is in the current issue of Weavings (page 32), he reflects on Abraham’s struggle with fear in Genesis 15. He was inspired to write that piece out of his own struggle with fear.   Lately I have been addressing another struggle in my life—inertia. Once again, I find help in Abraham, this time in Genesis 12. This... Keep Reading

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