Ghoulies and Ghosties and the Communion of Saints by the Rev. Will Compton

It is that time of the year for “ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night.” The days are getting shorter. Soon daylight savings will be over and outside will be dark thirty at 5:30. Halloween is the climax of this season that is well marked with trick-or-treating, costume parties, haunted houses, hayrides, bobbing for apples, cake walks and various other festival activities.

St. Francis and Las Vegas by The Rev. Will Compton

He sits under the myrtle tree on the side of my driveway. Before that, he kept watch in my “Mimi” and “Grandaddy’s” garden. He is very worn from being exposed to the elements over many years, and is broken in two pieces, but you can still see his features. You can still see the contemplative, almost melancholy look on his face.