Tomorrow speaks lies / Barring us from inner peace / While yesterday haunts
I came across this old column a few days ago and it really took me back to my early days as an east coast transplant in Oklahoma. The culture shock was pretty severe, adjusting to having no water or hills around (yes there are! look at that gypsum rock formation 10 miles away!) and having … Continue reading Dela-where?
This is the fourth of five parts in the short story of a young man facing his self-doubt in the midst of a mid-Atlantic storm, and finding meaning in an unexpected place. A new part will be up each night through the conclusion, at which time the story will be published on Amazon - reviews … Continue reading In the Doldrums – Part 4
This is the second of five parts in the short story of a young man facing his self-doubt in the midst of a mid-Atlantic storm, and finding meaning in an unexpected place. A new part will be up each night through the conclusion, at which time the story will be published on Amazon - reviews … Continue reading In the Doldrums – Part 2
Romans 8:18-21 NRSV “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of … Continue reading Your ship has come in
Luke 10:41-42 NRSV “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.” It should be obvious we’re meant to emulate the attentive, peaceful, and adoring Mary, more so than her harried and jealous sister Martha. … Continue reading Martha, Martha, when will you find peace?
John 1: 1-4, NRSV: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the … Continue reading The Light Within Us
1 Corinthians 12:4-6 NRSV: “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.” When we think of sharing the Gospel we usually think of active, if … Continue reading The Gifts of the Spirit
This post represents the beginning of a new project for me. About six months ago I determined to take a more systematic approach to the examination of my faith. It has been a rich, surprising, and incredible journey thus far - and I am but a few steps into it. Discussion of this journey would … Continue reading The Living Stones
Writing may be humanity’s greatest unconsummated passion. A great many people, perhaps a majority, think at some point to take up the craft. An idea springs from a moment of divine epiphany. Or, it builds slowly, layer upon layer, as imperceptible in its form as the sculpture lying within limestone. Children’s books, memoirs, novels, histories, … Continue reading Where My Words May Go