The Song

Our Father who art in heaven… hallowed by thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done. On the earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive our trespasses, as we forgive those who have trespassed against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil….

A Father’s Hands

Heaven knows the hungry mouths that the nations have worldwide. For some sadly, it leads to an early visit to the gallows. I sigh. As large of a problem world hunger is… there is a hunger not often met that leads many to the same kind of fate. The hunger and need for love. I’ve…

Purpose.

It’s the reason behind the reason. It’s the reason for reason. Yet…. Why is it so commonplace to feel like things are without purpose? I’m not just talking about evil. I’m talking about how it is so easy to fall into the trap of comfortable apathy. Where it feels okay to feel lacking as long…

Self (poem if you will)

Who are you?? I know I cast you out long ago.I thought that you were the problem. Now you are the mystery of the century.I yet want. This much is true. In spite of that… who are you? You ebb and flow in all of my members.And yet you are such a stranger. I perhaps…

Glimpses

Wonder. Awe. Inspiration. Being gobsmacked in amazement. Whatever you want to call it… it isn’t uncommon to have a taste of infinity in those moments. It can be like the stars of the heavens smile down on you, and though you feel small in their presence – they feel glad to have your attention and…

Victory

It runs deeper than overcoming something. It is more than winning. It is even past learning to lose with grace. It flies in the face of victimhood. Victory. True victory. We can experience overcoming. We can overcome the work of destroyers that we have faced in life. And with Christ’s help… the parts of our…

Abiding

The chill of the air is upon us again. Fall is fast falling haha. I don’t know about you but when the chill of the air comes, I think of one thing. Not Halloween. Rather, I think about the warmth of my wood stove. I almost can’t wait to get it going. I process all…

The Runner

Are you afraid to dream? I understand that well. I’m afraid to believe in the things I dream of having, for I fear that they will not work out by default. It feels defeatist. It is weighty. It isn’t fun at all. I have a complicated relationship with my dreams, and the fact that I…

Meaning

I can say the answer is not 42. I can say that the answer is not black and white, and there is no cookie cutter approach to finding it. You can find something that feels rather good fast, but will it last? I often find that such things do not. Even when there is the…

Shatters of Glass

You’ve probably heard of the commandment that says “you shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain”. I did early on. Cussing was a no no. Nevertheless, euphemisms abounded. Which are the same thing under a different term, I feel. So let me get this straight — you can say dang…