Redeemer

“But now thus says Yahweh who created you, Jacob, and he who formed you, Israel: “Don’t be afraid, for I have redeemed you. I have called you by your name. You are mine.” Isaiah 43:1, WEB You may have started life caught in a snare. You may have been bound by things, ideas, and sentiments…

Exhaustion

This was written in a time that COVID was still hitting hard. I feel that it still has something important to say. It also came from a time of serious reflection, and it was from a place of pain. I hope it speaks something to you. It has been difficult to rest for me at…

An Italian Goodbye. Part Two.

The dessert has settled, and the atomic sausage’s rebellion has calmed down… for the moment. It’s almost 9pm, and you can tell that people are starting to get antsy. It’s the second part of the Italian Goodbye. When you actually say goodbye. A tell in my family is when they talk about the work they…

An Italian Goodbye. Part One.

Parting, farewell, death, and loss are some of the hardest things to deal with in life. Even more so when the goodbyes stay in the heart. Though they could have been eons ago. Lives lived, dreams dreamed, and things wanted within grasp… and then plummeting out of our hands. Parts of our heart that burned…

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…