Monday, December 28, 2015
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Keep Calm and Study On.
Well, in that case, I'll need all the presence of mind and composure I could muster to deal with a real emergency that I can't afford to waste the precious emotional and physical resources on the cowards hiding behind the Internet anonymity for their fear-mongering tactics.
But the angel said to them, Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10-11
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015
Worth the trouble....
Worth the mess...
like you and me –
is worth the trouble....
Worth the mess...
Worth the time?
Friday, December 04, 2015
Monday, November 30, 2015
Right now there are five lines defining my page.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
In the world where words - even the best ones - have become so threadbare from overuse and misuse, art has a way of bypassing our natural cynicism and defenses, touching us in places few preachers can reach.
It may not be what we like, it may not be what we want, but it's a truth we need to see.
Monday, November 16, 2015
To get up even as the silence envelopes the mourners like French flag and dare to eat a croissant in the name of love.
Something I can do to stop taking my own life and people in it for granted.
Something I can do to banish the forces of death, subtle as they may be, in my own life. Bring the Kingdom of Life and Light nearer.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Monday, November 02, 2015
Do I take time to breathe?
Would he be pleased by what he sees? Would his heart swell up with pride and joy? Would he look in and around – and be satisfied with how my life has turned out? With who I am becoming – unashamed of my heritage, yet still adjusted to the world to which, by the strange ways of God, I now belong?
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
But life doesn’t stop here. The progression keeps going on, towards all of us finger-pointing know-it-alls, especially of the religious brand.
From demand for justice to plea for mercy... even as the world is swallowed up by a downward moral spiral?
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
We are not as far along as we so desperately want you to believe...
We don't have it as together as we work so hard to appear...
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Suppressed chuckles intersperse the audience. Us, visual types, imagining the scene not much different from the one in the Two Towers, where the longsuffering Ents unleash their fury on Isengard.
The way this servant of God unfolded it out before me, I realized... I see people like logs all the time.