Their Destruction Is Not Asleep

A Poem based on 2 Peter 2:17-22 Forsaking the right way, These false teachers have gone astray. The gloom of utter darkness For them has been reserved. For they entice by sensual passion, Promising unsteady souls freedom. But they themselves are slaves of corruption, Entangled and overcome. From the way of righteousness they have swerved, [...]

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The Absence of a Father’s Presence

The absence of a father’s presence will Become a lifetime she will seek to fill, Trying to be daddy’s perfect girl, Coping with a bottle, needle or pill. How hard you worked for nothing she wanted When your love was everything she needed. On the altar of your empty labors She bled and died a [...]

The Beauty of Sacrificial Love

I just started watching the Lost in Space reboot on Netflix last night.  I absolutely love it!  I think the story is well-written. I only have a few minutes before I need to return to work from break, so I want to mention one of several beautiful scenes from the first episode.  I choose the [...]

Into Darkness, Shine

"[Y]ou are a chosen people.  You are royal priests, a holy nation, God's very own possession.  As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.  Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God's people.  Once you received [...]

Memoir Monday: “Who Am I?”

“A day late and a dollar short.”  Missed opportunities.  Lack of effort put forth in the time given.  Perhaps most of this post is too much effort put forth in too little time which will result in missing an opportunity to do something else.  I don’t know.  But if you don’t have much time, and [...]

Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide

I am presently reading Kay Redfield Jamison’s book on suicide.  This tragic and often violent destruction of self is incontrovertible evidence that we live in a broken world. I may not have stared long into the face of this savage god, but there are two distinct times in my life where I have stood in [...]

Living by Faith in the Faithfulness of God

Well, I’m not waiting until next Wednesday!  Nor am I going to wait until I’ve fully processed  my own thinking before I write.  I forget who said, “I write in order to think,” but that is what I’m doing today.  And feel free to comment in order to process with me! So I’m meditating on [...]

Word Wednesday: Enduring Injustice by Entrusting Ourselves to our Good and Just Father

Hello Friends!  In an effort to promote consistency in my writing, I’m setting aside specific days of the week for a particular focus. Today is the first post of Word Wednesday, a day on which I will write about my meditation on Scripture.  I think I will set aside Monday for Memoir Monday, a day [...]