Where the beauty of God is found: Meditation on Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! -Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 ESV Last summer, after a week long vacation with my family... Continue Reading →

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When they asked who’s my one

You've been my one since that day in the car when I was trying to teach you the things Jesus taught me at 16. And then we got married. And, when I was hungry for a feast, where the good news is served like roast beef and potatoes, and the bread and wine are broken... Continue Reading →

Call to the highways and hedges

Bitter old woman Cowardly elder man Skeptical, empowered Misses Lonely, not-sure-if-he's-a-Mister Hardened party-girl Driven, young millionaire Homeless, enslaved to heroine Lost and scared teen- baby on the way All the poor, broken, forgotten. All the crippled, drooling, loud, misunderstood. All the liars the thieves the betrayers the deceived. Jesus came for you.

Hope is a rescue

'Then she let them down by a rope through the window, for her house was built into the city wall, so that she lived in the wall. And she said to them, "Go into the hills, or the pursuers will encounter you, and hide there three days until the pursuers have returned. Then afterward you... Continue Reading →

walk with me

Prone to wander lusting comfort you show up bidding me to walk with Suffer. Shrinking back I do not like to think about risks, adventure much less Suffer. But you kneel down with tender gaze take off my flip flops saying, "These can't stay." "You'll need a shoe fit for travel. Sometimes rough terrain sometimes... Continue Reading →

body, bread and gummy fruit

I “teach” a preschool class at my church a couple times a month. It’s not really teaching, it’s an effort in preventing total rebellion amongst 4 year olds for 1 hour. This poem was sparked by how God always uses those kids to teach me what it's like to be part of his family. When... Continue Reading →

Monday Meditations: Matthew 22:38-40

Welcome to the late night launch of Monday Meditations. I decided to start a regular series every Monday sharing thoughts I've been chewing on after hearing or reading a passage in the Bible for me, and for you.  I've found when I share something I'm thinking about, particularly concerning the Bible, it sinks in deeper.... Continue Reading →

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