Hope for a sick heart

"I will return her vineyards to her and transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope." Hosea 2:15 This verse came via email to me today like shade in the hot Arizona sun. I used to tolerate the heat in Arizona pretty well, but as the years have gone by, I haven't grown... Continue Reading →

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Hope against hope

How long till I see the fruit of what I cannot see? How many season? How many years? What if it takes my whole life and then I'm buried six feet under dirt and worms and grass and more seasons pass and... I cannot see the future days when there are no more weeds no... Continue Reading →

subversive hope

(image credit here)   If a kernel of wheat falls, dies in the dirt, you said, it will grow. Here we are under the dirt in the dark soiled milieu of their waste and death. Here we are silent. They build roads and sidewalks concrete curbs over us. The weather changes- heat, rain, frozen days... Continue Reading →

to the beat of a different drum

This morning I dropped my freshman off at his high school to play in the welcome band for today's freshman day (yeah, school starts in like a week. Yikes!) .  As I as walking back to my car I walked past the drum section.  They were doing their drills to get ready. The visceral sound... Continue Reading →

the war is over grandma

grandma was a little girl back in 45 "It's over. The war." her teacher hollered outside she remembered that day outside the schoolhouse also a church kicking the can to play she remembered being mad the teacher's news meant no more fun she wanted to run she recalled the holler little river rock house where... Continue Reading →

We weren’t meant to die

I'm sitting here on this lazyboy in my grandma's apartment watching her breath while she sleeps on the couch. The television is playing dvd's she's created over the years with pictures of all that's important to her- her family.  Hymns and songs of worship that help her feel God's pleasure fill the room.  They're songs... Continue Reading →

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