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The First Five Years: "Never let them see you cry"

When you’re weary, feeling small,
When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all;
I’m on your side. When times get rough…

There are times in the life of a church when tragedy strikes, when pain crescendoes to an almost unbearable high, or when something happening in the world cuts too closely to the bone.   1,245 more words

Pastoring

How does the story end?

As I rummage through the weeds of my mind
I wonder
If I ever will find

Peace

That elusive thing
That like a loud burst of song, 114 more words

Ivan Meštrović Part 3 : Belgrade

Meštrović was invited to Belgrade in 1913 to give sculptural form to the aspirations of the new kingdom. In the public works that followed he forged his monumental and severe classical style. 197 more words

Belgrade

Does God Hate Me?

 This poem, along with “The Great Abyss, ” was written while attending the Moline church of Christ on 3/25/06. My journal records that I wrote 3 poems at this time of very dark depression. 394 more words

My Poems

Sorrowful Mother

Given today’s memorial, I figured I’d post this as I have been working on it some more.  The background needed to be pushed darker so that the figures would come forward fully, and a little more detail added to the faces and hands.   20 more words

Oil Sketch

September 11

I can’t help but remember what happened that day because in this land between two protective oceans no one will let you forget. Nor should we forget the deaths of innocents caused by combatants. 1,622 more words