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June 23, 2017 "Continually?"


The sea—it never stops.
On the surface the waters never stop moving inland to crash on the beach. Underneath, the same water never ceases to slide back into the sea only to regroup and make another run. 1,120 more words


June 22, 2017 "Crooked"


My mother had a saying, “That man is as crooked as a barrel of snakes.”
Pretty descriptive, right? I tried finding an image for this devotion of a barrel of snakes and found some; they are too gruesome to use so I went with the crooked tree. 1,121 more words


Meddlesome Voices


I know a few folks for whom meddling in other’s lives is a full-time endeavor. They are certain that they know best, and they become frustrated or angry when their targets don’t follow their wise guidance on everything from the best butter substitute to a choice of careers to what one’s relationship with the Divine should look like. 679 more words

Occasional Essays

June 16, 2017 "Arrogance"


Arrogance is a child sitting on a pretend throne.
It is a haughty look with the tongue extended. It is a nose in the air and a reeking scent of a superiority supposed. 1,388 more words


June 14, 2017 "Mysteries"


Where reason and faith collide, there is a mystery found.
We do not choose to live by reason alone for without faith it is impossible to please God. 1,296 more words


June 13, 2017 "Wilderness"


The journey of all journeys: from Egypt to the Promised Land, a journey through the wilderness.
This is the history of a people, a nation chosen by the Lord God because He loved them, chosen to be the people who would bring the Savior to a world that had itself become a wilderness. 1,209 more words


June 12, 2017 "Appointment"


The great fear of a busy person is the possibility of an appointment missed.
We all know the feeling of standing in the door trying to leave while a mysterious sensation that we are forgetting something paralyzes us. 1,048 more words