I amble down the path in the evening sun, and there she is. Bare arms and feet slip out of her dress all pastel striped. She stands on a green knoll and blows little puffs unto the white ball in her little hand. "Planting dandelions?" I call to her. Monday to Friday she calls me … Continue reading Planting Dandelions
God, I just don't know How to love that person, I don't know, If I should wait or move on, I don't know What deserves my time, I don't know What to prepare for in the future, I don't know Where you want me to go, I don't know Why this is now, I don't know … Continue reading All You Ever Need to Know
Back an Alley My first significant encounter with the paradox of faith or stupidity came back an alley in the middle of the city. I was fifteen. My youth group had driven in minivans into the city and back the alley. We were going to a soup kitchen, our vans laden with potato ham casserole, … Continue reading Faith or Stupidity
I know that we all have days of darkness, days when faithfulness is all you can muster. When you know God loves you but can't feel it. When you know what needs to be done, but there is no happiness in the doing. I have recently come out of such a season. Herein lies the … Continue reading The Offer
What is faith? It is like an underground river, A strength That refreshes, A nourishment That causes the fruit Of the drinking plant To flourish. What is faith? It is like a canvas, The resilient surface On which colours Of free, joyful living Are brushed With precise Abandon. What is faith? … Continue reading Faith
July 2014 I drive a violet gray 2012 Ford Fiesta hatchback. I start it with a key remote combo, which I suppose many newer models have. Those details are a bit important. I drove my car to church that fresh morning of Friday, July 11, 2014. I hopped out of my car, locked it, then … Continue reading Everywhere Always
"Ah Lord God! behold, Thou hast made the heaven and the earth by Thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing to hard for Thee." He's The Great Creator God. I say I believe, claim to trust His power, but do I live it? Can God make a heart, stone-cold, return to … Continue reading Believe It!