When Reality Bites: Wood & Iron

You’re standing at the bank of a river. Your eyes are watching your heart being swept five miles downstream out-of-reach — So fast — Your own breath catches you by the throat and threatens to kill itself — There’s no undoing it now. You already lost it. The icy clutches of reality set in: ItContinue reading “When Reality Bites: Wood & Iron”

A New World: Kith ‘n’ Kin

Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather. — Matthew 24:28, The Holy Bible THE TRENCHES & THE BLISS, 2016 CHAPTER 4 I was thinking that my story would sound more convincing if I’d lost my father, nephew, and fiancee to this social-psychosomatic war, but that would simply be untrue. No, I hadContinue reading “A New World: Kith ‘n’ Kin”

Great Courage.

“We will need great courage because we will be required to take risks when we step out in faith into what we’ve seen and heard from the Lord. We will never take that step if our hope rests on experiencing another great event, like waiting for the next wave of revival to sweep in orContinue reading “Great Courage.”

Faithful Service

The relationship between Jonathan and David gets a lot of hype in Sunday morning sermons, and for good reason. That is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of spiritual bond. In rereading Daniel 4 recently, however, I found another lovely example of relational beauty. Daniel’s faithful service to God is often recounted, but have you ever noticed howContinue reading “Faithful Service”

Roe: The View From Here

What a week! — A week of divisions, a week of celebrations, a week of cautions, a week of squealing and protesting… I don’t always comment on current events, especially in the heat of the moment; I prefer to let them sit for a minute. Still, I understand some of the implications of Roe VContinue reading “Roe: The View From Here”