Enticing Illusions & Dreams

He was sleeping around and, to be honest, I’m not even sure the women wanted to be there. I was visiting but did not know what I had gotten myself into, as I observed the scene unfolding in the basement… An old man lived upstairs. He had a long, pointed beard of white and wasContinue reading “Enticing Illusions & Dreams”

Sanctification Splish Splash

Plaque happens. Maybe it’s just on my mind because I’m overdue for a dental appointment, but a sort of worldly mental plaque happens too if one is living and breathing in this world. Time for a bath — splish, splash! The Lord will perfect that which concerns me;Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever;Do not forsake the works of Your hands. Psalm 138:8 WhenContinue reading “Sanctification Splish Splash”

Put Your Finger Here

The hardness of the ground, dotted with half-buried pebbles, seems so certain beneath my boots — without give, without doubt, without mercy. As the sun sweetly smacks my cheek and cracks my face open into a smile, that same old toying wind winds its way in one ear and out the other: What if you’reContinue reading “Put Your Finger Here”

The Lion’s Lambs

As the harsh north wind blows the fresh snow and moves it wherever it wills erasing every track, old and new, shall the colder winds of bitterness, anger, frustration, despair, and hopelessness cover over the footsteps of Your every movement in my life, old and new? When the straight limbs of the heavy winds ofContinue reading “The Lion’s Lambs”

Grace To You

Trauma is the abused whipping dog of media. A personal trauma unfolds into a shared trauma which spreads into a campaign, an awareness, a cautionary tale from a mounted platform which is then retold in a thousand and one news clips — repinned, retweeted, reshared — and passed beneath the covers of a thousand ‘fictional’Continue reading “Grace To You”

That’s A Wrap: Christmas 2021

This year we bought a house for $15,000.00 in North Dakota, we financed the newest vehicle we’ve had in many years, and I lost a few pounds of emotional baggage (though I can’t say the same for my hips) – which is saying something because the last three years have been rough physically, financially, emotionally,Continue reading “That’s A Wrap: Christmas 2021”

Spiritual Travelogue: Why Leave That?

vertheless, I have learned to be grateful for some silences, for the writer’s fears are not unlike the writer’s friends’ own. I have flayed my heart, time and time again

SPIRITS & THE SPIRIT OF…

Line upon line, the book itself looks so unassuming sitting there in the chair across the room, but I give it a wide berth anyway, because the jots and tittles seem to tower to the heavens; I feel that if I read one more word, the whole thing — already leaning overhead — will comeContinue reading “SPIRITS & THE SPIRIT OF…”

THE BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE

“Your words have been arrogant against Me,” says the Lord. “Yet you say, ‘What have we spoken against You?’ You have said, ‘It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we have kept His charge, and that we have walked in mourning before the Lord of hosts? So now we callContinue reading “THE BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE”