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A Pair of Prayers

Here’s a second poem since I have two dogs and everything has to be fair! A Pair of Prayers In the predawn stillness    we are breathing in tandem; Concurrently drawing unhurried,    elongated breaths. The gradual expansion of our ballooning    bellies is the only evidence We are alive at all. A fraction of a moment,    frozen…

Morning Prayer

Over the last several weeks I’ve been cranking out some rather “full-bodied” emails, so I thought  today I would make an attempt to say more with fewer words. Here’s a quick glimpse into my morning routine and rituals. Morning Prayers. Burley and woolen; his dreams   accentuated with spastic flinching   and contented sighs, He is free…

What the hell, Lazarus?

Once again, thanks for your questions and comments during our Heaven and Hell series on Sunday mornings. It’s been good to hear your thoughts and address some of them as we go along. I got a good one this week asking about the parable of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16… In contrast…

God Willing

Have you ever looked at a word you just wrote down and it suddenly looks weird? Not a spelling-bee word, something simple like, “because” or “weather”. Have you ever said, “You too!” to a TSA agent at the airport when they tell you to have a good flight? Maybe you’ve found yourself halfway through a…

Bearing Fruit

I grew up thinking I was supposed to prove to the non-Christian people around me that I was overflowing with the “fruit of the Spirit”. The idea was they would become intrigued and curious about Jesus if they saw how upbeat and positive and “blessed” I was. The problem is I was faking it most…

Man On The Street

I was nineteen years old when Jenn and I got engaged. She had just graduated from college and was about to start teaching. I wanted to be a youth pastor but couldn’t afford Christian schools so I was pretty much surfing a lot and taking random classes at a local community college. Our rationale was…

Good Work Over Time

“And this is my prayer, that your love would overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight…” –The Apostle Paul This past weekend, we looked at the introduction to Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi. These verses in the opening of his letter lay out Paul’s joyful observations and greatest desires for his…

The Fly

“There was an old woman who swallowed a fly…I don’t know why she swallowed that fly…perhaps she’ll die!” I have vivid memories of my dad singing that song to me as a kid. I was totally captivated by the idea of a woman who accidentally swallowed a fly trying desperately to remove it–by swallowing worse…

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