Encircling Love

I found this sonnet in one of my journal notebooks hearkening back to my early twenties, when I penned it as prayer of hope and blessing. Time has its way with us, and often proves to be the lion’s paw which strips away our vain delusions, naive trusts, and proudly mislead belief that we can… Continue reading Encircling Love

Easter

In the midst of darkness and death,    a cacaphonied silence,   I look for light       and I hear…         through the muffled years…    that Peter Cottontail is       hopping   down the bunny trail      Hippity      Hoppity   Easter’s on its way.   The triumphant march     of fingers up and down    the piano keys,    and the… Continue reading Easter

Clouds

Clouds stretch and fly,     proclaiming heavens, replete with renewing breath of life,          “Ru’ah,” Wafting shapes, prescient of patter-soft rain        showering the earth,      newly garbed and globed  with iridescent “dew of youth”   The phoenix,        a rare gem,   descends to ashes in kenosis:   life renewed in humble infancy.       “Unless ye become like a… Continue reading Clouds

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The Prophet

  “who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame…”. –Hebrews 12:2    “And in that day I will answer, declares the LORD, I will answer the heavens, and they shall answer the earth, and the earth shall answer the grain, the wine, and the oil, and they shall answer Jezreel,… Continue reading The Prophet

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The Chalkboard

” The enemy came to an end in everlasting ruins; their cities you rooted out; the very memory of them has perished.” Psa 9:6 The importance of memory has been percolating in my mind as I face off with the darkness around me, and as I face off against that dark consuming flame which licked… Continue reading The Chalkboard

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Dominion and Authority in Scripture

   Many of you are probably painfully aware of the current misuse of I Timothy 2:12, “A woman shall not teach a man.”  There are a group of rather domineering personalities wielding this verse like club against our sisters, and their hypocrisy in criticizing domineering women by domineering over others themselves is blameworthy.      Many of… Continue reading Dominion and Authority in Scripture

What is Deuteronomical Blessing?

I recently picked up a podcast at the recommendation of a “Christian” who lives in my community. I have been, like Stowe and MLK, at loggerheads trying to figure out why many of the “Christians” I encounter are far more like the man of Deuteronomy 29 than the man of Psalm 1. Listening to the… Continue reading What is Deuteronomical Blessing?

Famous Last Words

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel!”                                                         –Matthew 23:23-24      These words… Continue reading Famous Last Words

Let There Be Light!

  I am convinced that the “Oh first created beam!” chorus in Handel’s Samson not only equals, but surpasses the “Hallelujah Chorus.”  The binding of wisdom in the expression of light is an antiphonal theme in the Creation and Incarnation.    In Creation, light is the expression of God’s treasury of knowledge and wisdom, namely Christ. … Continue reading Let There Be Light!

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