Monthly Archives: November 2013

Art #1

Art died the other day. Here I sit on a gray, windy, leafless morning, leaning closely into a dimly sunlit window. It’s cold and quiet, and I’m up alone, family in bed. Our power was knocked out by last night’s … Continue reading

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This Writing Thing

I come here to write. Why? Is the process of writing really what I enjoy? I want something to write about. I’m hoping something comes up. I want adventures in life to talk about. I want to compel people to feel … Continue reading

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Find a Place To Hide?

Psalm 141:8–“But my eyes are upon You, O God the Lord; in You I take refuge…” Is it OK to take refuge, to escape from the things that are working against us? Is it wimpy? Is it scared? Is it … Continue reading

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In the Fray but Seeing Beyond It

Psalm 139: 24–“…and lead me in the way everlasting.” That word “everlasting” is what makes me a different man than I was before I met Jesus. Biblically speaking, before allowing Jesus into my life, I was “everlasting” but sliding toward punishment everlasting. … Continue reading

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Hank

He was the lone human figure on a long stretch of broken up, pot-holed county road that lay flat across farmland whose rows ran to the horizon in every direction. A hot waft of air lifted a tousle of his … Continue reading

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Ice Cream and Vegetables

Psalms 135 and 136– God’s word, the Bible, is not like a bowl of ice cream. A bowl of ice cream tastes really good. It makes me feel good about life. It is usually associated with fun times, and it … Continue reading

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Tell Me What You Want, I’ll Give You What You Need

Psalm 34:10–“But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.” Spending time with God, reading His word, slows me down. It is possible to read through a few verses just to say I did that and then … Continue reading

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