The Nights

The nights are dark and long these days I try to sleep through but something nudges me, wakens me Then the voices of discouragement Voices of fear, inadequacy And my sleep is over but it is still long dark   There is a sweet strong Presence there as well Making these...

Vision

So many of the greatest blessings of life go unnoticed and consequently unappreciated.  How many marriages, friendships, family relationships fall into disrepair and ultimately loss before we realize just how important these things really are?  Among the few things...

Sunday Morning Ruminations

 This was originally written in 2011.  I thought at that point that I would never pastor a church again. Some Sunday morning rumination or rambling or whatever … There is still that feeling of pain deep in my heart. Perhaps it is disappointment in myself, thinking...

Mom …

Mom I see you … I hear you You are just beyond my reach It is maddening to be so close And yet so far away You have loved me tenderly, relentlessly, fiercely As only a mother can love And yet it is not enough Life pulls us apart geographically socially experientially...