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Watching Lightning

“A traveler loses his way in the forest; it is dark and he is afraid. Danger lurks behind every tree. A storm shatters the silence. The fool looks at the lightning, the wise man at the road that lies – illuminated- before him.” =…

Children with guns

We have seemingly unlimited capability. We have limited capacity. A finite people creating seemingly infinite tools.   I believe that the tension created by this discrepancy causes our souls to stretch beyond our natural functioning. The result is that we feel that we are…

Borders

This is the second installment for the stories of the refugee situation in the Czech Republic. Thank you for reading and if you feel led, sharing. Borders: The borders open at 4am. The line to go in starts to form way before that, women…

Weary but Willing

Over the next few weeks I would like to share with you about our trip to Prague and specifically about the refugee situation in Europe and stories from the lives of some of the those helping. Thank you for reading. Weary But Willing “Please…

Sacrificing Distraction

Within a few flicks of my finger, I have had 37 conversations, all in the span of 20 seconds. Although not conveyed in person. They did not lack emotion or purpose. 37 conversations. That is more than some people have in a day. Our…

Through seasons of exposure

Mark 1:12-13 12 The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13 And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.   I have recently been…

Bread or Stones

Bread or Stones The Character of God the Father in a fatherless culture A look at Matthew 7:7-11 7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who…

Living with Wounds

I am getting older. I can tell this more because when the weather changes, old injuries alert me to it. It is interesting that I tore my ACL 8 years ago and had surgery, but still, when the weather changes, I feel it, physically….

I hate August

August is a hard month It is a month of change, of transitions. It is full of new schedules and a litany of responsibilities, and on top of that it is hot. I hate August. I am also coming up on the one year…

When death moves close

When death moves close Life intensifies We like to keep it at a distance We treat death as if it is relegated to the outskirts of our lives The proximity as we get older becomes closer because we have more experiences It is as…

When Seasons Change

A few years ago, while in Sweden, I had the privilege of meeting one of the top botanist of their country. While Sweden is one of the most atheistic countries in the world, she is a Christian. She spoke of seasons. She told me…

Good Christian Racist

Racism in the southern part of the US is still a very sensitive topic. Yet probably for reasons other than you think. In being from the south, I have seen us typecast time and time again as ignorant, heartless people who are incapable of…