Put My Name On It

What ruptured thoughts can jolt the private conscience like the statement “Put my name on it.” Expectations creep into the array of outcomes. Words like reputation, motivation, venture, risk, incentive, and confidence echo to convey a synonym-like appeal. The phrase is similar to an English idiom “I’ll imprint with my ten fingers.” The point is … Continue reading Put My Name On It

Prayer’s Known Unknowns

What is the aim of prayer? Secure a blessing? Take up a holy confidence? Make a petition? Delight in God? If a maxim of prayer is “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you,” then persistence is implied (Matthew 7:7). I am … Continue reading Prayer’s Known Unknowns

Wisdom’s Kaleidoscope

With summer approaching, the days are hot. Getting reprieve in a cold swim hole is like the welcoming of a friend you have not seen in years, refreshing! The kids (7,5,3) and I (really?) needed to disentangle from routine. A short drive deposited us at our destination. As we meandered along the hiking trail the … Continue reading Wisdom’s Kaleidoscope

Boots made for Walking

  I love walking. I love conversation. Walking is perfectly designed for conversation. A communion of sorts. Walks become a release for sorting out things, a putting in order for what would otherwise remain scattered thoughts sown into the reality of life’s circumstances. Thoughts, which in content, are sometimes trivial, sometimes deep, at times weighty, … Continue reading Boots made for Walking

Purity’s Conscience

(PART 2 of 2): A continuation of Purity’s Caveat:  “The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;” – Psalm 19:8 Where else can we find such confidence in what is filtered from all impurities? There is a 'fountain of living water' from which … Continue reading Purity’s Conscience

Purity’s Caveat

(PART 1 of 2): part 2 of 2 is titled, Purity’s Conscience. Purity is a unique virtue with a caveat; it is through purity all other virtues gain sincerity. Purity involves the whole being of a person open to the imprint of what is holy. There is no special consortium of rituals we can make to … Continue reading Purity’s Caveat

Chasing the Wind

The childhood days are gone when sticking my head out the car window, like my furry canine companions, felt so exhilarating. I loved that feeling of the torrent of wind hitting my face, swirling my hair into hundreds of tiny knots. Now, too lazy to work knots out, I find stretching my arm out and … Continue reading Chasing the Wind

Help on the Way

Part (2 of 2): Part 1 title Estranged from the Womb. Help for Life Indeed, life is often grievous, full of lamentations, and suffering. The prophet Jeremiah was overwhelmed with emotions. He was compelled to express his cause of confusion before the Lord in a very raw and unfiltered way (Jeremiah 20). There are times … Continue reading Help on the Way

Estranged from the Womb

(PART 1 of 2): "My body.” “My choice.” “My situation, you don’t understand.” Life is full of unknowns, but it is not uncharted. Life is full of complexities, but has purpose. Though difficulties are plentiful, even a lost hope can be found! As you do not know the way of the wind, or how the … Continue reading Estranged from the Womb

Rhythm & Reason

There is a rhythm in love’s song and dance to the soul. There is a reason in love’s engagement in action. If 1 Corinthians 13 is the poetry of love, Romans 12 is the choreography of love. 1 Corinthians 13 : Romans 12 Love is patient (v 4) : lives peaceably with all (v 18) And kind … Continue reading Rhythm & Reason