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

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

A Redeeming Question

Landscapes are perceptions to the eye, as questions are to the mind. Questions leave an imprint of what is, and what may be. But too often we bind them to expectations. We lose our focus based on what we desire, rather than what is necessary. Below is an old familiar part of history and at … Continue reading A Redeeming Question

Christmas: Un-Majestic form

A Christ child, born to a prophetic virgin, Holy Spirit conceived, who would come in human form but with powers reserved for deity. Not accompanied by mythological proportions of grandeur for the comic imaginations of conning childhood wonder or adult musings. A birth not celebrated by the sacred union of instituted marriage. For no pleasure … Continue reading Christmas: Un-Majestic form