Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Flower Garden (Things I Learned from My Kids #1)

My two-year-old daughter Hannah reminded me that all life on this planet has a purpose.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4

It took me a long time to write this post. For a statement that seems so simple, there are many facets to it, and I ultimately decided to go with three of them.



As I sat in peace with a book,
my cat spotted two others
playing nearby.
He began to stalk
with a bristle in his fur.

Monday, October 8, 2012

I Saw Jesus Today

I Saw Jesus Today

I saw Jesus today
at the park.
He was a woman tending a garden,
a bee pollinating a flower,
and two young girls running past their mother.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

"Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor; the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them!" Matthew 5:3

I am thrilled to arrive at the Beatitudes. The Bible's first account of Jesus' preaching is a shock to the world, as each one is the antithesis of what our human nature drives us towards. It is so easy to believe in them, but it is so incredibly hard to put them in practice.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

"Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." Matthew 4:19

As Jesus began his ministry around the Sea of Galilee, he started choosing his disciples. The first four were fishermen, and he gave them the enduring directive:
"Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." (KJV)