Praise

Grasses their heads wave in victory cheer Streams murmur of You, The One without peer Mountains white-crested their orisons raise Daisies bright humbly Your attributes praise Lofty pines still You more lofty declare Canyons all echo yet still add their share Wind rushes swiftly to fall at Your feet Clouds grace its worship, in chorus […]

This Christmas, Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle

It’s that time of year again: advertising season. I have always interpreted the 30 or so days beginning with Thanksgiving and culminating in Christmas as “the holidays.” But a disturbing trend has been evident in recent history: beginning around October 1stand carrying over into the New Year, retailers have bombarded America with advertisements, sales, and window displays. […]

The Miracle of Transformation

For a brief moment, James stopped and stared at the miracle, transfixed by a reverence that seemed to have materialized in his heart out of nothingness. He was late for his next appointment, but he wasn’t in a hurry. Or, at least not in such a hurry that he didn’t have time for admiring a […]

Three Questions That Will Change Your Life

The title looks like clickbait, but it’s not. Seriously. These three questions will change your life (if you let them): What is the most important time? Who is the most important person? What is the most important thing to do? Those questions, and how you answer them, will go a significant way towards determining the […]

Some (More) Unsolicited Advice This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving. A day dedicated to two quintessentially American things: football and overeating. Oh, and being thankful. More on that in a moment. Thanksgiving is also the time wherein the nuts from every limb of the family tree can come together for calm, rational, even enlightened conversation on non-controversial topics like politics, religion, and the NFL. […]

A #NeverTrumper Repents On Inauguration Day

There is a great deal of excitement today within my tribe, the evangelicals, over the inauguration of President Trump. Many evangelicals, a significant majority of them in fact, voted to make the businessman/reality TV star/politician the 45th president of the United States. Admittedly, many voted with their nose clenched firmly between their thumb and forefinger. […]