circle. a poem.

round and round it goes. where it started where it will stop. nobody knows. Johnny sang about it. Tolkein wrote about it. i live it. will the circle be unbroken? the old hymn asks. only when a brave one trembling steps over the rim and flies. tight is the grip of the devil on thoseContinue reading “circle. a poem.”

On David and Goliath

My three sons sat snuggled around me, dressed in Superman, Batman, and Buzz Lightyear pajamas, their hair still damp from bath time. I had hoped to expand their theological exposure with a different story from their favorite Little Boys Bible, but again they insisted we read David and Goliath.  It’s no wonder, really. The lure towardsContinue reading “On David and Goliath”

The greatest gift of the nativity

One of the most cherished aspects of the Christmas season are lights. Twinkle lights, tree lights, luminaries, lanterns tied up with evergreen and bows, and especially candlelight. Light was an extraordinary part of the first Christmas, too. Historians confirm that the time at which Christ was born was very dark. Among the Jewish people, doubtContinue reading “The greatest gift of the nativity”

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