https://youtu.be/MX1G71WK-FA Darkness rolls over the sky The thunderhead pushes against my eyes Grey and black blindness swallow me whole I choke, I wretch, my body shudders and seizes My last breath hovers on the edge of my lips Lo, but light touches my cheek A thin shaft of gold fills my lungs Wider it shreds … Continue reading Encouraging Story Monday: It Ain’t Over Yet
https://youtu.be/WFY2Hdh7cvA I love this song. I really do. It's catchy, it's inspiring. But, for me, it's wholly unsatisfying. What do I mean by that? I mean that the platitude that it pays to the listener, much like many theological anecdotes floating in the air lately, doesn't satisfy the question of why bad things happen to … Continue reading So, Why do Bad things happen to Good people?
https://youtu.be/M7670CXvPX0 Christmas Bells I HEARD the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day had come, The belfries of all Christendom Had rolled along The unbroken song Of peace on earth, good-will to men! … Continue reading Christmas Bells – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (and Casting Crowns)
I see you. I see the fear that has gripped you. Fear for your safety, for your family. You see the carnage and atrocities everywhere you look. I'm afraid, too. It is rational to be afraid. It is rational to want to protect your loved ones. But, we're taking this beyond rational fear. Rational fear … Continue reading Open Letter to the Church – A Compassion Wednesday Post
Is it really time for Flash Fiction Friday already? Wow, the week flew by! Let's get to the story with John and the mystery man: “Where is everyone?” “Safe.” The man’s grin was plastic. Immutable. I looked into his eyes, and I wanted to wretch. There was evil there. Evil and pain. Not his pain. … Continue reading Private Conversation