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Going Home

Ron Arko was my spiritual father, my Paul and my Barnabas, always encouraging me, my writings, and my blog posts. He was always there for me when I needed him. The irony is that I need him here right now to help me get through his going home. Wounded you stepped onto the battlefield, while others walked away disheartened from …Continue reading →

Works of Faith

Works of faith, not works and faith, is what pleases God. A sincere faith that produces good works is most beneficial for the preservation of all creation. It’s in our best interest to investigate, refine, and express our faith in order to “redeem our consciousness” (Luther), and preserve our purity for the sake of others. Works and faith would force …Continue reading →

May I Have this Dance?

An orchestra of birds sing outside my window. They’re actually angels disguised as pocket-sized musicians. “And from where art thou?” I ask. “We were first sent to watch over a fair maiden. She sleeps so peacefully on a cumulus cloud and talks as if she were awake. While she sleeps, she smiles knowing that Someone is watching. We cannot bear to …Continue reading →

Knight

A long stride with secure steps he owns, that find not the left or the right to sooth, yet the road less traveled.   Brave is his name but tell him not for he will laugh out loud.   Integrity is his native tongue for he has alliterated his trusted companions: patience and prudence.   And love is simultaneously both …Continue reading →

“Ode” by William Wordsworth

This is one of my favorite stanzas (V) from Wordsworth’s romanticized poem, better known as “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood.” This poetic paragraph takes for granted a biblical (or Platonic) pre-existence, which mourns the loss of a child’s vision of an ideal world fading away “into the light of common day,” in what feels like a …Continue reading →

God’s Track Record

We want to overcome our fears with faith in God, but how do we do that? One way is to remember God in context to History. Recall what God has done throughout the ages for Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, David, et al. Particularly with the patriarchs, God was sovereign, providential, merciful, and He kept His promises! Now focus on …Continue reading →

Uncertainty

Familiar winds of fear take from me my last as I fall in a puddle of redundancy. Heaven opens and clouds part to manifest my destiny. I challenge myself to a hazardous hike in the winter of my spirit’s discontent to fight and be free. On my journey, I bring a pair of scarred shins and calloused feet to pave …Continue reading →

Unusual Red

She nudged the open door where it secretly wanted to go. A stained-glass window stared at her from across the dusty, dark room. She danced and twirled towards it “spotting” the kaleidoscope light for balance. The Rembrandts waved as she passed by. With a sudden stop, she opened the colorful aperture to welcome the wind. Outside, flowers stretched their petals …Continue reading →

Mystery of Tears

Spasms and sobs speak louder than words. Leaky freedom trickles down mountains of flesh As the fulfillment of time flaps its wings into the fray. Tiny drops of love’s deep fill our hearts whole Like a bucket that overflows. What can medicate a broken heart more than You? Can love ever be so true as to live passionately without You? …Continue reading →

In the Blink of an Eye

She dances around the orange sting with a glowing impression that summons the native children. The red rebel embers blush at her intrinsic strength. She grabs the night air and spreads it through her thick raven hair. The fire crackles and salutes her wearing a bright uniform perfumed with sap and sequoia. She fixes her eyes on heaven’s door waiting …Continue reading →

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