March 16, 2018

   This place, an open sea of sand, is my blank page. My heart is as empty as the dreams and promises left scattered and broken, littering the landscape. Like the bleached bones of a creature who tried to make it but died. Like the eggs that never became the lives...

February 1, 2018

We have to talk about it, don't we?

   Children of missionary parents often suffer.  The parents, passionate about serving God and converting the lost in far off lands, either bring their children along or deposit them in boarding schools in North America, Europe, Afric...

February 1, 2018

  Some of the thoughts for this writing and most of the quotes  are taken from Ali Shultz's article "It's Time to Meet Your Shadow Side."  Ali is a contributing editor to, a website that explores all kinds of angles and topics relating to religion and thing...

January 31, 2018

Talking about anxiety . . .

   Do fears take up a lot of space in your life?  Perhaps you think of your own aging or the welfare of your kids or the state of your health or the troubles in the world or whether or not you will have enough money this month to live on or i...

March 28, 2017

I am here because I have questions.  I am on a journey where I know honesty and vulnerability are essential.  I am committed to these things, even if it frightens me.  I too would like to have everything all figured out.  I'd like that illusion of control!  But I have...

March 10, 2017


Is loving kindness in our nature

when we walk by the fallen folks?

We love to judge them, that's for sure,

and count ourselves the solid oaks!

How did it happen that in our hearts,

which breathe His breath and taste His favor,

the seed of mercy which got its start


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