Tears, bursting in a gush of misery! Streams over stinging red cheeks… Tamp grief down? Later pay usury! I ignored the sounds heart speaks! Finality has come! So long waiting! I didn’t cry! Tried contemplating, Cover agony, by denial shimmery; Play pretend; Ignoring truth leaks! Endurance breaks? Forget chivalry! Love is rearranged in time … More A Time to Cry
When loss and sorrow knock on the door, there is no denying grief or the process of mourning. However, it is natural to recoil from the pain and very human to attempt to flee. Grief is as hot and dry as June in the desert, during a long drought. The body, heart, and soul shrivel with thirst … More From Mourning to Joy
Invisible cords of deception are rising from the bottomless pit. Un-noticed ropes of deluded thought are winding, weaving, circling to bind opposing ideologies by an unholy knot of unity. Those who are down-trodden, oppressed, and tired of waiting for relief seek alignment with those who share their common enemies and for the sake of common … More My Response to Terror and Persecution is Jesus
I am war-weary, in need of a furlough, and awaiting an honorable discharge. I am battle-hardened but this war is long; it has been raging for centuries, filling the earth with blood. My enemy is a deceptive predator who sometimes, weakens me by sneaking into my thoughts. You see, I once fought on his side, … More Joy Waits on God
God watches over His children and fights against those who try to destroy us.
12 Help, Lord, for the godly man ceases! For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men. 2 They speak idly everyone with his neighbor; With flattering lips and a double heart they speak. 3 May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, And the tongue that speaks proud things, 4 Who have said, “With our tongue we … More Fight Evil, Exalt Jesus!
Something happened on the other day! Something so difficult for me to relate. Something that I recognize as tragedy. Nothing can be changed or time repay; Nothing now can be done to alleviate; Nothing humanly transforms tragedy. Anything I hope or I can possibly say, Anything directed at redirecting fate, Anything given can’t reverse … More Ode to Roseburg
The following is an article from my home-town paper concerning a plume of contaminated water released into the Animas River by the EPA. This is your tax dollars at work folks. No terrorist organization could have done it better. The Animas River may never be the same and many of us desert-dwellers depend on the … More Joy Mourning The River of Lost Souls
Calamity is feared, hated, played into, played down, and ignored; but no matter how we feel about calamity or respond to the possibility of it, calamity is outside human control. Neither science nor philosophy can deter the crushing, life-changing effect of calamity when it decides to strike. Even the righteous are subject to calamity and … More Joy Endures and by Hope, Overcomes Calamity