Yes

On September 8, I gave up. I told God, “I’m done. If writing isn’t what You want me to do, I won’t do it. I’ll let it go. I do let it go.” And I did. I dropped it on the floor. There wasn’t much left of it—I’d crushed it...

Abide: The Schedule

  FRIDAY Oct. 16th 4:30-5:30 Arrival & Check-in 5:30 p.m. DINNER 7:00 p.m. Welcome, Worship & Gathering Time Jody and I will go over the vision and schedule for the weekend along with any logistical details you need to know about Grunewald’s...

(Don’t) Insist Upon Yourself

It’s ten p.m. I should be in bed, or at least headed in that direction. I should not be in front of a screen. Screens stimulate my brain: it takes me at least an hour after even glancing at a screen to wind down enough to fall asleep. But I figure it’ll...

The Grapefruit {a poem inspired by The Supper of the Lamb}

  The heavens are full of ruby-hued jewels, alive with the ridged wrinkles of glistening garnets, awash in the juices of fruitful glory. Ah, the delectable flesh of this sky! Round the center seeds small and smaller wink like stars in a carnelian firmament, the center...

The Wound of Beauty

I’m sorry I’ve been such a stranger these last weeks. We’ve been trying to buy a house (and finally did), so that we would have somewhere to move at the end of the month when the woman who bought our house moves in. It’s been a crazy, stressful...

Being Grace Kelly

You may recall that I told you last month that one of the fruits of my internet and blogging sabbatical was that I wrote my first short story in over four years. With a bit of fear and trembling, I share it with you. If you have even half as much fun reading it as I...

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