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Response to New York Times Op-Ed

Devin Michelle Bunten began a recent New York Times op-ed piece with a bang: “Men menstruate. Some have even given birth. Women with penises and prominent larynxes walk the streets and use the ladies’ restroom. Nonbinary people wear binders and use they/them pronouns....

Monday Morning Poetry

For this week's installment of Monday Morning Poetry, I'd like to share William Shakespeare's (1564–1616) "When in Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes": When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes I all alone beweep my outcast state, And trouble deaf heaven with my...

Monday Morning Poetry

Since we're just coming out of the Easter season, for this week's selection of Monday Morning Poetry, I have chosen "Most Glorious Lord of Life" by Edmund Spenser (1552–1599): Most glorious Lord of Life, that on this day Didst make thy triumph over death and sin, And...

Monday Morning Poetry

Several years ago on a different blog I began a series of posts titled "Monday Morning Poetry." Why? Well, 1) because I like poetry, and 2) because it felt right. I'm not sure I need a deeply philosophical reason for doing so. After all, it's my blog and I can do what...

Reflections on Driving Past an Estate Sale

My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass. But you, O LORD, are enthroned forever; you are remembered throughout all generations (Psalm 102:11–12). Some months ago I drove past a sign emblazoned with the words “Estate Sale,” adorned with arrows...

Prayers to Help Frame Your Day

We are shaped and formed by our habits. In a very real sense, we become our habits. In his book You Are What You Love, James K. A. Smith observes that activities are not just things we do, but they are things that do something to us as well.  For this reason, we must...

Book Briefs (January–April 2020)

Here's a look at what I've been reading since the beginning of this year! Enjoy! Justin Earley, The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction Since this was one of the most read books of 2019, I made my purchase and started reading it on January 1 of...

O What Their Joy and Their Glory Must Be

This past Sunday during my sermon on Matthew 8:1–17, the main point I sought to bring out was: Since Jesus came not only to redeem a people but to renew creation, he demonstrates his Messianic authority by healing the sick and liberating the oppressed. Simply put, he...

The Book and the Prayer Card

Thumbing through my book of Jane Kenyon poems there it was. I see it nearly every day, but this morning the words on the old prayer card--written who knows when-- waltzed off the 3X5 and pierced my heart suffusing it with serenity. He never fails. Scripture's sublime...

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Response to New York Times Op-Ed

Devin Michelle Bunten began a recent New York Times op-ed piece with a bang: “Men menstruate. Some have even given birth. Women with penises and prominent larynxes walk the streets and use the ladies’ restroom. Nonbinary people wear binders and use they/them pronouns....

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Monday Morning Poetry

For this week's installment of Monday Morning Poetry, I'd like to share William Shakespeare's (1564–1616) "When in Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes": When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes I all alone beweep my outcast state, And trouble deaf heaven with my...

read more

Monday Morning Poetry

Since we're just coming out of the Easter season, for this week's selection of Monday Morning Poetry, I have chosen "Most Glorious Lord of Life" by Edmund Spenser (1552–1599): Most glorious Lord of Life, that on this day Didst make thy triumph over death and sin, And...

read more

Monday Morning Poetry

Several years ago on a different blog I began a series of posts titled "Monday Morning Poetry." Why? Well, 1) because I like poetry, and 2) because it felt right. I'm not sure I need a deeply philosophical reason for doing so. After all, it's my blog and I can do what...

read more

Reflections on Driving Past an Estate Sale

My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass. But you, O LORD, are enthroned forever; you are remembered throughout all generations (Psalm 102:11–12). Some months ago I drove past a sign emblazoned with the words “Estate Sale,” adorned with arrows...

read more

Prayers to Help Frame Your Day

We are shaped and formed by our habits. In a very real sense, we become our habits. In his book You Are What You Love, James K. A. Smith observes that activities are not just things we do, but they are things that do something to us as well.  For this reason, we must...

read more

Book Briefs (January–April 2020)

Here's a look at what I've been reading since the beginning of this year! Enjoy! Justin Earley, The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction Since this was one of the most read books of 2019, I made my purchase and started reading it on January 1 of...

read more

O What Their Joy and Their Glory Must Be

This past Sunday during my sermon on Matthew 8:1–17, the main point I sought to bring out was: Since Jesus came not only to redeem a people but to renew creation, he demonstrates his Messianic authority by healing the sick and liberating the oppressed. Simply put, he...

read more

The Book and the Prayer Card

Thumbing through my book of Jane Kenyon poems there it was. I see it nearly every day, but this morning the words on the old prayer card--written who knows when-- waltzed off the 3X5 and pierced my heart suffusing it with serenity. He never fails. Scripture's sublime...

read more