Tag: hope

  • The Father’s Heart

    The Father’s heart roars like a lion. He paces like a caged lion when he sees his children being abused, and his anger boils like a furnace and his muscles bulge as he fights to control his rage. The Father’s heart is jealous and he does not control his anger forever. The Lord your God […]

  • A Bucket-List for Christmas

    Today I was an unwilling eye-witness of the fact that Walmart is swarmed with candy canes and snowmen, and the first of my neighbors have put up their lights. I guess it’s official. The holiday season has begun. And if you’re anything like me and my good pal Grumpy Cat…. you’re joinin’ us in our way […]

  • to go [low]

    It happens at that moment when the dragon who has haunted my life for months gives one final gurgling gasp and collapses at my feet, and my triumphant shout of victory rings and echoes off the mountain ranges. I pull my sword out of his throat… And that’s when I see it. And I sigh […]

  • There’s One In Every Crowd…

    “Hello, welcome to Verizon Wireless Tech Support.” —–(Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzztttt–chinga-changa—-bbbbbbzzzzzzzzzz)—– “Please state your reason for calling.” –(brrrrrrrrrr—zzzz—-zzzzz)—– “What was that? Did Mr. Z– give you permission to make these changes? I’ll need to speak to him before we can proceed.” —(BZZZZZZZZZZZ—-ZZZZZ——TTTSHHHHHHHH)—– “You know what, Ma’am, I’m just like any other normal person, just trying to do my […]

  • All things [NEW]

    Some days, I wonder where my Father has gotten to. I always eventually come to the realization that I’m the one who has chosen to sit wearily in my own stubborn mud-puddle and refuse to move. But often, He beats me to that realization and comes running towards me, and scoops me up in His arms, […]

  • What FAITH can do

    I miss working at a camp. I really do. It feels so strange to switch worlds, as if the facilitator part of me is still sitting in the  intern office, waiting for someone else to climb inside of it. I wrote this story about three unforgettable kids I met my first summer, and thought I’d […]

  • I hope you {dance}

    Life is short. But I’m not afraid. When I die, I hope you dance. I hope you do a full-out jig. Stop giving me that awkward stare. I’m really not that crazy. I attended a funeral last fall. Unfortunately, I’ve been at quite a few in the last year. But this one was traumatizing, unlike anything I’ve experienced […]

  • My Lantern Ignited a Tree

    And then it was 2013. As the first few minutes of the fresh, new year ticked their celebratory circuits around the clock, my friends and I released a cloud of paper lanterns into the night air. They floated solemnly at first, and then with a gust of hasty impatience shot straight up until they were only fairy specks against the obsidian […]

  • beyond the GALAXIES

    Last night–er, morning–, I laid out on my roof in my -20 degree Coleman sleeping bag and watched a meteor shower. I counted twenty falling stars….. and then I stopped counting and just gazed at the glory of the skies and tried to figure out the meaning behind it all. In case you’re wondering, I didn’t come […]

  • Guardian of a million dreams

    Life is a comedy for those who think; a tragedy for those who feel. Unfortunately, dream molders are feelers. “Teachers. You are the molders of their dreams. The gods who build or crush their young beliefs of right or wrong.You are the spark that sets aflame the poet’s hand, or lights the flame of some […]