Everything or Nothing

Poetry really isn’t the craze it once was. Rhyming poetry is even less in vogue. Still, nonetheless, here’s a poem I recently wrote and a rhyming one at that. I think what draws me to poetry is how so much emotion and meaning can fit into such a small space. It’s like you take a […]

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Moving In–For Good

“But they were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.” Hebrews 11:16 (NLT) I’ve lived in eight different towns, two countries, and have been homeless for a short time in my life. No matter […]

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Never Abandoned

Years ago on a summer afternoon, my younger brother played in a little league game. None of my siblings or parents remembers how well he played or how the team did. Even so, none of us will ever forget that day. The game ended and we went home and began eating a late lunch. Soon, […]

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God Can’t Resist Those Who Are Truly Sorry

My three-year-old son got himself into trouble this morning. First, he dumped my wife’s decorative sprinkles all over the floor (several different kinds). While enjoying his forbidden snack, he grabbed ahold of a starfish and broke it. You’re probably not surprised that my wife wasn’t at all happy. Our little guy earned himself a quick […]

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Sick Child and a Loving Dad

He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds. Psalm 147:3 (NLT) My two-year-old son couldn’t keep any food down. It had been a very rough night and morning for him. He was trembling and weak as he came into the room where I sat. His eyes filled with tears and the whites of his eyes […]

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