Category Archives: Thoughts and Stories

Original Prologue for November in White Sands

Waves lapping, distant island superimposed on pastel spread, surrounded by the whitest sand–reminding me of . . .” I paused to think, “. . . of scorn, I suppose . . . Recovering my pencil from the sand, I scratched … Continue reading

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Poems from November in White Sands

Transient Etchings Child in the corner by the fence, alone in the schoolyard Scratching with a stick On the ground, pawing painstakingly drawing your story, Of epitomizing your feelings in a picture not knowing how or why you stand alone, … Continue reading

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Sexuality and Ripening Morality

In my post on sexuality and fossilized morality, the main point I wanted to make is that sex and shame should not intersect.  This week, I listened to a sermon that described how the flesh and the spirit are at … Continue reading

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Knox Song – For My Son at 9 Months

I like to crawl around I like to crawl around I like to crawl around Cause trouble I like to ‘noy the dogs I like to ‘noy the dogs I like to ‘noy the dogs Cause trouble I like to … Continue reading

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July 15th 2012 Sermon – A Trust in God Beyond Language & Logic

When my mom asked me to give the message this week, I agreed before I knew what the topic was going to be.  I was pleased when I discovered that this year’s VBS focused on trusting in God.  Being a … Continue reading

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Sexuality and Fossilized Morality

While journeying through the stages on life’s way, one indication you’re progressing from one stage to another is a sense of awakening.  In my mid-twenties, I almost spontaneously was able to recognize that the morality of the church was lagging … Continue reading

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How do You Interpret the Behavior of Your Loved Ones?

Last week, I listened to a sermon that discussed the lens we use to interpret the messages being communicated by our loved ones.  The study the pastor referenced came to the conclusion that the people who seem the happiest in … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a 4th Grader

That boy Derek caught me from behind. He hit me in the back of my head and I fell. He kicked my knapsack open and looked in it. He emptied it. I told him no, that I had to take … Continue reading

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Conscience Jolted and Yet No Apology

I’ve maintained for a long time that men need to hold each other accountable, at least to a certain degree. A few months ago I was on the receiving end of some firm advice and since then I’ve taken the … Continue reading

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Beckoned

I woke up beckoned. But to what? At the time I knew not “what” and yet there was a stirring within me—a desire to succumb to my unquestioning, absurd obedience to a feeling I could barely comprehend. Full of desire, … Continue reading

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