42 Days!

“Marriage. The roots are deep. The covenant is solid. The love is sweet. Life is hard. And God is good.” -John Piper Advertisements

A Poem for Advent

Mary’s Song Blue homespun and the bend of my breast keep warm this small hot naked star fallen to my arms. (Rest … you who have had so far to come.) Now nearness satisfies the body of God sweetly. Quiet he lies whose vigor hurled a universe. He sleeps whose eyelids have not closed before. … More A Poem for Advent

Goal

The leader of a Christian ministry recently said his goal is to be “confessionally rigorous and relationally generous.” The more I thought about it, the more I loved it. So I’ve decided to unashamedly steal it and make that my own personal goal. Isn’t that what Jesus was like while he lived on this earth? He was immovable in regards to … More Goal

Surprised by Ezekiel

SSSSS….LOW….L…..Y….I have been working my way through Ezekiel; turtle-style. My intention is to camp out for long periods of time in one book of the Bible with the aim of understanding its themes and practical implications. The New Application Commentary by Iain M. Duguid and The Message of Ezekiel by Christopher J. H. Wright are major … More Surprised by Ezekiel

Holiest of Holy Days

On this holiest of holy days, we are transfixed by Jesus’ suffering and death on the cross…we can ponder but not fully comprehend the enormity of what happens this day…we are simultaneously dismayed and grateful: his torn flesh makes us whole, his bruises bring us healing, and his death gives us life. -Bobby Gross God, … More Holiest of Holy Days

Forgetting Their Wedding Anniversary

How I Felt Earlier This Week When I Bought An Anniversary Card For My Parents (days ahead) Yesterday, On Their Anniversary, I Went About My Business La-dee-dah-dee-dah This Morning When I Realized I Forgot Their Anniversary Their Reaction When I Called Them To Apologize Thanks for your graciousness, guys! After all that, Happy Anniversary! Here’s … More Forgetting Their Wedding Anniversary