Trusting

You took so long, patiently and painstakingly, to build my trust in You.  Over the years, from my earliest childhood days until now, You’ve never once asked me to prove myself or to earn anything from You.  Instead, You have stood still as I’ve inched closer… drawn in by the zingy sent of salt… curious… … Continue reading Trusting

Tragedy & God

How does tragedy fit into the theme of a loving God? I have no idea I know a churchy answer... but if I were to answer those who have lost loved ones to acts of cruelty or carelessness, or to bad luck or bad genes,  my churchiness would not be appreciated.  In fact those answers might … Continue reading Tragedy & God

Position, Identity, Authority

"Well, I don't agree with you and, I've talked with others who agree with me!"   Conflict... completely UNFUN in my world. When I am confronted with someone who disagrees with me, I tend to go in the direction of  am I really set on what I'm saying... is this worth the fight its causing... … Continue reading Position, Identity, Authority

Legacy in a Ring

I sat on the bed, the heat of a November spring pressing in close, barely moved by the fan twirling above me.  It wasn't her bed, but it was her bedroom for the last months of her life.  The months I was last here, in Gympe.  When I last sat on the end of her … Continue reading Legacy in a Ring