Reflections From the Top of the Mountain

It is a sleepy hazy, dreary day here in the Ozarks. The trees just finished displaying their vibrant autumn color, turning hillsides into tapestries of orange, yellow, brown, red and green. Now, my lawn is buried under four or five inches of leaves, giving my mulcher/blower a run for its money. I'll get to it... … Continue reading Reflections From the Top of the Mountain

Oh, This Jar of Clay! Sickness, Allergies & Other Such Cracks

With every test or doctor's visit I'm continually reminded of how fragile are our human bodies. Mighty men and women boast of doing great things or having immaculate bodies and yet one skin prick test can change their lives. Paul wrote that we live in bodies that are like jars of clay. They are handcrafted by God and fired in His heavenly kiln. And yet because of their very earthen nature they easily chip and crack and scratch.

Who Am I? A Search for Identity In a Life of Change

To be honest, I fear running into old friends. It's a senseless phobia that terrifies the senses at the very thought of having to explain my life's journey over the past 10, 15 or 20 years of my life. My fear goes something like this... Imagine you see somewhat familiar face picking produce in a … Continue reading Who Am I? A Search for Identity In a Life of Change

‘There Be Monsters!’ Faith, Fear & the Arms of God

Have you ever come face to face with a ferocious monster? You know, the kind of villainous, malicious, delicious... err... knee-knocking, pants-wetting, truly terrifying creature who stalks your dreams and watches from behind spooky gnarled trees in the thick of the forest kind of monster?  Oh, really? They don't exist, you say? Hmmm.... The kinds … Continue reading ‘There Be Monsters!’ Faith, Fear & the Arms of God