When will life lead me to myself A piece of marble to be chiseled To uncover gifts and grace When will life lead me to you A tide that presses the driftwood to shore To carry and conjoin When will life lead me to God A bud bursting to meet sun A bird, mid-flight, looking… Read More Looking for Air
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about talent and not wasting our days. I’ve been thinking about procrastination, scrolling on social media, and browsing the internet. I’ve been thinking about work and responsibility. I’ve been praying for change. Last night, I was sitting in my car outside my parents house. My wife was finishing up… Read More What We Give Back to God
At the start of a half marathon you feel good. The wind is pushing you forward. The sweat has yet to start dripping down your face. The sun is out. Yet, a few miles in things start to feel different. Your breathing quickens. You feel a small side cramp that seems to grow larger each… Read More Feelings and Truth
Christmas break is over for most. This means it’s time to get back at it. To the grind. Whether it is work, school, or life, the relaxed atmosphere of Christmas/New Year’s is behind us. On top of that, it is now 2021. With a new year comes many expectations for ourselves and the world. I… Read More Only One Shot
To begin is to hear the crunch of sneakers against morning dew pavement to spread good like misty perfume and carry joy as an anchor and paddle a moment is the sum of action and intention where our hearts rest, is where we will wake up place a few alarm clocks within the boxes on… Read More Beginning: A Poem for 2021
You are the light of the world…Matthew 5:14 What does it mean to be the light? This is a question thas has been on my heart over the last few months. How can I be the light at home, in my community, or with strangers? There is a lot of darkness this year. A lot… Read More Where Is Your Light?
Three years ago, my book of poetry “Pouring Echoes” was released. Here is a poem from my book: be broken. don’t be a working vending machine where people give to you, so you give to them. be a broken vending machine. the kind that spit out change from the bottom for no reason. be that.… Read More Three Years Ago: “Pouring Echoes” Released
With all the talk of a COVID-19 vaccine, questions of returning back to normal start to come to my mind. Things like: Going to a packed movie theater. A professional baseball game. Even just standing in an awkwardly crowded elevator. At first all these things sound great. These are experiences we have missed out on… Read More Back to Normal?
The Carthusian religious order’s motto goes something like this… As the world spins, the cross stands firm. Today I am going to change it up a bit. As your mind spins, the cross stands firm. When everything does not make sense. When you feel like the word confused doesn’t even do it justice. When you… Read More The mind spins, the cross stands firm.
You go into your freezer and pull out that ice cream you have been waiting to eat all day. You grab a spoon from the drawer, open the lid, and dive right into the pint. Yet, the ice cream is as hard as a rock. You keep trying but you are just getting ice cream… Read More Microwave Moments