Tag: Healing

  • Regis the Cat: A Story for Children

    For Hannah. Once upon a time, there was a black cat named Regis. Regis had rough fur, and his fur had some jaggers in it, because Regis didn’t have a family to live with. Regis tried hard to be happy in spite of the fact that he didn’t have anyone to live with. Usually he…

  • Me vs Them

    I hate “Us vs Them” Christians. You know the type: Every other denomination is going to hell in a handbasket, and they have a handle on the truth, and if only somebody would listen to them, the world would be a much better place. They go to small churches and have small minds and occupy…

  • Know

    Readers looking for a bullet-proof treatise on the existence of God are advised to look elsewhere. I am prejudiced in favor of God, and this tale of mine is one filled with holes and assumptions. In many cases I trust arguments made by others that I don’t bother to link, repeat, or even reference. But…

  • Value

    I posted this to my Intro to DMA blog back in Fall 2009. I felt like it needed to be reposted here… šŸ™‚ Have you ever noticed that in some films there is a message, intentional or unintentional, that value is dependent upon certain things? For instance… You’re valuable… if you’re beautiful (think every Disney…

  • Pottery

    Kristen suggested I submit this to a literary magazine. I looked it up, and while cleaning it up some, I realized that it really answered well the questions that I had posed in Questions. But in a completely different way. Constructing clay is patient work Not too little or too much pressure on the earthy…

  • Preach

    I learned during my very formative years that the world was largely filled with people who were going to hell because they didn’t believe in Jesus. I also learned that my primary job as a Christian is to get other people to believe in Jesus so they will go to heaven and not go to…

  • Psalm Forty-Five One

    and the riches of redemption overflowed the broken notes; the slave found himself a prince, the one once dead, alive. the mournful broken heart rejoices and the humble poor believe. And the theme once played in a minor key repeats in shades of grace; the weakly-struck piano keys now explode in the glorious theme of…

  • God & Smiling

    “The greatest honor we can give Almighty God is to live gladly because of the knowledge of his love.” -Julian of Norwich,Ā c. 1342 ā€“ 1416 I was reading a book last night called The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows, and I came upon that quote. The book was…

  • Creation Groans

    I woke up this morning from a dream about being at Jumonville. Summer Staff 2011. And I realized that, come summer 2011, most of the people that I knew and loved from Summer 2009 won’t be there. The Beattys, Ree, Craig, Ashley Crago, and maybe David Orr will still be there… but Kristen will be…

  • Fear Not

    It’s been a while since I last blogged about fear. Quite a while. The place was packed. I’d never seen this many people at Union Church, even close to Christmas. There were extra seats and everything, and even the extra seats were being filled – every single one. A few minutes after I arrived, they…