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I come, dragging leaden feet. Futility fills the silence between us, weighing heavy. More a liability than an asset, dodging the fact that I am indeed who I thought I was not, I defy all imperfection. I am allergic to it. Polishing and preening I prefer to pretend instead; pretend that I am not wretched... Continue Reading →

The Weight in the Wait

"Airport" The word is synonymous with bad coffee, unsmiling customs officers, invasive security checks and the inevitable, unavoidable prospect of... Waiting. There's just no way to escape it. Unless, of course - you get bumped up to one of those magical classes where you're offered a sparkling beverage as soon as you take your seat and the undivided attention... Continue Reading →

“Follow Me”

What does it really mean to follow Jesus? In the environment that I grew up in, this question was sometimes asked as if there was only one way to follow God, or one method of becoming a disciple. So when my own relationship with Jesus started to unfold as a teenager, I would often treat him like an item on... Continue Reading →

Unqualified Assurance

Unqualified | adj. Not competent or sufficiently knowledgeable to do something Assurance | n. Certainty about something I've been thinking a lot about this phrase from Hebrews 10 lately, and how - at first recognition - it doesn't' really seem to make sense. It's a bit of an oxymoron. Being unqualified or lacking qualification (in... Continue Reading →

Peace +

Eternal longings burn inside my earthen body like molten lava, flickering with hope and pain, sorrow and joy; the aches of promises not yet seen. My heart's roughshod, Like a cracked volcano threatening to explode. In this porcelain state I whisper your name-- My safe-harbour God, all-sufficient One. You haven't failed me yet, and never... Continue Reading →

First Breath

   The pain began like exploding fireworks: Fierce, and relentless. There was no doubt you'd made up your mind and our world stood still, breathless. What if this was too soon?! One month before we expected, one whole month! Would the struggle of birth be too much for your tiny heart to bear? Questions swelled and surged like storm-tossed tides but you were... Continue Reading →

The Wordless Chorus

Like fine jewels strewn over midnight velvet, Star dust scatters across endless galaxies in glittering array, A welcome committee for the King of Kings. He comes with the dawn, light flowing from his being like the graceful folds of a silk gown, cascading in pools about Him.   Elohim, Eternal One.   The train of his... Continue Reading →

The Graveyard

The graveyard entrance looms as I approach the top of the street in the steady summer heat. Silent and immovable, it is like a sentinel that's seen it all.  A few plant creepers stealthily make their way across its rugged surface, their wiry green vines spreading out like the veins on the back of my hands. Inhaling slowly, I relax... Continue Reading →

Grit & Gold

"Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If one were to give all the wealth of... Continue Reading →

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