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Snow falls gently like little promises accumulating over the years, piling into great mounds of failed commitment. Too large to ignore, it stands grim sentinel in the chill of resentment, but it slowly melts away under the sunshine of mercy. Read more
Look at the stars! look, look up at the skies! O look at all the fire-folk sitting in the air! The bright boroughs, the circle-citadels there! Down in dim woods the diamond delves! the elves'-eyes! The grey lawns cold where gold, where quickgold lies! Wind-beat whitebeam! airy abeles set on a flare! Flake-doves sent floating forth at a farmyard scare!— Ah well! it is all a purchase, all is a prize. Read more
Those summer days we pinched off the blooms to make ballerinas, bud for the head, sticky stamen under the silky skirts, and then the whirling. Beauty and desire in their bright confusions. Read more
There are many others more qualified than I to represent a theological and philosophical apologetic for an “egalitarian” or “mutuality” point of view regarding women in the church. As someone who a decade ago experienced my first wife leave me, leading to divorce, I realize my personal life could also be seen as a less than-convincing egalitarian argument. If anyone talked with Carol, my wife, who loves me despite my blindness and insensitiveness, I would be further exposed as a very imperfect example of an egalitarian husband. Read more
Who are we, Jesus, to demand proof from you of your integrity? We are as nothing; a mere speck of dust in the sphere of the universe. Read more
My soul has died a thousand deaths; My pain and anguish has no limit to cry a thousand oceans to ache with intensity unmeasurable the unsharable agony of my existence. Read more
Who was she in the Garden, there before The tree with cherubim and flaming Sword Was guarded? What true thoughts, not culture's lore, By grace, and yet by more: first fellowship's Commune, did her mind hold, and her heart own? Read more
I really think it’s very sad No! Not just sad, extremely bad That Eve alone was blamed for years And women oft reduced to tears, Because she boldly took the fruit And ate it, when the serpent spoke. The Hebrew scriptures make it clearAdam was with her, standing near. Do you think that thus she would have dared Had he her lust not fully shared? Poor Eve, condemned thenceforth to bear Within herself the painful share Of ordained consequence! Yet worse By far what men then did. Read more
Veteran of Without: Beneath notice and befriended by Scarcity. Known to Empty to Lack, Who daily dodges Want and sips broth with Silence, Dared to relinquish meager mite. Read more
Make me like Mary — Faithful Believer in miracles, in the impossible. Make me like Mary — Humble Implant new Life in me by your Spirit. Read more

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