Death!

Image from Lord of the Rings: Return of the King I love the book and movie series, Lord of the Rings.  LOTR’s author, JRR Tolkien, was Catholic.  The world of LOTR is deeply imbued with Christian realities. One of my favorite moments occurs in the third installment, Return of the King.  A hoarde of orcs and other…

This Cross

This cross, this cross I know so well, each wood-grain scar, each bloody dell; each splinter broken from this tree, which once in him, is now in me; each splinter growing like a knife that plunges deep with worship’s life; a sacrifice my life to be, for Him, for Him who died for me.

Rest in Peace

In a previous post, I mentioned the Lord has me in a season of rest.  Besides limiting my pursuit of hobbies, the Lord has limited my pursuit of Him.  Intense study and prayer are off the table; I too easily turn these points of divine relationship into tasks to be achieved. This season has been…

Down the Drain

When I wrote the following poem, I was still VERY non-Christian.  One day I sat thinking about how arrogant it was for Christians to say they knew THE Truth. I remembered Jesus’s words: “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6).  More arrogance.  But then (courtesy of the Holy Spirit, I’m sure) a thought…

Hypocrite!!

Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face It’s not unusual to hear people level the charge of “hypocrite” at Christians.  Usually, this happens during debates about moral issues or the existence of God or any other time it seems convenient. Almost no one cares about logical fallacies in this day and age.  At the risk of irrelevance,…