Mirror

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). As I understand it, John 1:1 could read, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was face to face with God, and what God was the Word was.” I love the thought of God…

Gremlins, Leeches, and the Failure of the Serenity Prayer

I have a toddler.   Anyone who has raised one knows it is among the most exhausting things you will ever do. They are in constant motion—usually in the wrong direction.   Whether toward danger or irresponsibility they jigger gigglingly toward it. Toddlers survive because parents constantly jerk their verbal leashes and, sometimes, their literal…

Incense

Crushed and broken Pulverized Laid on the altar Set on fire There’s nothing left but smoke to rise Everything consumed but fragrance and light Not I Christ

Just the Factions, Ma’am

America’s presidential election is…beyond description.  People often say they’re voting for the lesser of two evils. But many see no clear favorite in the race toward lesser evil.  (And what a sad finish line that is). The picture above captures this feeling.  Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump are imagined as super-villains from “The Dark Knight,” part…