Finches

When Jesse died You visited me with goldfinches “I’m here.” With each colorful flutter of wings, evidence--I was seen. In the years since When I’d see their tiny yellow frames I’d take it as proof, surety. You were with me. But I saw with greater frequency Plain, tawny, common finches— Which I’d dismiss with disappointment, [...]

Just Call Me Politically Correct: Why I’m Embracing PC Culture

    PC Culture. The great enemy of honest, forthright, down-to-earth, can’t-fence-me-in, independent thinkers. A quick google search will define PC, or “Politically Correct”, Culture, as a culture devoted to using terms “to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society.” With wider [...]

Like a Child

Lately I've thinking about how Jesus tells us to come to him as children. And I look at my son, at other children, how they fling themselves headlong into life-- Barreling forward, joyfully or cautiously depending on their nature, But onward they go, with no fear or flinching about what might lie ahead. In the beginning, [...]

The Cool Kids

The Cool Kids

  In my teen years, I wanted to be "cool". I wanted to dress the right way, say the right lingo, be with the right people. Being cool meant acceptance, acceptance meant security, security meant not getting pushed around or pushed aside. And hopefully, all of that exhausting work would mean that these people could [...]

Good Old Days

Good Old Days

I often overhear folks wondering why there seem to be so many "new issues" in our world. Or, they muse and miss the old days when things seemed more simple, and people seemed to be offended less. I can understand this feeling. Our world is rapidly changing, with advances in technology and information propelling us [...]