Yes, You Can Write Poems About Archival Files

Within the files where no one ever goes, mortality reigns. Read more

What is Our Real Work?

What are we learning from the time when we become the impeded stream? Read more

This is Country Music, and Explains a Lot of Other Things, Too

I grew up listening to country music. But as an adult, at least for a time, I have thrown in my theological thoughts with the people who eat avocado toast. Read more

Poetic Legacy: A poem about poets

My head is full of poems tonight: They echo in a speaking voice and tell of spring and age and choice and sing of darkness more than light. Read more

Seeking Full Salvation: A Poem for Another Vocation

I would have gone the simple way if I had known my choice. Read more

I Will Drink My Tears With My Hot Cocoa: A Response to Sarah Condon and Edwin Woodruff Tait

These things can’t both be true, can they? Read more

Craftsmanship? Or Calling?

What AM I trying to do to these people? Read more

The Journey: Discerning a Vocation

Sometimes you cross a hilltop looking back and never understand how far you’ve come. Read more

The Use of Money

How we Earn, Save, and Give our money is all meant to give life to us and to the world around us. Read more

The Church, As it Is the Body of Christ

Small as a mustard seed and just as fair, The seeds of faith are planted in the night, Seeking their tiny space of warmth and light, Asking but room to grow and prosper there.   Small as the seeds of faith, the hope of trust Once-wounded reaches out into the day For answering trust somewhere along the way The fruit of pain and light, of love and loss.   We learn there is no other way but this And that… Read more

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