Category: spiritual themes

We Lost One

We lost one. A close one. We saw it coming, but sometimes, if a thing moves slowly enough, it still sneaks up on you. I learned this long ago, when I lost a father. Times like this bring a clarity––a clear eye to see there is a better way […]

Two Birthdays, Two Dreams, A Story

It is my forty-second birthday today. For the third straight year, I have composed a birthday story for myself, written from the POV of someone who shares this birthday. This year’s story features two birthdays. I hope it sheds light on people who are often overlooked by our […]

A Dying Little Boredom

I could be doing anything in the world right now. The same device logging these words is capable of receiving, through its magical roots in the digital earth, enough stimulation to occupy me for a thousand lifetimes. Even now, there are several of those stimulants beckoning me, like […]

The Kitchen Clock Died

On the wall of my kitchen there is a clock. I bought it at IKEA sixteen years ago, back when everyone thought IKEA was kind of cool. The clock has been a faithful keeper of time these sixteen years, though that’s a simple job when you think about […]

Finger Painting the Sky 

Let me make one thing clear from the start: you’ve got it wrong. Your parents also had it wrong. Oprah and Dr. Phil? Wrong. Billy Graham, Deepak Chopra, and the Dalai Lama –– all wrong. Trump and Clinton…yeah, they’ve got it wrong. Even your annoying spouse, who thinks […]

Creation In Concert

“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”Ecclesiastes 1:9 “See, I am doing a new thing!”  Isaiah 43:19 I’ve often wondered how it is that professional musicians don’t get burned out on their own music. […]