Constant Equivocation

 (All scriptures quoted from NASB unless otherwise noted)   Recently I took my kids to a local park to let them burn off some energy and when we got there the playground was already occupied by a mom with three little kids all under the age of about five.  The first thing which caught my attention as we…

Relief from the Legalist’s Logic Loop

One of the most difficult things for a parent is recognizing that their child is growing up and then allowing them to do something new.  There’s a time when responsibility can, and should, be handed over to the child in order to keep them growing.  But it can be hard to know enough to be comfortable.  As a parent you might begin asking…

An Instinct for Worship

I stepped out of my front door this morning in order to head to work and suddenly I stopped short.  The air was very still.  This in itself was very odd because normally, where I live, wind is an ever-present.  However, it wasn’t the lack of wind which made me stop.  It was, of all things, a smell; a welcoming, honest smell.   In the darkness…

A Lethal Omnipresence

My coworkers sat beside me as the contractor’s representatives sat across the table explaining (I should probably say, “explaining away”) the nuances of their work:  why their progress was slow, why their invoicing lagged, why they needed more time to fix the problems which they themselves had created. You know … the usual stuff.  And…

The End of the Nightmare

We have all read in scientific books, and, indeed, in all romances, the story of the man who has forgotten his name. This man walks about the streets and can see and appreciate everything; only he cannot remember who he is. Well, every man is that man in the story. Every man has forgotten who…

Centrifugal Souls

In the past couple of years, I have to admit that I have only partially been paying attention to politics and societal “problems.”  So much of the conversation that surrounds it is so disingenuous and vapid, that any attention paid seems like a waste of time to me.  There’s nothing foundational ever considered and so…