Windows Aloft

Chasing the sunset Miles above the earth And the fleeing blaze Inches out of reach With mountains of stone Submerged under a sea Of mist And mystery I close my eyes and imagine The deafening silence In the untouchable void

Daughter of God: A Prayer for Peacemaking

I have a daughter.  I haven’t met her yet, she’s not due until October.  Recently, I’ve been writing to her in a little journal.  Mostly it’s consisted of simple humorous anecdotes or pithy future-father wisdom.  This past week, however, I felt compelled to face a much more serious subject.  I’ve decided to share that piece … More Daughter of God: A Prayer for Peacemaking


  When you were here it was like Thanksgiving with just the right chill in the air Like Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone crossing paths on the frontier Like grey hair that makes you timeless instead of just older When you left here it was like Kurt Cobain without the rock n’ roll Like crumpled … More Namesake

Wholly Weak

I’ve never invested much thought or energy into the Christian liturgical calendar. For some reason, however, as Holy Week begins, I feel like I’ve been missing something rich, ancient, and beautiful my whole life.  Seasons have come and gone; sacred rhythms of the years never experienced. It’s easy to get excited for the “big two” … More Wholly Weak