A Taste of Maine

The first time I loved Maine I was driving down Vassalboro road five long hours from home. The road was stretched out before us like the pan American highway; it was lined with golden fields and farm lands as far as the eye could see. Massive, round bales of hay dotted the country side like…

Bird Watching and God

A short article on the splendor of diversity Photo by Tina Nord on Pexels.com I enjoy watching birds, as many people do, they are splendid creatures deserving of our attention, not even Jesus left them out, reminding us that not one of these tiny frail creatures falls to the ground without the father’s knowledge. I…

Turn You Northward

“Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward.” — DEUTERONOMY 2:3 There comes a day like today and 100 days before it when I am bloody tired of circling the same mountain, moving the same pile of bricks, traveling the same road around and around observing the same scenery and encountering the same…

is there any value to failure

One time I heard a varsity volleyball coach tell a group of girls before tryouts, that he would "put them in positions where they could not succeed in order to see how they would respond." that has always stuck with me in particular when I am failing. It is good to remember that failure doesn't…

Have Mercy

Photo by Jenna Richardson on Pexels.com I was vacuuming my living room floor, under chairs, over rugs and between tables legs. The sound of the vacuum was loud and the canister heavy, it kept falling over if I moved to far away. Must clean – oh God clean my childrens hearts. AS I ran the…

Sexual Sin Weakens Faith

Judges 16 I have read the account of Samson and Delilah many times, it is a sad tragedy of a mighty man losing his strength to deceptive beauty and a lover who betrayed him. Its so perplexing and incites many questions in my heart every time I revisit this particular story. Such as why was…

Humanity’s Holy Thirst

Photo by Julia Volk on Pexels.com Does God need to be reminded that human’s thirst? This seems like such a silly question, and yet its valid because over and over again we see desperate people petitioning an omniscient God. Is the human need of thirst more important or apparent to our dehydrated lips and sunbaked…

Final Feast

Oh the mighty hand of GodI never can resist,The compelling voice of Christ my King,Seldom ceases to bring me rest, His all consuming fiery loveConvincing my heart to beat,His pure untainted words of lifePenetrate each time we meet, Oh the seeing eyes of GodThat fix upon my state of humble dustHis divine nature teaching me…

The ache of lonely

Luke 10:38-42 It was Martha who welcomed Jesus into her home. ‘Lord do you not care …my sister has left me to serve alone…’ I hear loneliness in Martha’s plea to the Lord. Typically, this verse is interpreted to juxtapose busy preparations with quiet learning to teach a lesson about work with faith. however, when…