We pose for each other all the time,

offering our best, our most attractive side,

our best self,

hoping people will like us.

But we’re so many things.

We are quiet and loud and sexy and ugly

and smart and dumb and loving and spiteful.

All of which doesn’t play on camera,

but that’s the thing.

You can tell a contrived image a mile away,

but a shred of honesty

circles the globe.

Show yourself today.

Stay you =)

Jesus Christ, LORD in Flesh

Why does it matter that Jesus rose bodily?

Can’t we be content, as the Gnostics were,

that Jesus rose in Spirit.

Can’t He be Jesus a disembodied life-force,

loving us, His children?

He could have, but He chose not to.

He came to Earth in the flesh,

passed through the birth canal,


spent time with family

and disciples

and passersby.

He healed by touch.

He broke bread.

He sweat blood.

He was nailed to a cross.

He knew what it was like to have His strained last breaths

taken from Him.

Then, He rose in flesh.

He had Thomas place His fingers through

the holes in His hands,

just to see He was really here.

Jesus is not an apparition.

Jesus is not a dream.

He is our friend,

our Father,

our judge,

and our guide.

He is as real as you and me.


What a wonderful person to spend

the whole of eternity with!

To not just contemplate him


or theologically

but physically.

We do not just study Him,

we experience Him

in truth.

Our senses are His to explore

and excite.

Fully God, fully man

Praise the real, holy and righteous God!


Roadside Assistance

Changing a tire in the rain

only to find it is rusted solid to the well,

now using words I probably shouldn’t

while my wife calls for roadside assistance.


As the rain comes down,

I admit defeat and rise.

In the distance, the sheep are grazing,

I watch their passive migrations and become



Eventually, the rain stops,

the sun comes,

a bow appears,

and roadside assistance is able to

knock the wheel free with a mallet.


We go home, take a shower, and switch into dry clothes,

It’s all funny now, and isn’t that always the case:

even in the downpour, there are sheep to be found,

and help to be called,

clean clothes on the horizon,

and a wife who loves you

even when you become creative with your verbiage.