Psalm 151

I know what you’re thinking: There are only 150 psalms in the Bible.  And you’d be 100% correct. This psalm, however, isn’t in the Bible. It’s in my blog. (and, in all likelihood, linked to Facebook) The psalms are God’s songbook. The psalms were the songs the ancient Israelites sang during times of joyous celebration, … [Read more…]

Indiscriminate

Death does not discriminate. NEITHER SHOULD GRIEF. There I sat, with an arrow of truth piercing my heart. It was the beginning of the sermon, but for the next 30 minutes, I hardly heard anything else. Those words sucker-punched my psyche, revealing a truth about myself I had denied far too long. And if racism … [Read more…]

Tsunami Warning

There are some movies I can watch over and over and never grow tired of. The Impossible is not one of those movies. Aside from the freakishly gory leg injury Maria Belon suffered in the surging floodwaters, this movie touches those parts of my psyche that I prefer to keep safely tucked away under layer … [Read more…]

Truth at the Kitchen Table

Tonight was our monthly Life Group date night: an enjoyable evening of grown-up conversation where all the boys sat on one end of the table and all the girls at the other and enjoyed delicious barbecue and the best peach cobbler this side of the swollen Trinity River. I’m still pondering how that qualifies as … [Read more…]