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Beauty is a Journey

There is a process through which sadness must go to become a thing of beauty. While it may arise from the exuberant release of undefined and unbounded goodness, beauty more often finds its source in the hope that such goodness is possible. It is this juxtaposition of chaos and its elusive resolution, which demonstrates most clearly that beauty is an ethereal process that knows neither beginning nor ending. Rather, beauty exists in the experience of a moment; not as it is, for that is bound to change; not as it could have been, for that will never be known; not...

Reason and Doubt 0

Reason and Doubt

It is better to doubt what cannot be confirmed through evidence than to confirm what has never been doubted. -Inspired by Reason from “The Pilgrim’s Regress”

On Preaching About What You Should Be Preaching 1

On Preaching About What You Should Be Preaching

In the past two weekends, I have heard preachers talk about the way God has moved people through messages they have spoken in the past. With great joy, they disclose the topic they had presented, the way their message was timely, and how it effected those who heard it. By the time they finished speaking, I was wishing I had been there for one of the sermons they talked about preaching in the past.  I believed they preached the outstanding sermons they said they did. I believed that God did the things they said He did. I wondered why they did...

Experiencing Joy 0

Experiencing Joy

Often these days, I wish to open this blog and write about life or what it is becoming. Yet, in order to do this successfully, I would need to understand what is going on. I feel like thanksgiving dinner that was sitting on a serving plate under a silver cover to keep warm. Now the cover has been removed. And what do I see? Instead of darkness, there is light. Instead of a rounded sky of dim silver, there is nothing – and yet, there is everything. Whatever had surrounded me for the past length of time is gone. I...

The Never Ending Song 0

The Never Ending Song

For the past many days my heart and my head have been filled with thoughts that swirl around like patterns of leaves caught in the fall breeze that sweeps across Minnesota this time of the year. My heart is filled to overflowing and expresses itself in music, in drawing, in writing, in encouraging other people, and in reaching moments of inexpressible joy. In the same way, my mind is constantly at work exploring new ideas, synthesizing information and creating opportunities. I am becoming more fully human than I ever expected human to be and yet have no way to describe...

The Oxford Promise 0

The Oxford Promise

{A short excerpt from my upcoming book “Road to Royalty”} Walking beside the banks of the River Thames in Oxford, I was struck by a feeling that made my heart skip a beat and my breath come short. A split second beam of light from the clouded sky flashed into my soul and disappeared leaving me fulfilled, longing, and excited to discover what just happened. In anticipation and peace, I began waiting to discover what my heart now knew: that faith and life could be one not two. The fairytale would become reality and the Kingdom of God everything as...