Mind Reset

Like revolving skyward on a spiral escalator, my thoughts ascend to the realm of the Kingdom. “First things first,” I hear upon entry, for Kingdom matters are of utmost importance here. Rather than allowing lower things to feed anxiety into my mind, I turn my restless energy toward seeking Truth above.  Breathing deeply of hope, I loiter among the promises …

The Realm of the Possible

There’s a dimension where all things are possible. A realm where the tangled becomes loose, and the unfeasible becomes achievable. Images of the place appear in our dreams, but we seldom access the sphere during daylight hours. We’re vaguely aware of its presence, yet we rarely enter. This place is very close, yet not in our immediate element. Whether located …

Lavish Extravagance

Preparation had been underway for months. The food. The music. The wine. Weddings are no small events. Once the family sent invitations, they thought of nothing but wedding prep. Friends and family lined up to cook, clean, and serve. Maidens were selected to help the bride, and a special friend attended to the groom’s needs. Torches lined the parameter of …

The One Thing

I was twenty years old when I spent my first summer in Asia. Afternoons in sub-tropical heat forced me indoors, so I retreated to the third floor to spend solitary time before the Word of God and a single rotary fan. All summer, a long-distance relationship remained at the forefront of my mind. He was tall, tan, and good-looking, with …

When Darkness Fled

I lay aside the quill as my eyes mist with remembrance. How often I think back to those sequenced events. Even today, some thirty years after the fact, my heart still quivers from the splendor of that night. You see, I walked with this Man. His feet dirtied with the fine Jordanian clay as did mine. I talked with Him, …

The Puzzle Parable

It was the first day of class, and a handful of preschool students filled the classroom with laughter and excitement. Despite the abundant learning resources in every corner, most students were more interested in entertainment than in education. The instructor realized the immaturity of the children and that this lesson would involve a lifetime.  The teacher, wise and experienced, knew …