Category Archives: Metaphysical Reflection

A Witness of Winter

In the calm aftermath of a windless snow, I am reminded that being still helps me know God. Continue reading

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Small Gift at the End of a Dark Day

It reminded me, too, of how little it takes
to ease the darkness of a dismal day:
a friendly wave, a gentle smile, Continue reading

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True Religion

An indifferent holiness is no more Christlike than is a self-indulgent licentiousness.
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Extraordinay Seasons

Unexpected adversity can produce extraordinary beauty… in nature and in character. Continue reading

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Smoky Mornings

On a misty morning like this, With the low hills of northeast Kansas Caressed by fog and covered with dew, And the fresh new of a September morning Muted by such clouds as this, It is hard not to miss … Continue reading

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The Glory of Transformation

The emergence of an adult cicada from the locust shell is a thing of incredible beauty; so is our change in Christ. Continue reading

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Dance of the Monarchs

… in a world where things as fragile as butterflies
fight as best they can… Continue reading

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The Last Peach

It’s easier to feel good about sharing with the critters before they strip off all the peaches from your tree. Continue reading

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Welcoming the Cool of an August Haze

It’s good from time to time
to keep the mind from ruining a thing
by trying too hard to explain it.

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Riding Toward the Far Ridge

Virgina might not be almost heaven,
but its mountains sure are lovely! Continue reading

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