Category Archives: Poetic Contemplations

The Straightening

I remember watching, and sometimes helping, my father straighten up stalks of sweet corn that had been blown over by a storm. Continue reading

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Last Monday Morning in March

The first hard glare of a fireball sun
breaks out from behind a blue-slate cloud. Continue reading

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Moments of Glory

Amazing sunrises and unexpected calls from people we love provide us with glimpses of a glorious future. Continue reading

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Signs and Wonders

I love the way wet snow shows which way the wind was blowing during the time of the storm–the way white holds to the windward side of fenceposts and tree trunks.  How even dried thistle blooms are bearded with tufts … Continue reading

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The Road You Are On

Nearly every road I’ve traveled has taken me right where I was headed. Continue reading

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February Feeding in Northern Kansas

A twenty percent chance of freezing rain has left a slight gray glaze on this February morning… Continue reading

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Reflections from My Seventh Decade

Nearing the end of my seventh decade, I am even more amazed by the abundance of evidence that depends my faith. Continue reading

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In Praise of Worship

I have known many transcendent moments, experiences, and emotions but true, intimate, worship rises above all. Continue reading

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Nursing and Cursing

In a world of thorn and thistle, it takes more than wish and whistle to make a nice lawn. Or a good life. Continue reading

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Praying for Summer Rain

What kind of man prays for summer rain and then resents the thunder? Continue reading

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