Category Archives: Spiritual Contemplation

Postholes & Cottonwood Trees

Digging postholes through tree roots and living in obedient faith seem to have a few things in common… Continue reading

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Cowboy Carpenter

An unexpected shadow triggers childhood memories and reminds me that walking towards the Light keeps dark shadows behind us. 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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What Lies Beneath

When it comes to trenches, lives and relationships, time often reveals whatever is not sufficiently solid to support what lies above. Continue reading

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New Grass and Old Lessons

Whether it’s reseeding a lawn or renovating a life, effort alone does not guarantee success; it takes something more. 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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Working in the Dark

We can’t always know the full consequences of what we are doing but that is never a good excuse for not looking to see. Continue reading

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The Long Road to Empathy

It’s good when our experiences lead us to understanding others. Perhaps even better when we manifest empathy although we haven’t already walked the same path. Continue reading

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A Gentle Dawning

An unexpected coolness on a mid-July morning gives a welcome forming to this day the Lord has made. Continue reading

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