Death and Life: A Poem

Death and life Dual realities of this world Wisdom is recognizing and living in this truth Death and life The hope of the latter needed to endure the former The victory of the latter swallowing the power of the former Death and life We deal with each the same way Friends gathered, the table spread, … Continue reading Death and Life: A Poem

Resurrection Morning: A Poem Inspired by John 20:11-18

The early morning dark makes it hard to see the one standing before me. Where is my Rabbi? Where is my friend? Where is the one I have given my life to? The tomb is empty. The brightness of the angel is overwhelming. The gardener asking me why I am weeping is infuriatingly annoying. Then, … Continue reading Resurrection Morning: A Poem Inspired by John 20:11-18

A Message To Small Church Pastors: Your Ministry Matters!

Small church pastors I want you to know you matter. Your ministry matters. Your church matters. We don’t hear this affirmation much in our church world where it seems bigness is next to godliness. Ministry success to many is defined by how many people attend your church and how big your “platform” can be. We … Continue reading A Message To Small Church Pastors: Your Ministry Matters!