I Am A Velveteen Rabbit

I want to be Real. If you take the time to sit down and talk with me for any length of time, my wish is for you to come away from our time together having experienced one of the most real encounters you’ve had in…

Update

In the months after Lauren died I was quite vocal on this blog. I’m sure you’ve realized that such has not been the case thus far in 2015, but I figured that since the year is already more than half over that it would be a…

Humble Thanks

I just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone who viewed this blog in 2014. I was given some fun little statistics regarding the numbers. “The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2014. If…

The Flame and the Seed

During the last 7+ months there have been a few songs that I have listened to probably about a thousand times. Literally. When my wife died I was worried I would stop loving things. I was worried I would stop wanting to paint, stop wanting…

So Long 2014, It’s Been Real

As I stare down the end of 2014 there isn’t much in me that is sorry to see it go. Not at first glance, at least. I have every reason to hate this year more than any other I’ve ever lived through. But I’m not…

Darkness and the Human Eye

So often darkness, blackness, is associated with evil. Apparently, there is something in our human nature which tends to associate darkness and blackness with forces of evil. Think about the human eye. Look at your eyes in the mirror. Science and a basic understanding of human…

Christmas Sans A Wife and Mother

Never in my life have I experienced a season where the lack of hope was more warranted. My wife died six months ago and my children are motherless. How could I possibly find hope this Christmas? In fact, up until today, everything in me wanted…

YHWH

I am the yearned-for. I am the Word. When the darkness flares and starts to speak, I sculpt the shades of daybreak. Please take the time to view this video and be blessed by it this day. I did not create it, I am merely…