Songs can often bring out deep contemplation, or at the very least, potent awareness that a season is happening and somehow, this song [fill in the blank] is speaking volumes into my minutes and hours and experiences.
Does this happen to you too?

Satisfy

There wil be days when you don’t feel useful,       or functional,       or capable. When you certainly don’t feel presentable.

July.                The last time I wrote here.       I let a couple of weeks go by and they turned into months.           I have a thought, but I let it slip away.         I have experiences and changes to …

Heavy the Oar to Him Who is Tired, Heavy the Coat, Heavy the Sea

“Heavy the oar to him who is tired, heavy the coat, heavy the sea” The title of this painting I beheld in the Art Institute of Chicago may have well be the beginning of a poem that could speak to the depths of one’s traveled soul. Ivan Albright was the artist and his poignancy went …

Because

Because it’s halted moment                          between midnight and dawn.     Because it’s roughened edges of blur, hazy knowledge. Because the whisper “this is not good” is not enough to change reality. Awareness is not always congruent with reformation. Sometimes the knowing is the …

Idols of Discontent

I read a quote this morning from Lecrae, a Christian rap artist I went to college and church with years ago, who is truly a man after God. His reach keeps widening due to God’s leading. I love how he is being used for the Kingdom, and even more that he desires, with all his …

Exhaustion Made to Reign

Sometimes I think weariness is not misplaced.  Sometimes I believe exhaustion is made to reign. The Hebrew usage yaeph or yeaph meaning “weary” or “weariness” is referenced in the Old Testament 13 times. In Greek, the word κοπιάω (kopiaó) means to grow weary, to toil with effort. This particular usage is accompanied with a possessive nature to the …

Garden

Father,     Cultivate in me a new soil. Where there is dissension, sow a love of unity; where there is scorn, sow instead compassion; where there is intolerance, sow patience and a thirst to investigate further; where there is doubt, please sow wisdom; where there is fear and timidity, sow the strength of your Spirit …