Precious Lessons from John Piper, William Cowper, and John Newton

Tonight I read the second chapter of John Piper’s The Hidden Smile of God entitled “Insanity and Spiritual Songs in the Life of William Cowper.”  There are some precious quotes from the chapter, some on poetry because Cowper and Piper are poets, some on despair because Cowper’s was chronic, and some on John Newton because he was … More Precious Lessons from John Piper, William Cowper, and John Newton

“See”

Yesterday was Father's Day.  Tomorrow is Judah's six-month birthday.  So today has a lot of meaning for me.  This new poem called "See" is what I've been thinking lately, as best as I can express it and as best as I can make the 11×17" double-column print version look on a blog.  This is also my new … More “See”

Fly to Jesus

Weak and wounded sinner Lost and left to die O, raise your head, for love is passing by Come to Jesus Come to Jesus Come to Jesus and live! Now your burden’s lifted And carried far away And precious blood has washed away the stain, so Sing to Jesus Sing to Jesus Sing to Jesus … More Fly to Jesus

“House of Mourning”: A Meditation and a Poem

A lot of people died this summer. A lot of people die every summer, but what I mean is that a lot of people that I knew died in the past few months – more than during any other period of my life that I can remember.  Stephanie Wood/Perfect and family.  John Bower.  Lynda Varner.  Bethany Rehrer and … More “House of Mourning”: A Meditation and a Poem