In case anyone’s wondering, it’s still hot. It seems to be cooling off in the late afternoons, though. Today, for instance, weather.com registered the 5:00pm temperature like this: Fair 106° F Feels Like 127° F I was kidding about it cooling off in the late afternoons. How in the world does 106° feel like 127°? In a … More i.e. and e.g.
Nothing spectacular, but did you know that the word "nother" is actually a word? I was journaling tonight and started to say that something was "a whole nother matter," and it just didn't feel right (this happened a few weeks back, too). So I looked it up on dictionary.com and found that it is a word, … More That’s a Whole Nother Word
Often the smallest choices we make and the shortest sentences we throw around reveal the deepest and darkest corners of our hearts. There have been a few times in the past couple weeks that I've been reminded of this in one particular way. If you've ever had someone stop in for a surprise visit when some aspect … More Sorry for the Mess
I'm spending most of my time these days working on my big thesis paper for seminary. And I'm writing a post tonight mainly so that I can actually use first and second person pronouns in my writing. It's nice when I can write to you and we can communicate. What I'm trying to say is this: … More Academia
It makes me very sad when mature Christians I know speak the name of the Lord lightly. I feel like I'm hearing it more and more. I know that there is scholarly debate over what it actually means to take the Lord's name in vain, but mentioning God flippantly and referring to Jesus jokingly really … More The Lord’s Name
A few weeks ago I was asked to write a poem for a Valentine’s Day Banquet / Missions Fundraiser at my home church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The theme was supposed to be the love of God in relationship to missions. A dear friend of mine (a gracious, dignified, loving, bold 62-year-old man) is going to … More New Poem: “Ripple”