Down in the River to Pray

I can’t shake Flannery O’Connor’s short story The River. It is accessible yet unattainable, clear yet veiled. What to make of it! A woman takes a four year old boy named Harry/Bevel from his dysfunctional house for the day to the river where a preacher baptizes and heals. The woman presents him to the preacher […]

Longing for the Green

“We are like birds on a branch. We don’t know if we are going to stay or go.” paraphrase“No, we are the birds and you are the branch. If you leave, we lose our footing.” paraphrase “We are like flowers. We don’t uproot and place ourselves in sun but we wait where we are and […]

To the Languished —

The church raisedWith relationships fazed The family razed With soul crazed and unamazed “I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in Christ…God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord…we have the mind of Christ [!] “for you […]