Hope: Psalm 121

Psalm 121 I love my two boys. In their short time here on this earth they have taught me more about faith, love and hope than any other human teacher or mentor. Both boys have an unbridled exuberance for life. I love the way they look at me. Their little eyes pierce the depths of … Continue reading

Despair: Psalm 120


psalm 120 Throughout high school and college I was an avid hiker. I would find any excuse to head to the mountains, find a trail-head and journey upward onto the unknown trail. There was an allure in going up — to seek the summit. One trail in particular involved a significant descent into a gorge … Continue reading

Late have I loved you…

Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you! You were within me, but I was outside, and it was there that I searched for you. In my unloveliness I plunged into the lovely things which you created. You were with me, but I was not with you. … Continue reading

It is true that we all fight, but are we all soldiers?

“It is true that we all fight, but are we all soldiers?” (RoF 1.12) An interesting question in relation to masculinity…what is the difference between fighting and being a solder? I believe this question haunts every man. I remember growing up and my mother making sure I was not exposed to guns. She now likes … Continue reading

Radiation of Fatherhood

As I have progressed on the journey of self discovery that I call my life, I have realized that my identity as a man is both self discovered and revealed. One of the most surprising revelations I have experienced so far is how intrinsically the concepts of manhood and fatherhood are tied together. In 1964, … Continue reading