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

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

Songs of Ascent

I stumbled across something today which changed the way I am engaging Lent. Through reading a posting on a church’s website, I had my eyes opened to the “Songs of Ascent”. What are these songs? They are Psalms 120-134. Why are they special? Well, that depends. Traditionally, these psalms were recited by Jewish pilgrims on … 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

“my” children

Over the past three years of actively living out fatherhood, I have watched my boys grow in many ways. Joseph, the oldest at three years old, is the thinker. He is always asking the question “why?”, and desiring the engagement of discussion. Charlie, on the other hand is a little over a year old and … Continue reading