in our poverty

Collected MLK Quotes

Moving some of my miscellaneous notes over; here are some collected quotations attributed to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (also see http://www.quotegeek.com)Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Our lives begin to end...

The World

The World

IT IS IMPORTANT for a Christian to ask himself what he means by “the world,” because if he unquestioningly loves everything in and about the world then he will end up loving things he has no business loving, thinking things he has no business thinking, wanting...

Siblings

Siblings

EACH PERSON is a unique creation, but we all have a common purpose. We all have a common beginning and a common end. We are all searching for the same thing. We are all born of the same God. We are all brothers and sisters. I...

The Spadefoots

THE SUMMER rains in the Southwest are heavy and cold, with the ability to drop three inches of rain in an hour and reduce visibility to less than ten feet. And when conditions are right, they bring the Spadefoot frogs—sometimes called toads—out of the burrows where...

Ascent

Ascent

Some old stuff moved over from my main site… THERE IS such a thing as truth. If there were not we would have all killed each other long ago. If we live our lives failing to see truth or attempting to add falsehoods to it, we...

“Why does that hurt ME?”

“Why does that hurt ME?”

TWO TUESDAYS ago I was on my way out of my house to go see a friend and sit with him at the bedside of his dying father, when one of my daughters stopped me and asked me to wait. She ran to her room and...

Anybody Gotta Spare Leg to Stand on?

Anybody Gotta Spare Leg to Stand on?

I SPEND a lot of time writing things that I never do anything with. It’s a personal problem of mine to go so far, but no farther. That’s why the manuscript for In Our Poverty still sits on my computer, going nowhere. It’s the reason I...

Holiness Begins in This Moment

Holiness Begins in This Moment

IT IS a very easy thing, through pure motives and sincere devotions of the heart, to become completely distracted and bogged down in lamenting the interior spiritual struggles of one’s current station in life. Be a person healthy or sick, rich or poor, alone or surrounded...

Murder. Evil. Justice.

Murder. Evil. Justice.

SORRY FOR the lack of recent posts; I’ve too many irons in the fire these days. The following are portions of an essay I began writing a couple of weeks ago, trying to organize my thoughts in regard to the recent murder of a friend’s son,...