Twenty years old. Two weddings in a week. Faithful friend and cousin, honored to stand as witness to a monumental rite of passage into manhood. My son.Even as the grooms say "I do", my heart swells with the notion that his turn will arrive...

"Mom, you want this? You can have it!" He holds up a fluffy, blue bunch. Anything but appetizing. I hesitate. "Really, Mom, I don't mind." Sugary, sticky, half-eaten yuck. But I see the look on Sammy's face. He holds a treasure. A valuable offering of...

When heart is dimAnd eyes are dullWhen nothing movesWithout, withinI will trust You When I can't seeCause You see meBe still my soulRest and waitHis presence sureAnd so my fate I will trust YouWhen I can't seeCause You see meGlory and strengthAll Yours, not mineI...

"In Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them." Psalm 139:16All my days. They were all written. Even before one of them came to be. You wrote my story. You know the...

Frenetic buzzing in the name of duty, diligence, responsibility. Masked pride. Afraid to pause, to observe, to face the reality of an existence larger than my deluded attempts to control it. Life is wild, untamed, beautiful. Meant to be received not managed, to be ridden...

Rhythm, a steady beat, sometimes fast, sometimes slow, at times even irregular. But always ordered. Maybe not to the casual onlooker. But to the one who listens, who looks beyond the elementary obvious, there it is. Unmistakable, undeniable, solid, strong, defining. Routine . . a tempting...