Simple Thoughts: Regeneration

Today's "Simple Thought" is the topic of regeneration and it's uses in the Bible. As a reminder to anyone new to this series, I do not claim to have original thoughts since those rarely exist. This will probably be considered controversial for some, and these are only brief thoughts, nothing comprehensive. So, if you wish to protest, [...]

Rain on the Window-Pane

The blackened sky can only be seen through the wet, distorted pane. Like looking through teary eyes, you can see the small, watery splats tap on the windows asking to be let inside. It's as if the world is crying around you. Rain can have that effect on people. It can make the most joyous among us the [...]

A Levitical Tale

It had been about an hour since we heard the call of Moses before we were finally packed up and making our way to the Tent. The kids were really excited to see all of their friends, but I think Ezra was most excited to see the priests in all their bright-colored clothing. I decided to let Ezra guide the [...]

Morning Mass

Alone in chapel slouched a priest Deep in prayer, rapt in thought. Hallowed ground 'round gnarled feet Where knees oft' spent on wooded knot. Barren fount stares mockingly, Where is thy flock? Where is thy fold? Communion cup now lacking peace, No heav'nly bread to feed the soul. When Morning Mass is come and gone, Aged [...]

Wisdom and Wormwood

"For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil, but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps follow the path to Sheol; she does not ponder the path of life; her ways wander, and [...]