Betrayed by a friend cuts deeper than bone, deeper still than flesh, laying the soul bare. Such a wound makes you painfully aware yet dulls senses, you feel only alone. The darkness of night drones on, on, on, on. Into nothing, never-blinking eyes stare. Again, again replays arise in air And like grasping for smoke, … Continue reading Holy Week Sonnet 4
Passover is upon us. Time to slay the Lamb, perfect, life laid down, silent, bound. Remember when the death angel came ‘round. Put blood on the door to live one more day. But, how much longer can we live this way? Kill, remember, repeat. In this we’ve found solace in sacrifice each time around. But … Continue reading Holy Week Sonnet 3
The way, we know not to where you’re going and you tell us we cannot go with you. How can you speak such, upset us anew? For life, we left home, kin, all our knowing. Our hearts are deeply rent, each day growing troubled as we learn the days may be few. Lord, why should … Continue reading Holy Week Sonnet 2 – The Way (April 6)
Triumphant the borrowed colt bore through town Messiah over palm branches thrown down. Crowds gather ‘round to him, aloud they sing, “Hosanna, save us! Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord,” and then, “Glory in the highest. Peace in heaven.” Such celebration for a king is fit, yet Jesus on … Continue reading Holy Week Sonnet 1 (April 5)
“Be on your best behavior,” I said to my boys. “Our guest will soon be here. Absolutely no noise!” DING DONG! Someone’s at the front door “She’s here,” I say. “Our neighbor, Mrs. Greeley. Run along. Be quiet. Go play.” The boys ran off to the back room. They listened to me! “Mrs. Greeley, come … Continue reading The Noises That Boyses Make
Ella Toe Head On a morning just like any other morning, Ella woke up an got out of bed. She looked in the mirror and screamed! “AHHH! When did I grow toes on my head?” Ella made her way downstairs. Her mother walked past her and didn’t think twice as she smiled at her daughter and … Continue reading Ella Toe Head
Imagine three children nestled into their bed's. Mommy and Daddy are there with the youngest. His name is Ezra. He is fun-loving, imaginative, and surprisingly articulate for a two year old boy. He says that he wants to tell us a bedtime story about Easy Rabbit, a lovable bunny who lives in a hole with … Continue reading Ezra tells an Easy Rabbit Story
Cyrus Maxwell Cyrus Maxwell is a lovely lad. Even though his breath smells bad. Garbage for supper then straight on to bed. In the morning you'd've thought his insides were dead. Cyrus can hardly keep a buddy 'cause his words smell so cruddy. If you go too far, it might make him yell and everything in … Continue reading Cyrus Maxwell
Is it okay for me to listen to my kids music in the car all alone when my kids are far, far away from me? Absolutely! But, only if that music is one of the albums by Slugs & Bugs. Randall Goodgame, the creative force behind Slugs & Bugs has accomplished something incredible by doing for music what … Continue reading Sing the Bible with Slugs and Bugs, Volume 2!!!
During the summer before I entered the fifth grade, my cousins were home. Their dad was in the Air Force, and they were preparing to move to Japan. I always loved when they came to visit (still do). We played, laughed, talked, and enjoyed that time. There was one particular day that I remember well. … Continue reading Look Up!