Mind and Body

I hear and listen, but then I walk away gone I stoop down to help with an offering hand, but…

To teach

  My students have filtered into my classroom the past few days, taking to their seats, reciting timelines and catechisms…

Am I the Pharisee

It was the Pharisees who shouted from beneath their heavy oral tradition at Jesus for healing on the Sabbath, for…

Black Sheep

Jesus told them to lift their eyes. When you walk through a forest do you curl your face downward and…

Let Us Use Them

As morning classes came to an end, students flipped their large math volumes shut, notebook paper filled with stick figure…

The Shelter of Dying Time

It’s turning on us. Those long, listless, forever days of sunshine and water are disappearing, lavender fields and hydrangea perfuming…

Mercy

Oh, golden, fragile summer of promise Settle down into my organs and marrow Teach me before you go. Melt and…

Letters

Well, I wrote you a letter, with my words pouring out all over that paper and dripping with loopy pen…

Devil Calls

Devil calls. The click and hiss flick. Pulsing through the city with the concentrated horde gathering over him, hailing him…

Conversion

For me, church was wood paneling and white brick, tall narrow windows and pews with crosses etched into them.  I…