Category Archives: Resurrection/Return

The Joy of Anticipation

What do new carpet, a mud run in Tennessee and heaven have in common? More than you might guess! Continue reading

Advertisements
Posted in Christian Devotions, Christian Living, Family, Relationships, Remodeling/Construction, Resurrection/Return, Spiritual Contemplation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

What Shall I Grieve?

My mother was granted release from the prison of flesh last evening. She was 99 years old and died peacefully with some family members present. Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Christian Devotions, Christian Living, Death & Dying, Family, Relationships, Resurrection/Return, Spiritual Contemplation | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Happy Hump Day

A high of sixty degrees sounds mighty fine for the middle of December… but there’s an even better forecast for the days ahead for those who believe. Continue reading

Posted in Christian Devotions, Christian Living, Nature, Resurrection/Return, Spiritual Contemplation | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Burn Pile

Five days later, the stump is still burning,
a slow smoldering of substance
still enough like wood to hold fire. Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Christian Living, Death & Dying, Farming, Nature, Poetry, Resurrection/Return, Spiritual Contemplation | Tagged , , , , , ,

Thanksgiving Evening

In my fifty-plus years of sunsets and shadows, I’ve never seen a more impressive play of light and tone, spectacular in its subtleness. Continue reading

Posted in Christian Living, Nature, Resurrection/Return, Spiritual Contemplation | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Not Any, Not All

None of it compares
to the glory

that shall be revealed
in us.

Continue reading

Posted in Death & Dying, Resurrection/Return, Spiritual Contemplation | Tagged , , , , ,

Precious Memories

I doubt that we have any notion at all of how many times we have been lifted up in his arms, how often he has tenderly closed his eyes and drawn us close, delighting in the closeness and aching for the day when we will see him as he is. Continue reading

Posted in Christian Living, Family, Resurrection/Return, Spiritual Contemplation | Tagged , , , , , ,