A Million Unknown Soldiers (poem, 1995)

This is a poem I wrote over twenty years ago. I was in college at the time. Oddly, it seems as though that younger me wrote it to...well, me today. You walk alone down your tourniquet life Binding yourself with unaided strife A knothole to peep through to an unimpressed world The kaleidoscope comfort of … Continue reading A Million Unknown Soldiers (poem, 1995)

Christmas Poem XXVI: “Christmas at Darkwater Church”

Every year, I write a poem for Christmas, and include it in my Christmas cards to friends and family. For the past 26 days, I’ve been publishing all of my Christmas poems here, as a kind of Advent calendar. It's now Christmas Day, so here is 2017's poem. Merry Christmas! If you're not familiar with … Continue reading Christmas Poem XXVI: “Christmas at Darkwater Church”

How Can I Keep From Singing?

This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached today, the 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time. For the next twenty weeks, my sermon themes will have to do with twenty Spiritual Gifts. Today's gift is "Music," and the associated scripture passage was Psalm 30.             My life flows on in endless song; above earth's … Continue reading How Can I Keep From Singing?