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οἶκος is the Greek word from which we get the words “ecology” and “economy.” In the New Testament, the word usually translated as “house” is οἶκος. The oikos is our house and habitation. More…

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Sunlight soft

Sunlight softas if through a gauze.Air warm witht-shirt weather,it’s easy to forget. It’s easy to forgetthe dying.It’s easy to forget the pain,the horror.It’s easy in this soft morning. I can’t even touch you,kiss you, hold youin my arms.This is no way to live,no way to die. In the morning,when you find an angelsitting on the […]

Letters from Quarantine

First DayHe stared out the window. “Quarantined.” Some deadly-assed bug prowled the streets. People were dropping like flies. The government was overwhelmed and unable to mount a defense. There was a run on the grocery stores and banks. He stretched his neck up and stared at the ceiling. He had a tight place there from […]

Guns for Self-Defense?

As the global coronavirus pandemic staggers the financial system, millions are losing their jobs and they suddenly have no means by which to feed their families or put a roof over their heads. Police departments are announcing reduced service for “minor” incidents while at the same time cancelling leave for officers as if trouble is […]

Are you angry, Holy One?

Are you angry, Holy One?As you heal me,As you give me hopedoes your soul ragewith anger? Does your anger burn white-hotat the mockeryof your righteousness?Even as you heal me,Even as you soothe my spirit? Are you angry, Holy One?Is your heart broken?My heart is broken.I can hear the angels late at night.I can hear them […]

Shooting Things (Not with a Camera)

I was born into a family of hunters in Texas. I grew up surrounded by hunting guns and fed on wild game. I had my own .22 rifle at the age of 9. I also shot my first and only deer that year. We hunted everything: deer, ducks, geese, doves, quail, squirrels and fish. My […]

To the One Who Stalks Me, 3/8/20

I have no weapons to use against you.I can’t cut you with my knife.I can’t shoot you with my gun.Silent.Invisible.Lethal.I can run. I can hide.That’s not my style.It’s not my way.I could die painfullydenied even a breath of air.I could escape, too. No one knows. I can fight a man.I can fight a bear or […]

Nature’s Best Kept Secret

One of nature’s best kept secrets is that cats can walk on their hind legs. The don’t do it because they think it looks stupid.

Blue Bottle Fly

I have an acquaintance who is an insect, a blue bottle fly. I wouldn’t really call him a “friend” because we never actually talk or exchange birthday cards…

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