Tag Archives: Light

A poem: In the light or in the dark

When the sun sets west of the horizon, Behind clouds that tease the dry earth I listen for the silence of a world at rest, A stillness that eclipses the fading light Standing in grass brushed with dew between my … Continue reading

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What is wrong with Christians

A young college student led our pray in Church this past Sunday. As she spoke about gratefulness, compassion and humility she uttered these nine words towards the end; “Continue to break our hearts for what breaks yours.”  What she said … Continue reading

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What keeps us alive?

She told him that her depression had returned and that she was thinking about suicide again. Guns were moved out of the house, medications were reevaluated and changed and pretty soon things felt like they were back to normal. They … Continue reading

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Third rock from the sun

“As people alive today, we must consider future generations: a clean environment is a human right like any other. It is therefore part of our responsibility toward others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy, if … Continue reading

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Seeing the light through the dark

“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.” – Stephen Hawking The cabin my wife and I spent the … Continue reading

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Stepping out of the darkness

“Help me see myself, cause I can no longer tell, Looking out from the inside of the bottom of a well” – Pearl Jam “The End” What I remember is how dark it was, hiding the sunlight behind drawn shades. All of … Continue reading

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There is no escape from the light

“Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen,  “Anthem”    When I was a kid my bedroom was up in the attic of our house. … Continue reading

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