Monthly Archives: February 2020

The Suburbs of Hell

“All those eyes intent on me. Devouring me. What? Only two of you? I thought there were more; many more. So this is hell. I’d never have believed it. You remember all we were told about the torture-chambers, the fire … Continue reading

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The Vision

The Vision The stream burbled patiently singing its tune As the sun shone in a ray through the break in the trees While dragonflies danced and frogs played In the early summer’s warmth of this peaceful place My secret place … Continue reading

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Matthew 12: 46-50 Redefining Community

Matthew 12: 46-50 Parallel Mark 3: 31-35; Luke 8: 19-21 46 While he was still speaking to the crowds, his mother and his brothers were standing outside, wanting to speak to him.47 Someone told him, “Look, your mother and your … Continue reading

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Book of Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes is probably one of the latest books written in the Hebrew Bible, or the Old Testament as many Christians known the first portion of their scriptures, and was also one of the books that many ancient and modern people … Continue reading

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The Book of Esther

This is a compilation of my work on the book of Esther, the second book of scripture I worked through in 2013. It represents an early stage in my finding my voice in this medium but it is relatively easy … Continue reading

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Matthew 12: 22-45 The Spirit of God in an Age of Unclean Spirits

Matthew 12: 22-45 Parallel Mark 3: 22-35, 8: 11-12; Luke 11: 14-15, 17-23, 12: 10, 6: 43-45, 11: 16, 29-32, 24-26 22 Then they brought to him a demoniac who was blind and mute; and he cured him, so that … Continue reading

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Hungry Ghosts

These insatiable spirits prowl on the edges of our vision Consuming the gifts left for them but remaining unsatisfied You can open the storehouse of your treasures in offering But these hungry ghosts will always leave with wails of despair … Continue reading

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Matthew 12: 15-21 Embodying Israel for the Sake of the Nations

Matthew 12: 15-21 Parallel Mark 3: 7-12; Luke 6: 17-19 15 When Jesus became aware of this, he departed. Many crowds followed him, and he cured all of them, 16 and he ordered them not to make him known. 17 … Continue reading

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Matthew 12: 1-14 One Greater than David, Temple or Sabbath

Matthew 12: 1-14 Parallel Mark 2: 23-3: 6; Luke 6: 1-11 1 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the sabbath; his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. 2 When … Continue reading

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Bleeding Words

Forgive the words that bleed out from this pen For the ink that forms them is a torturous mixture Of a wounded heart’s flow mixed with the saline Of the river of tears which flow to the sea of grief … Continue reading

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