Imago Dei

I stared into the eyes of Jesus a while back, while staring into the eyes of a drunk man.    I’m ashamed to admit that had I encountered Him on any other day or in any other circumstance I would have seen only the ugly and missed the holy. On any other day I would have seen only the alcohol, or the cigarettes or the urine stains that covered the carpet. There’s been so many...
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When our Altars Become our Idols

If you ever get the chance to visit the Canadian Rockies you need to take it.    Sweeping vistas of jagged, snow capped rocks will have you craning your neck to find the mountain peaks. If you’re in Edmonton Alberta like we were this past summer, you need to head due west on the Yellowhead Trail to make it to Jasper.  It’ll take you about 4 hours.  Good tunes, company and a great...
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Ferocious Encounter

A New Year rings in. Quietly. The last of the Christmas lights fade.  The pine needles get swept up off the floor and the house returns to normal. As normal as it will be I suppose.  As normal as it can be when you feel as if every breath you take is full of expectancy. Every breath in and every exhale makes you acutely aware of the sweetest ache in your chest that will not go away.   In.  Out....
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