The Rescue

It was a small thing, Barely visible to the eye; Easily trampled and kicked about, When it fell into the road Among the throngs Hurrying on their way Somewhere More important.   Rain falling; A torrent rushing, Sweeping fiercely, Forward flinging, Halting briefly On stones, In gullies, swirling— Lost in current.   Falling deeply EndlessContinue reading “The Rescue”

How to Live an Extraordinary Life

I like inspirational movies. One of my favorites is The Natural (Tristar Pictures, 1984), starring Robert Redford, Glenn Close, and Robert Duvall. A famous line in the movie comes when Redford’s character, Roy Hobbs, shares his dream and motivation in life. After expressing regret that he could have been the best in baseball, he explains whyContinue reading “How to Live an Extraordinary Life”

Rubbish

Here I am, once again, Taking ashes, Making promises, And pledging Acts of devotion.   I have to admit; It’s discouraging To see How little changes From year to year.   There they are, The same three hideous Pieces of furniture— Self-centeredness, complacency, And pride— Still sitting in my living room.   I had hopedContinue reading “Rubbish”

If You Met a Prophet Today, Would You Know It?

Throughout nearly four millennia, God has raised up prophets and saints to help restore and build up his People. Lord knows, we need his help today as much as ever, and we can expect he will continue to call forward servants like these. But I have to ask myself: “When God does raise up aContinue reading “If You Met a Prophet Today, Would You Know It?”