I am working with a friend at the famous Coachella Music Festival, which somehow gets itself listed as the best music festival year after year. This is based upon the music lineup and surprises that come with that lineup. For instance, Eminem was one of the headliners this year, and as a surprise guest, Dr. … More Coachella Music Fest: The best of the worst of us?
The Youtube Video below highlights a fantastic couple who have been ministering among the nomads in the US for years. Please check them out, and if this touches your heart, visit them online at thenomadsland.org.
Christmas is nearly on us – or perhaps it has already overtaken us – depending on the pressure and/or the amount of work the season has for you. Advent is celebrated by some of us, and it has been with us for a couple weeks. Typically, we do not use the word “celebrate” is respect … More Observe Advent this Christmas by Observing the Feelings of Others
I have taken the Missional Celtic Advent meditations you find here on this website, and expanded them some, adapted them some, and improved them some. Then I put them together in an eBook, which you can purchase for only $2.99 on Amazon.com. You can simultaneously help support this ministry and find inspiration in the wild … More Celtic Advent Meditations
I have been reading the Bible yn Cymraeg (in Welsh) for a while now. This has been wonderful, and simultaneously problematic. My Welsh is broken enough to leave me with an extremely low level of comprehension, and a need to refer to a dictionary with some frequency. I feel like the many people, who over … More Struggling Like a Child
Dishonesty can never be betrayed nor faithless men, nor selfishness be crossed The liar and the thief will lie in wait and they stand strong, others be damned and lost So only honest folk can be betrayed The faithful and the selfless play no game Their end goal is to love and then to … More Sonnet #49 – the anatomy of betrayal
Sonnet #44 – 2nd Carnival sonnet, an upside-down sonnet. To be read top to bottom, and bottom to top. T’is He Who turned our planet upside-down upon the cross of Christ, the Holy Clown and I would be remiss were I not glad Though sad the sight of Him whose skin was flayed So now … More Sonnet #44 – 2nd Carnival sonnet, an upside-down sonnet
Sonnet #43 on the carnival of God A song was played. Heaven and earth were formed. A garden made, where naked bodies warmed, until the worm slithered from past’ral glade and with the germ of doubt innocence slayed and from the leaves of figs we played our game – the game, which thieves still play … More Sonnet #43 – on the carnival of God
Sonnet #42 on the Greenman He hides among the stories past, but now he has no name, with stonied face he laughs or scowls, or smiles, or frowns, or cries. Who knows what mood is carved by ancient cunning crafts? The wintered face of death after the fall The brambled, twisted, tortured crown of thorns … More Sonnet #42 – on the Greenman
Sonnet #39 – meditations on the pastorate Our joy in service is not commensurate with the temporal reward. I have in hand much less than here in heart and pocket less than raised in daily thought If words were cents as sense grows into art then I would gain the realm of Camelot we purchase … More Sonnet #39 – more meditations on the pastorate