Saturday, October 3, 2015

No Sacrifice

No sacrifice is necessary
for God's acceptance.

No perfection is required
for God's pleasure.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Living with Others

Security doesn't come
from building walls.

Security comes from
building community.

Freedom doesn't come
from destroying enemies.

Freedom comes from
learning to live with others.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Six Deaths

The death of our innocence.
The death of our trust.
The death of our empathy.
The death of our compassion.
The death of our connectedness.
The deaths of our victims.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Building Bones

We build our cities
with the bodies and bones
of what came before us.

We will offer the same
building blocks
to those who come after.

It's one long river.
No use getting
caught up in results.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

Hell Volunteers

We love hell --
as long as it's
someone else's.

When it's ours,
we start looking
for someone else
to take our place.

If no one volunteers,
we pick someone.

Sunday, September 27, 2015


Step across a brook.
Wade across a stream.
Swim across a river.
Walk across an ocean.

Each new challenge is a teacher.
Every new problem is a guide.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

What We Choose

One side is right.
One side is wrong.

This is what we see,
but it is not what is.

Right and wrong
orbit one another.

What we see depends
on what we choose.

What we choose depends
on what we fear most.

Friday, September 25, 2015


Having a
personal God
is great,
as long as
I remember
that the God
I have is
a shadow
of the Reality
that is.

The ultimate
personal God.

Thursday, September 24, 2015


comes first
from within.

What comes
from outside
after that
is unnecessary.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


The road to peace
covers the same ground
as the road to war.

The road to peace
leads within.

The road to war
leads nowhere.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Always Grateful

All gain carries loss.
All loss carries gain.

What looks like a disaster
holds the seeds of success.

What looks like a blessing
hides the shadow of a curse.

Bounty and pain both carry
something to be grateful for.