Daily Thought

Over the last couple weeks, I started a habit of writing one line in a small journal every night. The line is usually something I was thinking about several times during the day, but occasionally it's just a random idea or question that popped into my head while I was trying to think of something…

Searching for a Miracle

I know it's been a while since I've been posting anything. The holidays have really got me caught up and busy. Right after finals, there were concerts, performances, meetings, travels, and a million other things to do. If it illustrates how busy I've been, I'll say that I haven't even had time to bake. I've been selling…

Mountaintop Experience (Poem)

This is a short little poem I wrote when I was in the mountains. I had expected the trip to be a spiritually refreshing time, when I could pray, read, and write poetry; but I was frustrated that all the mundane things of the world had followed me, and I couldn't escape them unless I…

Dragon Demons (Poem)

This is a poem I wrote about how evil often disguises itself as something cool, beautiful, or even friendly, but it just spews lies. For the record, I really like dragons, but I do see them as a symbol of evil in nearly every culture. I think they represent insidious wickedness very well, since they're…

Melancholy Sunset Poem

This is something I wrote when I had a minor-key Franz Schubert waltz stuck in my head, and when I was driving in the country as the sun set. I pretended I was in a music video. Enjoy. Sun shrinks from the sky; Night crowds overhead. Shadows catch the eye; Sunbeams far have fled. Lord,…

Loving the Unseen

I think we often judge people based on their appearance, whether we really choose to or not. Sure, we determine our friends by their personalities, senses of humour, or compatibility with our own life mission; yet those we see more often (and who are more pleasant to look at), we tend to care about more*. (Thus,…

Living Martyrs

[A note going in: I am a Christian of sorts – meaning I believe without reserve that everything in the Bible is true, and that the God of the Bible never changes. I don’t do things “normal” Christians do, like Easter or Christmas, because I don’t find them in the Bible. I call Jesus “Yeshua,”…

Prometheus and Fires Poem

Everyone goes through a Greek myth phase, right? Prometheus, though he was not all they say, Got one thing right, in his own erring way. When he stole heaven’s fire, he realised that man Will not long survive on this cold, dark land. How dependent are we on the heat of the flame! Indeed, such…

Ecclesiastes Poem

Many deeds have been done on this young earth; Many tears and countless smiles have been shed. Numberless people have died and given birth. Many mothers have mourned for their dead. But though times change, some things do not. Though many things pass, still many things stay. New wars have come up, and new battles…