A World Aflame with Words

A World Aflame with Words: Musing on Malcolm Guite’s “On being told my poetry was found in a broken photo-copier” Note: By day, I work as a high school English teacher, regularly cajoling, threatening, wooing, enticing, bribing, and even tricking teenagers into reading thoroughly and, if and when at all possible, enjoying their reading, especially poetry. As such, I covet such kind thoughts...
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"Weeping Lasteth the Night"–A Lenten Meditation

A number of my friends are going through some really difficult times. And I’ve had my share of late. These thoughts came up–sorry if they sound preachy. If they do, rest assured I’m preaching mostly to myself. They say weeping may last the night, but joy cometh in the morning. True, and one of the only reasons to wake up and try again. But they never tell you that along...
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The Practical Theology of "Thank-You"

Have you ever wondered what God’s will for your life is?  Believe it or not, the Bible makes it perfectly clear–no need for tea leaves, oracles, or $20 psychic advisors.  But you may find it nothing like you expect. A few years ago I discovered that the Bible spells out quite clearly what God wants of all of us. With deceptive simplicity, I Thess. 5:18 says, “give thanks in...
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