Questions of God

I was recently reading the story of Elijah and came upon his journey to Mt.  Horeb. He was running from Jezebel when God says to him “Elijah, why are you here?”  It caused me think of all the others that God asked questions of: to Adam, “Where are you?” “Who told you you were naked?” and “Have you eaten of the tree?”  To Cain after he had killed his brother, he asked him “Where is your brother?”  To Jacob, he asked him “What is your name?”  To Sarah when she was told in her old age that she would have a son and she laughed, he asked her “Why did you laugh?”  To Moses when he was standing before the red sea “Why are you crying to me?” Continue reading

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My Father-In-Law

It’s 1:10am right now and I’m sitting in a chair next to my father-in-law, Phil.  He’s a great guy.  Since the moment I met him, he left an impression on me that I’ll never forget.  Forever the little guy but tough as nails, he never let his weaknesses get the better of him. Continue reading

LRA

we’ve been beaten
raped
starved
forced to kill or be killed
murdered in the name of a war
we care nothing for
a war we dont understand
or ever want to
no family
no friends
just midget wanna-be soldiers
carrying guns way too heavy
for our hearts
dog eat dog
we eat dog
or rat
or bird
or bug
whatever we can find
eaten raw
like our skin in this sun
and this god-forsaken heat
bend a knee
to the lord’s resistance army Continue reading