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August 11, 2017

 (Painting from a Ruysch Still Life)

Contemplation (and a Rose)

It was through the back alley that I was walking, that alley that is lined with overhanging trees and wild growth that smells (in morning dew) of okra and cut grasses and rot. It is cliche to say that it w...

August 10, 2017

Daniel's recent children's book We Pray is perfect for building a Sunday-school or home-school lesson on prayer. Here you'll find some resources to help you design a lesson and provide some hands-on activities for children using We Pray.

[Note: the resources posted dire...

August 10, 2017

(Painting: Menageot--Envy Plucking the Wings of Fame)


You, like string upon a needle fine

that through the eyelid in a stroke is sewn,

drag and goad me forward to your wont,

the torment doubled since invisible,

'till throbbing blindness comes to what's before

these feet...

May 8, 2017

[This is a bit of an old one, but I've always been fond of it.]

Sometimes on nights when my daughter does not wish to close her eyes, I think about

what things would be like if she were asleep. I usually pull up a chair to sit beside her. I flutter

my own eyes shut and l...

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