“God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.”
Drop this statement on me, and I will consider you a terrorist. That one little sentence will sit on my psyche all day, quiet and menacing. Like an unmarked, unattended package at my local airport, I will be afraid to open it. My greatest [...]
Once Upon a Time…
From the outside it looked like just another seedy convenience store. Bars on the doors advertised the type of neighborhood I found myself in. The windows displayed too much neon, and some day-old heat-lamp chicken strips.
We were bare as a winter tree,
Cold and naked beneath the sky,
Frostbitten by death and despair,
Clothed in nothing but poverty.
When from heaven’s hearth warm and bright,
In glory and might God arose;
Seeing us stumble in the dark,
Shed one small tear of candlelight.
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