When I began to work professionally as a musician, the term “accompanist” was beginning to be replaced by “collaborative pianist.” This was intended to acknowledge
The value of poetry is often found in its ability to capture the core of nuanced situations. Prior to moving to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, I
By far the most aggravating thing about moving cross-country is dealing with local government—the most troublesome of all being the motor vehicle department. After several
We have a generation of weak runners, tripping and falling and denying that either is a problem. But we are called to more, Reader; we are called to run like athletes, to “press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14, ESV). No successful athlete runs with extra weight hanging about her ankles or proper attire for her body. So, too, we cannot run the race of faith while clinging to the ideologies of the world and neglecting to fortify ourselves in the truth. And that truth is, most simply, this: We were dead in our sins and have been made alive in Christ Jesus that we may trust in his words, grow in his goodness, and live in expectation of his coming glory.
The “wounded surgeon” works while I’m awake And only by compassion does not break The heart which beat so steady yet so dead While severed
In a garden in the desert there was a tree. She was beautiful, lush and healthy and growing with a swiftness unknown to most desert