“Good girl!”

When I first started training my dog, I would say, “Good boy!” and give him a treat when he did what I asked him to do. I eventually realized that he didn’t care about the treat at all. All he cared about was hearing “good boy” from his mom. He does whatever he thinks I … More “Good girl!”

Like A Spider

How like a spider am I Weaving a web to trap my loves Too lazy to go out and get them Too distrustful to let them come to me Too hungry to let them live Too tired to lure them in How like a spider am I Wrapping my loves up tight Keeping them close … More Like A Spider

Remember the drought, lest it returns.

What did it feel like to hear the booming voice of God in a valley full of the remnants of people who were once alive asking if bones could become alive again? After the shock of a God that is both enormous and interactive speaking to the weakest member of the weakest tribe wears off a bit, the answer seems obvious. These bones are not only dead, they are dry. The life has been gone from them for so long that they are nearly dust. But God still asks, “Son of dust, can these bones become people again?” Ezekiel knows that without a miracle, these bones will not have life in them ever again. But God asks him anyway. … More Remember the drought, lest it returns.