A Mending Shift

a bird sings, not because if has an answer to give, but because it has a song to sing … this is my song


| February 26, 2009

Share James once said, “Confess your sins to each other so that you may be healed.” A simple and profound truth. Healing comes with confession. Or better put, healing comes with admitting and walking in truth. Not to long ago my son stole a little (and I do mean little) toy from a friend of [...]

God’s Pronoun…He or She? I Choose, D. None of the Above

| January 12, 2009

Share Is God a male or female? Yes. (and no). YES, because both female and male were created in the image of God. This means that God has to have both femaleness and maleness as part of God’s essence—that the two human parts were created out of the God-whole. And NO, because God, who is [...]

Courage by Example

| September 9, 2008

Share Following Jesus is a lot like taking my son to a waterslide park.  You might be like my son. He is terrified of big roller coasters and intense looking rides. Of course he is only 7-years-old, but more than his age, his personal make-up plays a lot into it his natural lack of courage. [...]


| September 8, 2008

Share How does this image speak to you? What meaning rings out to you? What feelings does it conjour up in your spirit? What does it say to your heart? What longing does it produce? What does it say about you? What does it say about God? Why do I love this photo? [This is [...]

Wrestling with God’s Love

| June 27, 2008

Share[Note: it may be helpful to read this out loud or in a whisper as it is more stream-of-thought] So here it is God, Friday evening and my spirit seems deeply burdened. I’m not sure why. The blog name, A Carnival in My Head, comes to mind as a close descriptor of what I am [...]

God and Love: From the Lips of a Seven-Year-Old

| May 23, 2008

Share On our way home the other night, I was having a great conversation with my son about God. I told him that there was nothing he could ever do that would cause God to love him any less fully than he does now. To help convey the point, I told him that even if [...]

God and Laughter: From the Lips of a Seven-Year-Old

| May 22, 2008

Share A few families got together the other night and began having a great conversation about God. On the way home, I was talking to my son about it and he said, “Dad, you guys weren’t talking about God. You were laughing.” Ouch. At seven, he already has an “image” of God that doesn’t really [...]

God and Sunday: From the Lips of a Seven-Year-Old

| May 21, 2008

Share My son and I were having a good conversation about God while driving home the other night. Then he stopped and said, “Dad, can we stop talking about God, it’s not Sunday. We are only supposed to talk about God on Sundays.” Ouch. What have we done?