Tuesday, February 12, 2013


By Walt Whitman
Why, who makes much of a miracle?
As to me I know of nothing else but miracles,
Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan,
Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky,
Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of
   the water,
Or stand under trees in the woods,
Or talk by day with any one I love, or sleep in the bed at night
   with any one I love,
Or sit at table at dinner with the rest,
Or look at strangers opposite me riding in the car,
Or watch honey-bees busy around the hive of a summer
Or animals feeding in the fields,
Or birds, or the wonderfulness of insects in the air,
Or the wonderfulness of the sundown, or of stars shining so
   quiet and bright,
Or the exquisite delicate thin curve of the new moon in spring;
These with the rest, one and all, are to me miracles,
The whole referring, yet each distinct and in its place. 
To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every cubic inch of space is a miracle,
Every square yard of the surface of the earth is spread with
   the same,
Every foot of the interior swarms with the same. 
To me the sea is a continual miracle,
The fishes that swim—the rocks—the motion of the waves—
   the ships with men in them,
What stranger miracles are there?

Monday, November 5, 2012

Mark 9:35

The one constant in life we all face is change and there is nothing to be done about it.  Embrace it, reject it, ignore it, maybe even bury it or close our eyes and let it pass.  No matter what we do change occurs and a new set of circumstances present itself even if we distract ourselves from the shifting ground beneath our feet.  I like the idea of attaching myself to change for this allows me to not hold to tightly to today's circumstances.  I am asking God to change me and I have and am changing into something, and only God knows what that is. 
     Well I have found a new thing!  See I have a crazy love for Christ, my family, and the church I pastor and along with this revelation I also found out  that I have a crazy kind of love to help as many people come to know Christ as possibleThe new change is an old idea "whoever wants to be first must take last place and be the servant of everyone else." (Mark 9:35)  I am attaching myself to this change and am going to lead by serving. 
     The only problem is I have no idea what this new change is or how it will change the things around me but I will keep you updated.  Let the serving begin.