Scripture

The Friendship and the Fear

A repeated theme in Proverbs is the personification of wisdom, how she calls out inviting the simple into understanding. We live in the information age, yet for many, wisdom is elusive. With the Internet, there are boundless opportunities for learning, but there is also the proliferation of inaccuracy. Wisdom still calls.

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This & That

Tweeting is for the birds

I’m considering shutting down SWYW. That doesn’t mean I won’t continue to write. I will. It’s just I think I’ve gotten off course with my initial commission to write. It was two and half years ago that I sensed God telling me to write. Since then I’ve written a lot, some good, some not so good. Writing for me was supposed to be an artistic outlet, as well as a manner of pastoral communication — sharing the truths of Scripture using my own voice, as a preacher without a pulpit.

Scripture

Life in the Pit

I have never played in a pit orchestra. I almost did once. My sophomore year in high school I was set to play keyboard for the spring musical. I hopped in my car, a crummy ’84 Ford Escort we called a deathtrap, and drove off to my first orchestra rehearsal, forgetting the keys score I’d set on the roof. For some reason, I never did find the book, a large folio, the size of an artist’s sketch pad.

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Small Fish in a Small Pond

I haven’t been to nearly as many concerts as I’d like. I would go at least once a month if I could. I have been to a variety of shows at just as many different venues from large to small. Among the smallest might be when Cindy and I saw Shawn McDonald and Audrey Assad earlier this year. The largest would be when I saw Dave Matthews Band at Comerica Park in Detroit, which might have been one of the worst shows I’ve never seen. We had upper deck tickets a mile from the stage. Awful sound, and we were so far from the epicenter of the audience that I could hardly smell the marijuana.