Monday, January 26, 2015

The Blog is Moving!

This blog will soon be moving to a new home on Wordpress! So stay tuned for the new address once it's up and running!

Monday, January 07, 2013

The Little Leaf

Now that Christmas has come and gone, and I am no longer holding this information hostage in order to surprise family members, my first children's book was published on December 6, 2012! Yay.
I think Turbo did a great job with the art, and I still love the little story. A big thanks to Steve Porter for the lecture that inspired this story and to Calee for all the work to get it out and get it out early!

Right now it's only available on Amazon, but stay tuned for more updates in the coming months.

Now go, Little Leaf, and make your mark upon the world!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

And His Kingdom Shall Have No End

He came to me at night, as He often does—my mind unguarded and dreaming—with a message for my king. A vision he brought me. A vision of such staggering majesty all I could do was weep.
I saw a light, bright as the moon, enthroned in the darkness above. It gleamed, majestic and regal, for all the world to see. Until it went out. Another light followed it, dimmer than the first yet brighter by far than the darkness all around. It too went out and the darkness thickened.
But two more lights dawned, one after the other. Like a reflection of the moon to the moon itself were these lights beside the first, dimmer and hazy, yet reflections of that true, pure light nonetheless.
Darkness returned, then light, then darkness—crowned and seated one and all on that first light’s throne. On and on it went through centuries: light to illumine followed by darkness again.
Until it stopped.
The pattern broken.
Darkness reigning. Darkness so thick and deep it seemed no light had ever pierced it. Darkness stretching on and on.
But in that darkness, seeming utter and endless, rose the sun. Brighter than bright. Light of lights it shone.
And the darkness raged against it.
Raged and cursed and flailed, but failed to unseat it, to diminish its shine even when it died only to rise and dawn once more, grown somehow brighter still.
Enthroned it sat, breaking forever the cycle its ancestors could not escape.
Enthroned. Forever.
“Do you understand?” the Lord God asked me.
“Yes,” I said. “His kingdom shall have no end.”
“No end,” the Lord God said.
“My Lord, who am I that such a message should come through me?”
“My voice and my mouthpiece, you bear good news of great joy for all people. You are not the first and neither will you be the last. Now go. Tell David all that you have seen and heard from Me this night.”
And so I went and told it all as the Lord God commanded me.
My king fell to his knees before his King, overcome.
A mumbled, “Who am I?” was all I heard before leaving him to his prayers. I wasn’t there to hear what he said, but I know my king and I know his heart. Faithful and true, he worshipped at the news. From the depths of his soul, he worshipped.
For though neither he nor I will live to see it happen, we know. The Lord is God and his words are true, this day and everyday. In all the darkness and light to come.

Thursday, February 02, 2012


Hey folks, just wanted to give you a heads up that a brief article I wrote will be up on St. Andrews' University's Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts' blog (Transpositions) tomorrow. Please head on over and check it out. I'll be discussing the article via the comments throughout the day and beyond, so if you have any thoughts, questions, or want to participate in the dialogue at all feel free!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Fun Little Thing

So I entered a short story competition that involved using Lulu to self-publish a story of 600 words or less. Lulu will post your work for sale (or for free) on the iBookstore and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Here's a link to my story on the iBookstore :-) Kind of fun . . .

Monday, February 28, 2011

Jabberwocky redux

Now it's on its way for real :-)

And here's the new website featuring . . . my poem!

Were you so inclined, you could also order it here.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Coming in February

After much delay, Jabberwocky 5, featuring a poem by yours truly, will be printed and available. My contributor copy will then fly across the pond to me. Woo hoo! I've included a shot of the cover for your enjoyment.