Tag: guilt

Leave It All Behind

“Leave it all behind. Leave it all behind.” I’m listening to these words from Casting Crowns latest song, The Well.  Singing in my best Mark Hall imitation voice, I revel in Jesus’ willingness to take all my burdens on Himself…

A New Life For Christmas

Allie remembers Christmas as a time of fear and violence.  Her father was an alcoholic and on holidays he raged with anger when he drank.  But it wasn’t just on the holidays, it was every weekend.  His paranoia drove him…

My Life as a River

My river is weeping gaudy tears upon the worn sand banks, rutted with the heartbreak from a thousand days of rivulets, formed by the ruthless backwash of a spring ill spent. Tomorrow promises floods renewed and torrents of mindless splashing…

Free Indeed

I have been living the American dream. Okay, I’m Canadian, but you know what I mean. I live in a free land, am able to gather with other Christians and worship freely; and I am free to get up and…