#1. This little couplet has been hanging around for a few days, with nowhere to go. It decided to slip in here tonight, under the radar: Continue reading “Lows and highs for Wed. night”
It is my belief that passions as strong as his are more likely to be countered by the unexpected force of poetry, which can ambush the human heart at any time.
This is not why I write poetry. I write it because I must. I always have, since a child.
But Steven Lloyd’s point is valid, that the form of poetry and the content of Scripture as Story may gain a better hearing today. Poetry may be that sneaky approach that surprises and captures the reader.
I pray my poetry might have that capacity and that effect.
Ye ole personal site has been quiet of late, much work on several Brazilian projects. But you may assuage your grief with my newest Corollaries segment here, highlighting items about the letter to the Philippians, among other subjects.
The Fellowship Room may get moved off the WordPress hosting service, to our own. Advantages are no ads, plus use of plugins (like a Bible highlighter). The big disadvantage is getting the Fellows moved over. Continue reading “Why quiet on the southern front”
The morning is well along, and I’m still at home working from my 5.30 am awakening. We might get some rain today, and temps ought to be lower than yesterday, but still warm.
Good moment for tea and muffins, to the sound of some Hawaiian music, out on the back porch.
Posts that came online since I laid my head down last night are the daughter’s OK-corralling and my BNC editorial on embracing the risk of mission. Continue reading “Sat. morning, smell of tea and muffins, sound of Hawaiian music”
Bom dia, amigos! Good morning, friends!
Stomach feels a bit heavy after a great Brazilian cookout last night, but we’re good to go today on this Lord’s Day. We’ll lunch with friends out of town, in Tremembé, invited so we can encourage some folks who lost their father suddenly. Then on to regular commitments today in Taubaté and SJCampos. I pray your day holds as much opportunity! Continue reading “Heavy stomach, light heart”
Bom dia, gente! Good morning, folks! If you’re traveling today, like me, enjoy the ride. If you’re staying close to home today, enjoy the familiar surroundings. Continue reading “Enjoy the ride”
In the US, a colon separates chapters and verses of the Bible, like this: John 3:16. That how I learned, too. But now I use a period instead of a colon. Why? Continue reading “Why I use a period to separate Bible chapters and verses”
by J. Randal Matheny © 2014
I bowed my head to pray today,
And felt my worries melt away;
I put my fears in the Father’s hands,
And trusted my future to his wise plans. Continue reading “UPLift: God’s Keys”
Writers who say they don’t have time to share their links out on the Internet, among social media (i.e., more than just Facebook), are often wasting their time, or not using it wisely, because few if any read what they write when they fail to follow through. Like it or not, a writer must be a marketer. Or, if you prefer, an evangelist. He must get out there where the people are. And he must get his writings out there as well. The more people read what he writes, the more his time dedicated to writing is well spent. And, nowadays, everybody is a writer, so this applies to you, too.
I feel the sentiment of the following quote in a small way, often, about my writing and my poems especially. The ones I think are the best receive relatively little attention. The ones I consider mediocre seem to find greater acceptance among readers. Continue reading “‘Not your job to judge your own work’”