Another song blog from “Sleepers.” Sorry that I took a break from these for a few weeks. December is BUSY! This is a song about repentance. The mistake that some in Christian faith traditions make, in my experience, is in thinking that repentance ("changing your mind" is the literal definition of the original Greek term … Continue reading Turn
A very long time ago… there was an angel named Gabriel. Now Gabriel wasn’t just an angel, he was the chief of all the angels, a very big deal in heaven, and he had the best corner office of all the angels. I bet you’ve heard of him. One particularly slow day in heaven, over … Continue reading Gabriel’s Office: A Christmas Tale
What does it mean that Jesus is Jesus' biological parent, and we are adopted? Is he God's "real" child, and we are "almost real"? Nope. When you adopt a child in most states in the US... at the court the judge looks right in your eyes and asks if you will raise this child … Continue reading Real Children? Or Not?
Another song blog from “Sleepers.” It's a cold winter's day, so... ...imagine it's early springtime and you are enjoying the new change of seasons. You're in a marvelous spot somewhere out in the country. There are no traffic noises or car horns. Just some chatty birds or noisy crickets or the wind rubbing the tree … Continue reading Sweet Air
Another song blog from "Sleepers." It's too easy to just say "hey pick yourself up" to folks who are really down. It's not that easy, and we've learned so much about the way the mind operates and about how emotions change us and help us and hurt us. I like that in our society, mental … Continue reading Cruel Earth
Another Song Blog from "Sleepers". I had this song rolling around in my head one morning and got out the guitar and put it all together. There are never too many love songs in this world. I was thinking of a time, before we were married, when Kathleen and I were engaged, but living 4 … Continue reading One More Time
Forgiving yourself is sometimes harder than forgiving someone else, isn't it. And yet, since we've been forgiven, I figure that it's probably a good idea to do that. When I wrote this song, I was thinking about the amazing turns we go through. Very good and pious and right one minute and then deceitful and … Continue reading I Give Leave