Five Barn Burners

  There are some who may not understand the term, but back on the farm in Wisconsin, “barnburning” meant one of two things: 1. A person who burns down a barn, (obviously literal.) 2. Something amazing or noteworthy. To be strong, impressive, or of interest, (metaphorical.) The following verses have made a tremendous influence onContinue reading “Five Barn Burners”

Faith: Make Me Thy Fuel

“Give me the love that leads the way, The faith that nothing can dismay, The hope no disappointments tire, The passion that will burn like fire, Let me not sink to be a clod: Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God.” – Amy Carmichael “Seek not to understand that thou mayest believe, but believe that thouContinue reading “Faith: Make Me Thy Fuel”

Melancholy in Amber

Edgar Degas, Melancholy/ c. 1874, oil on canvas, Phillips Collection, Washington D.C. The sadness flows from this painting. Degas caught the dark despondency of his model. Her inertia becomes something we can gaze on carefully and at leisure. This is one of my favorite paintings. For me, it captures an essence of what depression “looks” like. TheContinue reading “Melancholy in Amber”

He is Profoundly Good

“God will not turn away from doing you good. He will keep on doing good. He doesn’t do good to His children sometimes and bad to them other times. He keeps on doing good and He never will stop doing good for ten thousand ages of ages. When things are going bad that does notContinue reading “He is Profoundly Good”