Category: Urbanism


If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth.

1 John 1:6 (NIV)

It was 1993 and I was in the Czech Republic seeing things that no one I had ever known could have seen. I was in a little town called Olomouc, around 2:00 AM, and I was lost and alone. It would be many years until my first encounter with the Lord so I was knee-deep in the world and loving it.

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We are insects on the screen,
longing- for what we cannot reach.
We are liminal spaces,
filling gaps.
We are the air breathed in,
a sharp intake.
We ping pong
between beings, moments- last, forever…
We are human-
always seeking,
always striving,
always wanting,
to love, and
be loved.

Words fall
down, all over
town. Pick them up
now, when they
are found.
They hem, they
haw, who of
us, can
catch them all?

Aren’t routines great? When you do the same things over and over again nothing takes you by surprise. You’re ready for whatever comes since you know what to do and when to do it. Yesterday I said that “When you make God the first part of your daily routine it’s anything but routine.” After something that happened today, however, I might just have to re-evaluate what I said yesterday.

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