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“Freedom came from mountaintops And I found I could never fit where I wasn’t meant to be Now I can see the treasures of my heart I traded pews for evergreens I abandoned feedback for birds songs The open air makes things more clear now And I hear the voice I always needed the most…” […]

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“He thought that he had changed nothing, but he changed something. He changed the thought that nothing could be changed…and that changed everything” This one of my favorite quotes, I came across it one day through a documentary I’ve long forgotten the title of. Cutting straight to the point, measuring change in the confines of […]

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    “From the beginning personal memory has been a vital element in the things I’ve written. But, even so through the poems there is this definite basis in autobiography. I always want them to be more than just annotations of the facts of my life, because while it is true that a poem preserves […]

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There is something about the wandering heart that finds newness in everything, that not only wanders but wonders in stories being retold and sounds being reheard. A paradox of finding newness what sounds, feels, tastes, smells and looks different.  I sit on the balcony in Nairobi hearing children laugh in the distance and to me […]

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   “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. 11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy […]

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  The best way I know how to describe me going to Kenya is just that I am “ripe” for this experience. I could go into detail about the changes that took place in me in Canada, and the revelations I grew into culturally and spiritually (losing my religion), but I believe John 15 sums […]

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  Much work goes into being knownSomehow, easily you’ve grown into me,Deep.Like roots sink in sunlight There’s a photosynthesis to this love,And I’m stuck.You burrowed into the best parts of meVeins and arteries. Injected your heart in me,Lost for words.My head and my heart collide Like the shore and ocean’s tide, You’re locked inside my […]

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  “Only a real risk tests the reality of a belief.” -C.S. Lewis Faith without deeds is dead, just as a body without oxygen is lifeless. We sometimes think that testing our faith is confined to the realm of testing concepts or practices alone. It’s like faith is predominantly preached as something we use to […]

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“There are no boring subjects, only disinterested minds.” -G. K. Chesterton . “He wants a child’s heart, but a grownup head” – C.S.Lewis . So I turned my mind to understand, to investigate and to search out wisdom and the scheme of things….   “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also […]

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Grasp all things with open hands A life of smoke and sinking sand To not be held or clutched in fear But clenched with hands tossed to the air Grasp all things with open hands For nothing’s here to stay And when you feel you’ve seized the most It’s soon to fade away Grasp all […]

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