We wait for the glory…

      “The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed…” and we wait…groaning inwardly, as we wait eagerly for our adoption—the redemption of these bodies…(Rom.8:19) these bodies—transient containers that give out… I sit in the Alzheimer’s ward babysitting (or was it visiting?) my dad.      He’s sacked […]

Nothing gold can stay…

Have you noticed how good things always come to pass. Long-awaited but so quickly past? Old friends from far-away and long-ago come to visit—stirring memories and names long unspoken—and when good-byes are said a kind of weary home-sickness settles in… Not a longing for any physical place. Not a longing earth can satisfy–but a longing […]

The Spirit—alive and well

When a strong, hard-working and talented craftsman sits slumped in mental confusion unable to fasten a snap or string two thoughts together into meaningful speech, the reality is clear.  The outer man is decaying.  The brain as a function of the physical body is wasting away.  What is left? I have been mulling over these […]

Night Wanderings…

Have you read anything about Alzheimer’s? I’ve only just begun. After a week of real-life observation and a session with a doctor pronouncing the grim diagnosis, the subject has become suddenly relevant to my life. It’s not a stray word or a vague notion anymore. It’s attached to somebody I love, somebody I long for […]