Tag Archives: longing

The Girl on the Train, Part Un

Photo credit: Huffpost.com When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. My life of decadent sensualism … Continue reading

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Big Dumb Guy

‘Endless Tunnel’ photo by Jaroslaw Blaminsky When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. I’d … Continue reading

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Strangers in a Strange Land

Have you ever felt a sense of incompleteness, a longing for something beyond your earthly reach? ~The Wishing Map “If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that … Continue reading

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I Miss the World

I grew up near the beach in Southern California. Honestly, I didn’t go all that often once I grew up. But the moment we moved away, I missed it. I missed knowing I could. This pandemic has made me feel … Continue reading

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Best Vacation Ever?

It was Easter morning, the first time I’d ever decided to “get up and go to church.” I wasn’t sure I belonged, but when the preacher said, “He is risen” I joined in on the reply, “He is risen indeed!” … Continue reading

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God, Are You There?

Connecting With God The trajectory of my life is toward God. Now. But it wasn’t always. My first few decades were spent racing in the opposite direction. I was raised a practical atheist, by which I mean God was simply … Continue reading

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Why I Believe: C.S. Lewis and Me – Part Two

My journey from atheism to faith To read Part One click here. I began to think of my longing for God as a hunger for a flavor that didn’t exist. Which seemed odd. But there was one example of such … Continue reading

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Windows

Few objects are so suffused with meaning. They’re seldom “just windows.” They are symbols of the past or of the future. Of possibilities, or missed opportunities. They taunt us with freedom. Or separate the unruly world outside from the neat … Continue reading

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How To Drive a Writer Crazy

Originally posted on Seeking Divine Perspective:
Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also                                     to the interests…

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Restless

I have but one longing that can never be fully satisfied, my longing for you, Lord. And yet, paradoxically, while it is the only thing I can never fully possess in this life, it is the only thing that gives … Continue reading

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