About the Author: Randall Wehler

  • By Published On: November 13, 2019

    An aged man reached up to the top of his heirloom walnut bookcase His venous arm grabbed a book of teachable stories his Dad had told

  • By Published On: June 22, 2018

    I am speculating that few people would argue with the concept that all life forms exist as developing entities that are superimposed on an intangible flow we call time. As self-conscious humans, we seem to have an innate awareness of the advance of "something" where change can be perceived as rather sudden and dramatic or almost imperceptible. Our lives are lived with this backdrop of measured, forward advance in units ranging from nanoseconds to eons. We are all familiar with our time-reckoning devices such as clocks and calendars as everyday aids to help govern our daily behaviors through the passage of our lives.

  • By Published On: December 15, 2017

    What were the stained glass stories in this church that were based on predominant, traditional, Christian Bible interpretations? Those were the understandings that were given to me as a youth when in Sunday school and Vacation Bible School classes. I decided to walk by each window to take a really close look.

  • By Published On: June 1, 2017

    A Creator God revealed in a multitude of ways A Divine Presence sensed, it often does amaze God as the reason and the essence of all there is

  • By Published On: May 25, 2017

    I am venturing to guess that very few theologically progressive Christians would say that all Bible passages are to be taken literally and viewed strictly as the inerrant and infallible word of God. Some Christians who are already experienced with scripture and those people reading the Bible for the first time may interpret all of what they read as literal concrete fact, ignoring literary nuances related to styles of ancient story telling, metaphor, symbolism, depth of meaning, etc.

  • By Published On: November 16, 2016

    I stand on a bank of a running river, immersed in a flow of my own called life Sad, happy, fearful, calm, and joyous awe-filled waves lap up all around me

  • By Published On: August 16, 2016

    A Roman-decreed cross was the fate which Jesus met Because of loving humanity, life-giving blood was let

  • By Published On: June 2, 2016

    This is a work of fiction but the content as far as thoughts, convictions, beliefs, etc. is reflective of my own. My intent is to say that anyone at any time of life can "come out of the closet" (as it is called) in expressing oneself along more progressive lines.

  • By Published On: April 7, 2016

    We're all a product of nature -- the unfolding of creation Kept humble as we grapple to seek a divine explanation

  • By Published On: February 5, 2016

    A painter's easel stands before me as I rest quietly in a dream-like state of sleep Prompted to express my spiritual self with color and brush strokes of my choice

  • By Published On: January 13, 2016

    A pale lump of moistened clay was sitting on the ground Amid the vastness of nature, God's creation all around Its undefined shape

  • By Published On: December 4, 2015

    As I remain seated in my car, I instantly return to the twenty-first century in my mind. It is the year 2015 and I have been invited by friends to go to this church with them this particular sunny, late-autumn day when frost has coated some of the fallen tree leaves. I have heard rumors that the congregation here has swung even more fundamentally and become strictly literal in their biblical interpretations in recent years, having even departed from their recognized denominational affiliation for fear of becoming too unbiblical in church practice. I wonder what the congregant gathering to worship God will be like today when I enter through the doors.

  • By Published On: November 13, 2015

    The pursuit of science is a path on which even our ancestors excitedly trod Supplementing holy scriptures, maybe closer to knowing the "mind of God"

  • By Published On: October 9, 2015

    Reality is lived in a physical world, a zone we know through the senses Matter/energy that interplays, our brains perceiving tangible presences

  • By Published On: September 5, 2015

    Our lives can be described through the language of pictorial depiction So can humankind's relation to our Creator-God, often with conviction

  • By Published On: August 20, 2015

    It's simply a magnetic pointer that swivels on a pivot Northerly it leads us and there's confidence we give it Called a "compass"

  • By Published On: August 16, 2015

    "God," our creator -- it's really just a human-given name Humbly self-described in the book of Genesis as "I am" The source of

  • By Published On: August 12, 2015

    In most conservative Christian circles, the importance of belief is talked about "You've got to see God like we see Him -- for salvation, you can't do without!"

  • By Published On: July 23, 2015

    Was ... fossil hunting time together of any spiritual value? If we describe a spiritual moment as some portion of our existence where we are lifted out of ourselves to something "higher" than us that is beyond us but paradoxically within us -- as well as transforming us -- then my answer is a resounding "yes!"

  • By Published On: June 23, 2015

    To ponder our future development and a human evolution Gives us pause to envision a needed "saving Earth" solution

  • By Published On: April 18, 2015

    As I glance in the mirror, there's a reflection I see I stare forward towards the image, it's actually me!

  • By Published On: April 4, 2015

    The longing to know our Creator seems to be an innate human trait A God-presence yearned for, to be revealed -- never in life too late

  • By Published On: January 29, 2015

    Creation through God, the Divine Force -- humans look to the facts As I write this, even as you read it -- those are certain human acts

  • By Published On: January 17, 2015

    Our created and conscious selves were, some way, divinely brought about The figurative "hand of God" as eternally present, there's very little doubt!