It's a New Day

Thoughts, musings, creativity and featured work of Nathan Davis.

God is Love

Our relationship with God is intricately tied to our relationship with people. We cannot despise, malign, hurt, seduce, manipulate and or degrade another human being and not be hostile toward God. Our “way” toward God is broken when we injure people because God is Love. This is clear through Scripture. “Any one who says they love God and hates his…

Atlanta Bound

A few months ago an impression that Victory World Church in Atlanta, GA may be an assignment for our family. Having turned down consistent offers over the last few years from other places of interest (including Atlanta) I was resolute about our place here and rooted in Oklahoma City. I had come to the place of not even considering it…

Followed By the Son (Poem)

warm at first followed by pricks of remorse a flash of dad’s laugh followed by the son bright and young moments expiring fast bolting with anxiety into memory’s corner a dislocated soul, imprisoned by impotence shaken and jarred with the air of silence what good is this breath, we can’t breathe expiration yards us over time’s jagged edge twisting reality,…

For Quiet Birds (Poem)

Long lasting echoes of a fatherless laughter imbue a pernicious testimony in the home. Informing an elected congress of ill-motives standing contrary to a once-sacred bond. Quilted shades are thrown as warmth exits place and feathers of design are plucked. Meanwhile, starving earth and dying oaks desperately stare at a cold canopy of empty sky. The numb covet tears when…

Anti-Community

I’ve been thinking about what makes for a more meaningful community recently. Actually and more specifically I have been thinking about what makes for non-community to occur. What are the forces that exist in a person or culture that work against the construction of “family” level relationships with others? To have what Scripture calls “brothers and sisters” is really something…

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