from Rob Stearns…a poem about hope


A bond between two

through blood now one

one bond, one love

simply one–together

I slip away

this bond remains

I fade further

I’m drifting

this bond anchors

keeps me at bay

close to you

despite myself

away I walk

further, farther

your love, your embrace

patiently await

run–I run

never looking back

for just a glimpse

running to foreign lands

I’ve run

your arms–never tiring

spread like the wings of an eagle

reaching out with the love of a father

open remain for the touch of your child

for this bond

for this love

for eternity shall be

for eternity still is



I am married to a beautiful woman named Gretchen and have three amazing girls - Tori, Isabelle, and Macie. I live in the Twin Cities area currently but I was born & raised in Columbus, OH and will always be a buckeye. I have the privilege of being a part of my faith community - The Garden Communities - and seeing the Kingdom of God expanded on the campuses of Minneapolis/St. Paul. I enjoy watching OSU football, playing basketball, drinking amazing coffee & sharing a meal with friends & family.