From My Days at EKU

The following pictures are from my days at Eastern Kentucky University (1979-1986), during which time I earned my B.S. in Psychology, an M.P.A., and worked on a Masters in Psychology.  In particular these photos are from the time I lived on the fifth floor of Dupree Hall.  As you can see in these pictures, I was a lot thinner back in the day.  This is in part due to the fact that I was a poor college student with little money to spend on snacks.  : )

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This is me studying, probably at some early hour of the morning.  Yes, that is a map of Middle Earth on the wall, and there are comic books on the second shelf (I was quite the nerd/geek even back then).

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This a photo with two of my best friends at EKU (Michael Dunnigan in the back, and Mark Newkirk on the right-hand side).  Oh, those were the days.

-Will

A Hymn to the Trinity

This is a hymn I wrote a few years ago.  The suggested tune to sing it to is “Zlobie Lezy,” which is also used for the hymn “Christ Is Risen.”

God our Father, great Creator,
rules in splendor over all.
You have made this world a wonder;
of your glory, we’re in awe
Crashing seas, their waves are pounding.
Trees and flowers are resounding.
Towering mountains raise a glad song,
as creation sings along

Christ our Savior and Redeemer
lived and died to set us free.
From our sins and death delivered,
we now serve and worship thee.
We’re so thankful for the gift, Lord,
of new life that’s ours to have.
So we give our hearts to you now
as before you, Christ, we bow

Holy Spirit, our Sustainer,
and our Comforter each day,
Fill our souls with your sweet presence;
Keep us on the narrow way
Help us serve God and to love God.
Strengthen us in mind and soul.
Till we always look to you and
seek your pow’r to keep us whole.

God our Father, Christ our Savior,
Holy Spirit, three in one;
You have made us. You have saved us,
and You keep us in your love.
We your people praise your glory,
and your story we will share.
Until all are praising your name,
and you’re worshiped everywhere.

Text: © 2003, Will Humes

My Paraphrase of Isaiah 6:1-12

In the year King Uzziah died, I had a vision of the Lord sitting on a throne, exalted and high; and the hem of his garment filled the temple.

Above all this the Seraphs were in attendance: each one had six wings: with two they covered their faces, with two they covered their bodies, and with two they flew. And they called out to one another, saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; all of the earth is filled with his glory.”

The door posts shook at voices of those who called, and the temple filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! I am undone, because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips, and yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!

Then one of the Seraphs flew to me, with a burning coal in his hand which he had taken from the altar with tongs. He touched it against my mouth and said, “Behold, this has touched your lips, your iniquity has been removed and your sin forgiven.

Then I heard the voice of the Lord say, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “ I am here, send me.”

And the Lord declared, “Go and tell this people: ‘Listen diligently, but do not understand; look and see, but do not perceive.’ Dull the hearts and minds of this people, stop up their ears, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes and hear with their ears and discern with their hearts, and return and be made whole.”

Then I asked, “How long, O Lord?” And he replied, “Until the cities are desolate and without inhabitants, and the houses are empty of people, and the earth lays in utter waste. Until the Lord has driven every person away, and the land itself lies forsaken.