And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.- 1 Peter 5:10 But on the eighth day and thereafter, they are able to be offered to the Lord.- Leviticus 22:27(b) Mary’s virginity and giving… Continue reading Move into Sunday
Sin is ugly and writhing. It keeps us distanced from the ones we love and more importantly, distanced from God. We are in no position to judge those that sin because we find their sin less acceptable than ours. Sin is not loud and bright, it is dark and subtle. Sin does not exist in the… Continue reading Why the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous can be a Lesson for us all
We all have a message. God has made us each unique and accounted for. We have our own victories and struggles, and we need to be able to own all of it. I have tried to write for twenty-four hours and just couldn’t. Sometimes I am just stifled by the world. Many times I just… Continue reading What is your message?
How do you deal with pain? You suppress it of course. You stuff it down inside like, into the deep, the very deep until it must force its way out. It gets stuck in little places, hiding places, places where no one has been. It doesn’t move, just sits there like a stuck-out dagger. You… Continue reading The suffering of silence
There are days I long to write, but my hands are bare. God has bound them, because the idea has not yet formed itself, because I am incomplete, because the words are not in a state that can be read. This refinement process is often brutal, constricting… torturous. Sometimes I sit two, maybe three days… Continue reading The Wood and the Water