2 Lost Words

The hiss lingers like a ringing in my ear, as Eden’s same infamous disruptor rattles off, “you will be like God (Genesis 3:5).” But, as the hiss dissolves into an allotted meditation, I come to a clearer impression of the world’s upside-down standards. Lost to the barrage of organized chaos our lives appear at times … Continue reading 2 Lost Words

Put My Name On It

What ruptured thoughts can jolt the private conscience like the statement “Put my name on it.” Expectations creep into the array of outcomes. Words like reputation, motivation, venture, risk, incentive, and confidence echo to convey a synonym-like appeal. The phrase is similar to an English idiom “I’ll imprint with my ten fingers.” The point is … Continue reading Put My Name On It

Boots made for Walking

I love walking. I love conversation. Walking is perfectly designed for conversation. A communion of sorts. Walks become a release for sorting out things, a putting in order for what would otherwise remain scattered thoughts sown into the reality of life’s circumstances. Thoughts, which in content, are sometimes trivial, sometimes deep, at times weighty, while … Continue reading Boots made for Walking

Purity’s Conscience

(PART 2 of 2): A continuation of Purity’s Caveat:  “The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;” – Psalm 19:8 Where else can we find such confidence in what is filtered from all impurities? There is a 'fountain of living water' from which … Continue reading Purity’s Conscience

Purity’s Caveat

(PART 1 of 2): part 2 of 2 is titled, Purity’s Conscience. Purity is a unique virtue with a caveat; it is through purity all other virtues gain sincerity. Purity involves the whole being of a person open to the imprint of what is holy. There is no special consortium of rituals we can make to … Continue reading Purity’s Caveat

Estranged from the Womb

(PART 1 of 2): "My body.” “My choice.” “My situation, you don’t understand.” Life is full of unknowns, but it is not uncharted. Life is full of complexities, but has purpose. Though difficulties are plentiful, even a lost hope can be found! As you do not know the way of the wind, or how the … Continue reading Estranged from the Womb

A Journey of Becoming

Parenting, the “activity of bringing up a child as a parent.” A simple definition to an overwhelming task. Is parenting a child-centric activity? Is parenting a parent-centric activity? The standard definition seems to have something essential missing. For parenting seems to be more of a becoming something greater than what is just an activity ‘being … Continue reading A Journey of Becoming

Christmas: Un-Majestic form

A Christ child, born to a prophetic virgin, Holy Spirit conceived, who would come in human form but with powers reserved for deity. Not accompanied by mythological proportions of grandeur for the comic imaginations of conning childhood wonder or adult musings. A birth not celebrated by the sacred union of instituted marriage. For no pleasure … Continue reading Christmas: Un-Majestic form

Evil’s shadow

To all our friends, loved ones, and those who have experienced evil's shadow this past year... Death is abrasive. The soul screams it is wrong, and rightly so. Life is sacred. The weight of the sacred torn is felt at the mouth of the grave. Cast under death's shadow the mind wanders as the memories … Continue reading Evil’s shadow

Words: powerful

In Acts 16:27-30, the power of a word fitly spoken brings an abrupt and climatic change to the scene. What do your words convey? Do you speak life with truth, confirm the fears that overwhelm, remain silent and let things fall as they may, ignore another's difficulties, or give hope. Truth alters the perspective of … Continue reading Words: powerful