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Question and Answer

I wonder what your question will be she asked of me. I always knew what my answer would be, whatever she asked of me, yesterday at a quarter to three. It’s not the question of you and me, not the question of how things will be, just what your question will be. Stare at the […]

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Boundaries

Joy is a God-given right and all we must do is slow down and tap in to the moment rather then focus on the rat race and the hustle.

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Sovereign

We want things as we expect them to happen not as how they will happen or how our God is beautiful and wonderful as his plans have always been will continue to be.

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Freedom

the moment you realize they are a completely different person than the person you initially met. If you would still marry them again, then you know.

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The Weights of Ahab

The chaise feels like a trampoline The words flow like gasoline We owe nothing to yesterday As we look past our failing It was never enough in their time of today Their power our tomorrow with the strength of the herd Built on the pain of yesterday’s words Forced to accept any beliefs in turn […]

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Mud

It’s a dirt path Walked alone Waiting for the rain To form the mud To grasp your feet To pull you down It is a walk of numbness When the slap in the face Leaves ears ringing Blood forms Leaving marks for to remind To pull you down But He reminds you While you walk […]

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partial

Unfortunately until we take a moral inventory of ourselves and take aim at correcting these faults we continue to harm

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Fences

God doesn’t make mistakes, no matter how much the people who deal in control and shame try and broker deals with the devil to exact otherwise.

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truly golden

It takes nearly nothing to be grateful, no large endowment given, no trophies won in the competition for a leader’s friendship. There is no honor in these anymore than the simple gratitude for the ability for a life well lived, freedom from lack, and the knowing of what us given to you in the stillness […]

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A Day.

The more pain there is the with a primal sense of urgency that I am drawn to it. The stronghold that is, is the binding force like a magnet pulling me deeper into the lagoon. Bottomless with a sulfur vapor engulfed chamber which nothing escapes. Please Lord, I beg You for release. A flight on […]

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Millennials. An Opinion.

Millennials. The very word is polarizing. A label to those who live, a cultural fixture for many like a lifeless piñata to swing upon. They are the lifeless thing to whoop up on, upon which memes and jokes fly from in a tree placed amongst the garden of the boomers and Gen X’ers to say […]

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Connection

We see the world through our perspective and our vision. We hear the world through this perspective and our worldview. In turn, it gives us an understanding of people, events, and ideas, which gives us the size and scope of our vision. If we keep our vision on people, we are small; if we keep […]

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Set Apart

It is implausible for science not to explain the forming of cellulose, synapse and bone. However it is also impossible to explain the human experience without the presence of God. Even if you do not believe in God you cannot ignore the idea that a source of infinite wisdom and power that assembled such a […]

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I Am Weak.

When a man, in the world’s view, is viewed as strong he has everything put together. His clothing, his home, his finances and his relationships. It stays in this order as viewed by the objective world. When a man, in the kingdom culture, has his life together there are more things to align and the […]

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The Sight of Love

If you told a visually impaired person what the a painting was like, you might say “it is like soft music.” If you told another, you might say “it’s like soft velvet fabric.” When they discussed it with each other, they would go on and on, neither would have evidence. That’s okay. If we were […]

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The Storm that Builds

The storm that brought the alleged disaster. What did it bring you? Did it bring you peace? I’ll bet it did. Did you trust the pain it brought at first, I doubt it. I bet it moved you out of that place harshly and without warning. I wonder how many trees cleared out of your […]

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Experience of Existing

How important is it to belong, to be a success? What is that? I am a good person. What does that mean? When we strip away the layers of bondage to an identity of who we are are, based on what you can purchase, or what you cannot is actually relative to the point in […]

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The Balance of Care

Relationship is currency. We pay into them as Steven J. Covey said in 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. He also said we make withdrawals. We effectively have a balance that we must keep in the bank. We pay into people in how we treat them, by the way. If we make too many withdrawals […]

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A Tale of Two People

There are two sides to every story. Everyone has a story. Everybody is comprised of two selves. There is a Native American proverb made famous by George Bernard Shaw. It is based on the Jungian archetypes of the shadow selves; if not based, but certainly highly relevant in this regard. Until we reach an active […]

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Hate In the Name of Love.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference. Our country is a collective addict. We are a united state of our dysfunction. We near the moment of acceptance that will move us to the place where we consult […]

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Lock Up Guns or Lock Us Up?

It is a slippery slope when we turn back the clock on progress of inclusion in America. Here in Georgia we had state hospitals like the one in Milliedgeville, Georgia that involuntarily housed those with mental health diagnoses. After it had already closed, I spoke to peers there in 2003 and we were given a […]

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Be the Change You Wish to See

Didn’t watch it. Wouldn’t watch a Republican debate on the subject even without an incumbent. Haven’t seen TV in over 2 months. Life’s never been better, but these are not the points. People in of and of themselves are individuals living their own story. No person on this earth unless they are a family or […]

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Cytoplasm and Our Need to Be Ourselves

Without boundaries, we lose the ability to discern real relationship and mislead our knowledge of relationships, possibly into delusion, and then traverse the territory of healing too quickly without truly understanding the lessons we need to learn so skillfully. We become emotional tourists pretending to know all the stops of awareness without first seeing ourselves […]

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Show Me the Money

“I love you. You… complete me.” – Jerry Maguire “Shut up. Just shut up. You had me at hello.” – Dorothy Boyd “Show me the money!” – Rod Tidwell The three most famous lines in the film Jerry Maguire, and in this film we see the exact reasons why people should not be married. To […]

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She and Him

My marriage needs work. We are willing and able to continually do so. I am an emotionally needy person and like the norm for myself, because my parents were absentee parents. To make matters worse my father was an abuser. I was isolated and alone until I was 13, and then I went to boarding […]

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My Testimony

This is my testimony that I know can only help others to know what is helpful for others and me. As a child, I was physically and emotionally abused by my father, and due to his narcissistic personality disorder, I was the family scapegoat. I was born 8 years after my sister. My father told […]

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Order to Our Time

Reading the Bible this season in a chronological plan has revealed how God keeps promises. When reading the Bible in the five sections, straight through on earlier occasions, it was difficult to see his promises unfold. With this read, I’ve seen it’s really difficult to see how God works in our lives by keeping promises […]

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Crazy Little Thing Called Love

When you realize that each plank time second of your life is spelled out by a God that you cannot bear to understand the enormity, and as well the minuscule that penetrates every cell of your body then you’ll get a tiny sniff of why God loves you. The only reason he loves you and […]

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For Us

As children, we learn messages that are not ours to know. This happens usually without reason and usually unknowingly to children without our knowledge or can happen through indifference or abuse. This gives way to the need for affirmation, however we can falsely achieve it. When affirmation isn’t achieved it creates a need for more […]

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Cedars in the Mist

As I wandered out of the desert my head was down. I felt the soil of this earth under my feet and I picked up a stone, feeling it’s edges. It was the most tangible feeling in years. I noticed my ability to smell cold clean air, against the stale past. I was walking into […]

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dirty Arrows

We are the arrows set out against lies & injustice. Being in simple agreement is relatively unimportant. Be aware of the truth, be thankful for it and move on to be a torn belt on the engine of true misunderstanding. Let us be mindful of an action leading to another as an living example. Keep […]

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Group Think

Group think is based on the perceived need for safety of the group and selecting irrational ideas about situations, and or people. It often guides people into producing malevolent actions. Resulting in action that removes what is thought to be harmful, without a watchful open minded approach to solving a problem. The issue is that […]

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Brokenness Continued

We are all monumental mess ups. When we take our trash out, it smells. When we wake up we are usually grumpy and have a lack of ability to make sound decisions. We eat and drink too much at times, as well spend money we don’t have. What we have in common is our ability […]

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Blades of Grass

When we walk into the church for the first time as adults we are there for a reason. We are there because we are hurting. We are not there by accident. We have set upon a new answer. Possibly the spending, the sex, the drugs, the depression or the other beliefs have left us wanting […]

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