Fires Burn

  Fires Burn, True hearts learn, Love shines through; hero’s!   The crucible of the flames, burns the dross and clears the shame.   Reality comes with the crisis, Facing choices that must be made. Second guessing comes later. In a moment our future is made.   Fires Burn, True hearts learn, Love shines through … More Fires Burn

Where was God?

Where was God when…. Fifty nine died and 500 were injured in Los Vegas, Where was God?   God was there: Transforming chaos with compassion, Releasing courage to face the fear, Inspiring bravery, selflessness and sacrifice.   God was facing down evil with the good.   God was there as he is here!     … More Where was God?

Trouble Forms Us.

Trouble Forms Us   Something’s formed in trouble, Something found no other place. Realizations, revelations, Change comes outside the easy space.   Comforts, safety, security are often sought, Too often for our own good. The good of trouble is seldom understood.   We loose ourselves in our comforts, Finding mostly idols there. We are numbed … More Trouble Forms Us.

Changed

  We can not forget for we are changed. We have met the irreducible reality of death, While yet young, impressionable and engaged. We lost innocence, lost dreams, lost youth; forever   Changed.   Friends now are dearer, Family is dearer, Life is dearer. Time matters more,   For we are changed.   Why have … More Changed

Veneer Stripping

The Puritans believed through and through, “We” started with them, not perfectly, thoroughly. We have been left with veneer.   Many and long are the shadows since them. Veneer stripping is our work today.   Stripping away the veneer of good, The veneer of righteousness, The veneer of godliness, We call it tolerance, stripping away … More Veneer Stripping

Veneer-less

The Veneer is Gone.   The Veneer has rubbed off our culture, Exposed are our hearts, our hate, our self-serving ideologies. Where has compassion gone, where has understanding gone?   Gone.   When we think we are god’s we judge harshly and hate what we do not understand. We are wrong. We are powerless to … More Veneer-less

Our life is a war

Our life is a war, Our mind the battlefield, Our thoughts the weapons, Our decisions the out-come, Life or death?   Say’s I.   “I call the heavens and the earth to witness about you today, That I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Therefore choose life, So that … More Our life is a war

Extract yourself

  Extract yourself!   Extract yourself from entertaining the offenses, Offenses rampant in our culture of envy, blame, shame and guilt.   Give up your self righteousness and superiority, become clear!   Set yourself free. Become grateful!* Become sincere, Become understanding, Give up your offense, Give up your defense,   Come clean!   *(Psalm 104:4) © 170726 … More Extract yourself