Here now are the realms of wonder. Yet I forget, I fall out of presence. I fall back Back into myself, back into the broken world system, back into the dysfunctions of my mind Dysfunctions of my understanding about what is true. Eating again of the wrong tree, That tempting fruit of the tree of … More Walking in the Realms of Wonder
This is a hard story to share, but it is true, full of grace and it ends in peace. It helped me to understand how grace works, it might help you. Nancy was his fourth wife, the best for him, the worst to us; perhaps. She could be simply wonderful, full of love and care, … More Ode to Nancy Ruth Parry (1929 – 2018)
Notes to a disciple: The question; “I’m trying to figure out exactly why people find Jordan Peterson’s ideas so radical”? “He seems like a genuine human being trying to help others and also discover the truth, what exactly is the controversy as you see it? Is it just that he’s a radical truth seeker and … More Notes to a disciple #2- What’s so controversial about Jordan Peterson?
An Architecture for life #3 I have been enjoying the words and thoughts of Jordan Peterson ” the most influential intellectual in Western Civilization now”. He has an architecture of life and explains it in his book “12 Rules for Life”. It is sub-titled “an antidote to Chaos”. Architecture is totally about ordering principles. … More An Architecture for life #3
Socrates at the trial for his life said; “An un-examined life is not worth living“. He chose the hemlock rather than accept banishment from the life and society he knew. His trial was due to the fact he believed in hearing the voice of a God within. He called it “the divine mind”. He questioned the Pagan gods; … More An Architecture for Life #1
Empty. . Empty is what we lack, The place to be filled with wonder. . Empty is what we are missing. . For we fill the empty ourselves, We fill our empty with lesser lovers, While true love waits outside. . Outside ourselves waits what we lack. . We lack room to be filled … More Empty
Sweet Minstrel; she. Glory Be! Wordsmith in angels song, How long, how long? Waiting, working, singing, being; Minstrel she, when will her full glory be? Soon enough, soon, enough. For the occasion of Edie’s 70th Birthday.
A Haiku to celebrate the 60th Birthday of Contractor and Artisan Architect Armin Staprans. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ He Resolutely, Excellence in Actions. Artisan Armin. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I got hit with a realization, a spiritual one. We are part of a canopy of peace. We are each part of a network of spiritual umbrellas that keeps evil at bay. The Holy Spirit that is resident in all true believers dispels the darkness about us, it sheds light, peace and joy. Our own … More The Canopy of Peace
“If it is beautiful it is good”. Waking to the words of my insightful wife, I saw crimson autumn leaves against an azure sky; beautiful. It was good with my soul. . “If it is good it is beautiful. They are the same” say’s she. . “Beautiful is good, Good is beautiful”, The Creator … More Beautiful is Good- Beauty Matters!
Notes to a disciple: The question; “What is Sin in the Hebrew view”? Sin in the Hebrew view is basically dysfunction, “missing the mark” not adhering to the Torah- literally “instructions” of God, as expressed in the sacred scriptures or as reveled by the holy spirit. The illumination- the light of God on our hearts, minds … More Notes to a disciple #1