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
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
We are all building monuments, . We build monuments to our successes, monuments to our pain. We build monuments to our offenses and monuments to our gain. . We build them with stones or stories, rocks from along our way, Our thoughts polish and cut them, our words place them, Putting them where they … More Monument Building
Mighty men of valor, men of God, Men of renown and prowess, Warriors of the King of Heavens Armies, Do you recognize yourself? Have you forgotten your call? Have you forgotten your examples, such that you are tempted to fall? Have you lost yourself in the stew of this wretched time? Remember your … More Mighty Men of Valor
Who cares for truth in a lawless age, when Pope and potentate rage? Who cares for truth in this lawless age where relativity contends against the sage? The scales shift to suit the headlines or the editors view, will this really do? Finding truth will save our time, if quick we look to histories … More Who cares for truth in a lawless age?
. Our life is a war, Our mind the battlefield, Our thoughts the weapons, Our decisions the out-come, . Life or death? Choose life! . Say’s I. . “See, . I have set before you today life and good, and death and evil… The blessing and the curse. . Therefore choose life, So … More Our life is a war
Abraham Heschel writes ” There are no proofs of God only witnesses” . My story is one of turbulent seas of trouble mitigated by the ever-present hand of the master mariner. Really! He showed up when I was a child of four. To young to question, or dismiss he spoke; I listened, His question implied … More No Proof, Only Witness
Where was God when…. Fifty nine died and 500 were injured in Los Vegas, When 359 where killed in Sri Lanka, Where was God? God was there: Transforming chaos with compassion, Releasing courage to face fear, Inspiring bravery, selflessness and sacrifice. God was facing evil with the good. God was there; he … More Where was God?
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 really 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 … 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 for life and explains it in his book “12 Rules for Life”. It is sub-titled “an antidote to Chaos”. Architecture as a discipline of design … More An Architecture for life #3