Category: Morality, Poetry, Psychology, Scripture, Spiritual Formation, Theology
Call me “Driftwood.”
I’ve been all around the world,
offering my flesh as a sacrifice
to the highest bidder—
a loved-starved sinner—
stretching my skin
and my limbs and my sins
till their breaking point
to fashion a sunburned sail—
a jib unlike any other headsail—
pulled up high-and-tight
by my lustful entrails.
Category: Devotionals, Morality, Psychology, Scripture, Spiritual Formation, Suffering, Theology
The reason EMGs are so destructive, no matter how great the accomplishments, is because the person who is unaware of who she really is, sadly, is merely a shell of a person like an oyster that creates a pearl from an irritation inside itself. No matter how many layers of beautiful minerals that give it its shiny iridescence, it’s still a foreign object to itself at the core of itself. Perhaps Socrates was right: “The unexamined life is not worth living.”
Category: Art, Beauty, JESUS, Literature, Poetry, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Suffering, Theology
“…or we can explain further
that story gives truth meaning
like Aesop’s fables
and Lewis’s Narnian Chronicles
or better yet
think of Christ’s agrarian parables
that strum the soul
on a spiritual level
with a celestial harp of gold
and hands of clay that bleed when cracked.”
Category: Friendship, JESUS, Music, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Suffering
Friends feed the inherent desire in every single one of us to be seen and heard and remembered. And that makes us feel immovable and immortal as if the universe itself came alive to witness a miracle. And nothing we say or do will ever be forgotten. (This hints at the foreshadowing of a personal relationship with the ultimate Being—immovable and immortal—who is closer to us than a brother and who created us to know Him and to be known by Him.) But what if this convivial concept of friendship escapes us?
Category: Literature, Morality, Philosophy, Poetry, Psychology, Suffering, Theology
if you’ve dropped your keys,
hat or hash pipe
into the “rabbit hole”
of delusive fantasy,
whirling and writhing down
an eternal abyss of insanity,
further and further away
from the drain of objective reality.
Category: Literature, Philosophy, Poetry, Psychology, Scripture
the Rosetta Stone
of what sinners’ call “fire and brimstone”—
employ fear tactics of emotional control?
Category: Beauty, Gospel, JESUS, Literature, Morality, Music, Nature, Philosophy, Poetry, Politics, Psychology, Science and Religion, Suffering, Theology
Give me Narnia or
Give me the Wild Lands of the North.
Give me Aslan or
Give me the White Witch
and her black dwarfs.
Category: Beauty, JESUS, Literature, Morality, Nature, Philosophy, Psychology, Science and Religion, Scripture, Short Stories, Spiritual Formation, Suffering, Theology
God: “Truth is self-love that sets you free and enables you to see your sin as an opportunity to talk with Me about why you sin so we can have conversations like this one and walk further down life’s path together. This is My heart. This is discipleship.”
Category: Poetry, Psychology
Shadows provide shade and shelter, mine to my son just till he’s ready to unzip middle-school pajamas and soar into the sun. Night holds future bodies still, revealing what’s inside, peeling the last curl of humility that laughs from a ripe insecurity, called pride, spilling secrets tightly coiled in the nucleus…
Category: Art, Beauty, Nature, Poetry, Psychology, Suffering
Open your eyes.
See the bioluminescence,
from the abyss,
or God’s firework show
in dancing waves of light,
the Holy Grail of sky watching,
the aurora borealis,
the northern lights.
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