Category: Devotionals, JESUS, Morality, Psychology, Spiritual Formation
We need to hear and heed this NOW more than EVER! Be kind. Be understanding. People are fragile, whether they show it or not. Learn to recognize the frightened child in everyone by listening rather than speaking. Just as you were when you were a child—afraid of failure—you will undoubtedly be tempted as an adult…
Category: JESUS, Morality, Poetry, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Suffering
A carcass with a pulse,
a miracle dipped in myrrh,
perfumed a Jewish beard
and consecrated a blameless soul…
Category: JESUS, Poetry, Prayers, Spiritual Formation, Suffering
I want to know more
about this Maundy Thursday Prince,
ever since I’ve read what eyewitnesses say,
“He massages people’s feet
as He washes away the dirt
and the stench of the street.
He walks with those who suffer
and suffers when those who suffer
This is the Rabbi
who inspires closet skeptics
to “come-out” and pray.
Category: Morality, Philosophy, Poetry, Politics, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Suffering
of our own making
show up relentlessly
until we look introspectively
at the mess we’ve made
when we’ve felt incarcerated
without the possibility of parole
as both our own judge and jury.
Category: Poetry, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Suffering
Kindness is more than a word,
although all words have spark of light
because words bleed meaning,
infused with divine birthright
even out of the mouths
of mortals and neophytes.
Category: Literature, Morality, Philosophy, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Suffering
I felt like Icarus, whose hubris led him to fly too close to sun, which melted wax on his shoulders, causing feathers to unfasten, and thus his hope of freedom to come crashing down like one of Zeus’s lightning bolts.
Category: Art, Literature, Music, Poetry, Prayers, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Suffering, Theology
“Redeem and restore
What the locusts have eaten—
The schemes Satan’s woven,
Our innocence … stolen.”
Category: Morality, Philosophy, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Theology
True happiness is biblical, moral, pleasurable, historical, and necessary for Christian character.
Category: Poetry, Psychology, Science and Religion, Spiritual Formation, Suffering
This poem was inspired by my friend and pastor, Matt Whitlock, and his sermon on “The Silently Simple Life.”
Category: Morality, Poetry, Spiritual Formation, Suffering
A poem for a season of silence in suffering.
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