The words I write are the best of me put on public display. However, the reality of me is somewhat, different. Everything that shines brightest in me is Jesus lighting my darkness. Whatever I am not, Jesus is and everything He is I am not. He completes me. He is the source of my joy and without Him, … More Joy in Reality
Originally posted on His eye is on the sparrow:
It has sometimes been asked whether God commands certain things because they are right, or whether certain things are right because God commands them. . . . I emphatically embrace the first alternative. The second might lead to the abominable conclusion . . . that charity is good only because God arbitrarily…
Rising now, fourth blood moon! A spectacle or a portending sign, Of the ending of the end-times? Might be coming! The LORD’s Day! The fearful will look and swoon! Wanting answers more benign, Soft sounds in soothing rhymes. Don’t speak of the LORD’s Day; I believe and Jesus is coming soon! A favorite memorized comfort … More Blood Moon
Originally posted on My God, My Music, My Life:
Dear God, First I just want to say thanks for this beautiful weather to end the summer and start the fall. I can’t even remember the last time it wasn’t sunny. In fact, it has been so nice I have almost forgotten about all the rain…
It should have been enough to end all religious confusion. The Son of God came to earth in the form of a man, lived a sinless life, was crucified, and rose to live again on the third day. This graceful action proceeding from divine love is enough to set all people free from bondage … More False Religion is Clouded Joy
People have many different ideas about what love is from fondness, to a deep emotional bond, to passion. We are social creatures and all of these forms of human love come from our basic need to connect with others. Needy love always disappoints because human love can’t completely satisfy its own need. Emotional bonds are … More Choosing to Love Increases Joy
A cooled summer breeze rustles through the Cottonwoods stirring matured leaves in a rustling shimmer. I notice autumn’s first hints of gold now appearing, as purple wild Asters bloom in compliment. I catch a whiff of roasting green chili and my mouth waters in anticipation, triggered by memories of past New Mexico autumns. My mind … More The Cottonwoods Rejoice in Humble Endurance
A beautiful girl with time to kill… Needs excitement and a thrill! Spiritual vacuum a need to fill… Loves to shop more than a pill! Filling dreams with a green bill… Buying power to top off her till! Then over-flows, begins to spill… Material –joy-hoard heaping hill! A heart of greed, just won’t chill! Girl … More Material-Joy-Hoarder!
In the mind of every person lives the divine and the profane. Though some of us lean more heavily one way than the other, our every thought and action is a combination of good and evil. This sets us apart from all other creatures that populate the earth. It makes us more powerful than all other … More Redemption is Joyous Liberty!