Grace: Common to all, saving to you

Know where you came from.

You came from falsehoods and pain. The shadow in the cave; the man enslaved. You came from death. Looking at reflections from the light; yet, you misunderstood them. Too bright to take flight, you couldn’t flee because God’s light made you free. But it was misunderstood.  Continue reading


Your most valuable possession

Options options options

Apple or Microsoft?

Private or public school?

Democrat or Republican?

The red pill or the blue pill?

Options options options.

Yesterday I had one. Today I have two. Tomorrow I’ll have too many and I’ll wish I had a clue. I’ll wish things were simpler. Remember Blue‘s Clues? When I was younger options seemed simpler. Like everything was almost color coordinated up to the final curtain call as night would fall;

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Fictional Memoirs: Bad Christian

I’m a beggar telling other beggars where to find food.

Real food is needed. Real truth is where unction meets function. Disciples will not be made until our pride is reduced like hide.

Life is built upon life. Cheap tricks won’t save a life lost in a cave.  We won’t use banana splits or any other gimmicks that are only counterproductive and destructive.

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Regress is when our communication reflex resembles a symptom and not a cure when we reach for our phones in times alone.

Progress is when our communication reflex resembles eye contact and action verbs as our phones die in the McDonald’s line.

And when

And when I’m depressed you reflect the last things I’ve said. And when I’m down you’re up, so I want to keep you there by avoiding communications touch.

When I see you I try to consider your experiences. I try to consider your pain. However in vain, my attempts may be, I feel a need to continue this search committees plea. The search committee of all my thoughts and me. I play the songs on repeat trying to listen to escape this feeling of defeat. Continue reading