The story of who I am

My grandfathers As I've sought to understand myself and heal from the particular broken places within me, I've learned that the journey to knowing myself doesn't stop with me. Family accounts for far more than our genetic mixture.  It also of course establishes the way we perceive ourselves and the world via the environment in … Continue reading The story of who I am

When work and sleep

Soundless rain now falling through Seattle, Mississippi blues Heart not calloused nor compliant Weary from reaching and compounding Intensities with melancholy Seeing frequencies of wilted wonder Reverb discordant melodies Wakeful slumber of remembering Who you were through senility While worshiping idol fantasies Thoughtless rituals routinely Burden habit I call living Love elusive and yet growing … Continue reading When work and sleep

There is no “us vs. them”

What if we had no enemies? What if that's exactly what Christianity teaches but few of us accept? I've been holed up at my home for the last two days recovering from being sick, and in between fitful bouts of sleeping and waking my heart and head have been struck by two teachings of Jesus … Continue reading There is no “us vs. them”

The Christian’s relationship with politics

Christianity is both intensely political and apolitical. The Gospels and early Christians loudly proclaimed the very political opinion that "Jesus is Lord," a direct contradiction and parody of the Roman slogan "Caesar is Lord." Yet when several people tried to corner Jesus into making an overtly political statement regarding paying taxes to Caesar, Jesus demurred … Continue reading The Christian’s relationship with politics

When I’m not even sure how to live

I'm an expert at over-analyzing things, especially when it comes to myself. I'll pick apart in detail how I reacted in situations in order to determine if I responded in the most ideal ways. I'll beat myself up over and over again regarding mistakes I know I've made and over things that may have not … Continue reading When I’m not even sure how to live