1000º : The New Earth

Recently, I found myself inspired and refocused by these words: But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water. 6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. 7 By the same word the present heavens and earth areContinue reading “1000º : The New Earth”

Higher Order

“It is as difficult to begin a civilization without robbery as it is to maintain it without slaves.” — Will Durant, The Story of Civilization: The Life of Greece TRENCHES & BLISS, 2016 CHAPTER 5 I almost sat on top of the blonde who had covered herself with a cream blanket on my sofa. IContinue reading “Higher Order”

When Reality Bites: Wood & Iron

You’re standing at the bank of a river. Your eyes are watching your heart being swept five miles downstream out-of-reach — So fast — Your own breath catches you by the throat and threatens to kill itself — There’s no undoing it now. You already lost it. The icy clutches of reality set in: ItContinue reading “When Reality Bites: Wood & Iron”

Chess With The Devil

That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. John 3:6 The unseen always weights the greater portion. Always. I had spent another sleepless night trying to figure out how I would explain what my kids saw of me last week. A week of “ma”Continue reading “Chess With The Devil”

Enter/Edu/Info-Tain-Ment

Enter attainment. Educate attainment. Inform attainment. Yeah, I’m messing with you and my husband is probably going to give me a lecture on etymology after reading this… but it is interesting, isn’t it? All of this striving after attainment? Entertainment. Edutainment. Infotainment. Eesh. This is giving me a yawn… So, when we entertain ourselves, weContinue reading “Enter/Edu/Info-Tain-Ment”

The Lion’s Lambs

As the harsh north wind blows the fresh snow and moves it wherever it wills erasing every track, old and new, shall the colder winds of bitterness, anger, frustration, despair, and hopelessness cover over the footsteps of Your every movement in my life, old and new? When the straight limbs of the heavy winds ofContinue reading “The Lion’s Lambs”

Talents & Skills

“Mom, what are my talents?” My face must have flashed through sixteen contortions before landing, frozen, back in foundling traumas of insecurity. If I never head the word ‘talents’ again, I wouldn’t be disappointed; I might even sweat less. “Talents?” I asked, trying to bide my time to give answer. “Is it singing?” she asked,Continue reading “Talents & Skills”