2018.06.23: preamble

rising crescendo
cicadas’ frenetic pitch
thunder rumbling through

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2018.06.13: uncertainty

once in a great while
a storm tracks the other way
experts scratch their heads

patterns help form theories
can’t foretell reality

2015.09.12: into the storm

“I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, listens to my words, and acts on them. That one is like a person building a house, who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when the flood came, the river burst against that house but could not shake it because it had been well built.” Lk 6:47-48

This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. Of these I am the foremost. – 1 Tim 1:15

He raises up the lowly from the dust;
from the dunghill he lifts up the poor. Ps 113:7

here i am, Lord. safe and sound in my house built upon the foundation that is you. i have dove beneath the waves of popular culture and dug even deeper through the sifting sands of doctrine that hides the bedrock that is you. here i am at last in the temple that you built in the beginning of time for those that listened and heeded your commands. i am grateful that you came for a sinner like me. you lifted me up from the vise of powerlessness. you carried me, bathed me, nursed me, fed me, encouraged me, and gave me your life. without you, i wouldn’t have arrived here. when i tried to climb the mountain of guilt and indebtedness you leveled it so that we are standing eye to eye. with a simple embrace of unconditional love, you set me free. for the first time in my life, i know what i want to do. why are you smiling, my Lord? will you accompany me, Lord? if you lead, i will follow you into the storm…