Riddles in the Dust

  I have wondered about the mindset of the average person that saw Christ teach. So many wandering thoughts must have gone through the mind of a casual disciple; follow or run? Listen or disregard? Crazy or sane? Truth? Lies? Following … Continue reading

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Asking Harder Questions

John 13:16 “I tell you the truth, slaves are not greater than their master.Nor is the messenger more important than the one that sends the message.” If Jesus calls us to do greater works than He did (I tell you … Continue reading

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Horizons

The life of a horizon must be a difficult one. Perceptions… I think perception is to blame. Individual’s perceptions to be exact. Constantly arriving but never completely “on time.”  Ever speeding up, and then slowing down. Bright, quiet, BIG, too … Continue reading

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Raw Heart

From my friend @Cuhullen, an inspiring reminder.

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Raw heart.

That’s how I was born.

My heart was created raw,

Open,

Fresh,

Touchable.

Our hearts,

From our first breath,

Cascaded into the world

And the world cascaded back.

Open to every touch and sensation, every beat expanded us outward.

Love,

Joy,

Like sunlight on our raw hearts.

Sunlight burns as well as warms.

Disappointment.

Loss.

Ache.

Tiny cuts and gaping wounds.

At some point I began to make my armor.

Carefully (though unconsciously) crafted,

Soft and supple as fine leather,

A case to stop the wounds

And hold in the warmth against a cold world.

Leather, over time, becomes stiff and inflexible.

That which holds in warmth also holds it out.

All unawares, I found my heart constricted by the armor of my making,

Wrapped and numb,

Barely able to beat.

Time to rip the cover off.

“Foolish,” I hear them say.

“An unprotected heart is doomed to…

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Hiding the Cost

Why is it that Jesus made it so easy for people to leave His side? Why did He ask the hard questions? “If you love me, get up, and leave your work there, follow Me” or ” Deny yourself every day, … Continue reading

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