Old, Rugged Cross

My church is a country song

Today there are people sleeping in the pews,

while detoxing from Meth,

souls on probation from prison,

people hiding out from a fight breaking outside.

It’s all so beautiful

This is a place where people can find healing

They don’t call it the old, rugged cross for nothing

We come to Him raw and Jesus, the master carpenter,

sands us down.

 

 

Stumbling Block

We are always moving

Society has things to do

In the process, things fall through the cracks

people fall through as well

And the natural reaction is “awww shucks, maybe tomorrow”

So, to elicit change

You must inherently be in the way

To be present in body and soul

Then, even if you are not seen, you will be encountered

You will be known, if only as an nuisance.

Anything you want to get done

you cannot sit idly in the shadows and wish for,

even pray for,

you must become an active participant

and stay consistently present

in order to make your presence known

 

Like God

Adam’s sin is Joseph’s sin is our sin

The Deceiver wasn’t lying when it said

the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil

would make us like God.

We were created in Their Divine image, male and female alike

Thanks to nearby Tree of Life, we had eternity

to be transformed more and more into Their likeness

But we grew impatient

We knew our Divine calling, but we wanted it know

and so we took it before our Kairos time

and it destroyed us.

But God’s story is one of redemption:

sending Their Son,

then the Holy Spirit

to wipe the past clean

and start the journey anew

so that we could become more and more like Them.

Existential Jesus

Kierkegaard was right

Suffering is not the end,

but the redefinition

the renewal

of all things.

our suffering,

though may be the end of our

romantic notions

our theories and projects,

does not catapult us into chaos

nor consume us,

but rather catapult us into completion.

upon the cross, Christ proclaimed

“it is finished”

but that was not even the end of His EARTHLY

ministry

He returned after His death to continue

doling out the Great Commission

upon which His church was spread.

and so in death we also continue

our suffering

is only just the beginning

of an abundant life.

Release Your Inner Geek

We all have stuff we’re passionate about

Could be anything from photography to rock climbing

to hand crafts to My Little Pony

Dude, get down with your groovy self

Connect with those who share in your passion

join the fellowship of the saints

You’re not alone, you are love

have fun stay safe

unlock the inner geek =)