Time is a bullet train speeding away When you clock in at nine and clock out at five You work and you work to purchase the world But neglect everything money can’t buy
About Romance (Part Three)
Life in my post-decision world had been good. I now, more than ever, felt like the life I was living was purposeful and planned. I felt as though I had some newly formed, solid connection to God — almost as if from high on His throne in heaven, His presence resonated deep within me, following me everywhere I’d go, partaking with me in the experiences of my life. It was now about...
A Song of Faith
Rest my heart Come back to your senses, my mind And act as one Stop trying to find Reasons to doubt or to blame When there are none And know that today Is all you can face Tomorrow will come in time Calm yourself Don’t try to scale mountains That may never rise For He has chosen you For He has chosen you Oh my soul, He’s chosen you So His love may live through you Learn...
About Romance (Part Two)
I’ve had a tumultuous series of failures set before me in the way of romance examples. I think I can easily count on one hand the relationships of close friends and family that actually stayed together until death did they part. Being surrounded by such negative examples and heartbreaking stories does not enhance your view of relationships, to tell you the truth. ...
About Romance (Part One)
You know, I couldn’t be dating a better woman. I really couldn’t. ________________ My girlfriend and I have been apart for a few weeks now, braving the separation of the summer months that divide college semesters. I can’t say it’s been an easy passing of days; in fact, quite the opposite. And the honest to goodness truth of the matter is that I...
About Old Age and Being Planted
I never had a grandfather. Well, okay that’s a little bit of an overstatement because if I didn’t have grandfathers, I wouldn’t rightly be here to have typed this, would I? What I really mean is, I never knew my grandfathers. Both of them passed away before I was even born, so I never got a chance to meet them, to hear stories about how...
Instead of being One who I fear may turn the life I know upon it’s head, may You become the One I run to with all recklessness, knowing that You alone know my true name, and You desperately want me to know it with You.
she dances like a flame she’ll burn out your eyes and you’ll never see the same way
If I got a dollar for all the times That I beat myself up on the inside, I’d probably be a millionaire — But I purchased a front row seat To the musical on tour within my heart. And I’m in love Cause you play every part.
Oh, those colorful words now seem to hide away. So I beg return, Return, The voice I love to hear: I beg return.
I used to think that I could just sit and wait for the times, but I know...– “Halfway Home” - Jason Mraz
About an Overly Analytical Mind
I had a conversation with myself a few minutes ago - it went something like this: Understand this, Joe. If you search long, hard, and deep enough, you’ll find what you’re looking for. You know this to be true. If you search for love - even in the cracks, in the darkest of places, in the abyss of the world - you’ll find it. In the same way, if you search for rejection, you’ll find it - even in...
I’m up against the ropes, it might be this time When everything I know come crashing down and I might not make it out alive. But I would rather die than lose this fight. And it’s all on the line, But I would rather die than lose this fight. I’m seeing stars tonight.
I am so easily satisfied by the call of lovers less wild.– Derek Webb, “Wedding Dress”
When she sings I hear a symphony And I’m swallowed in sound As it echoes...– Death Cab for Cutie, “Stay Young, Go Dancing”
I don’t know why I’m such a pitiful believer; I don’t know what I don’t have faith to match a mustard seed; and I don’t know why I’m obsessed with getting even; I just know That it’s me who should be bleeding. I just know That it’s me who should be bleeding.
By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong....– Acts 3:16 (NIV) There’s power in the name of Jesus Christ.
…Life is sweet at the bottom of the sea.– A. A. Bondy, “American Hearts”
About the Rapture
Well, it’s 1:07am and as of yet, still no rapture. I say this as if I’m waiting in anticipation of it happening with the reserved belief that it won’t, in fact, come to pass based on Camping’s prediction but hey, you never know, right? _______________________________ I was talking to my mother on the phone yesterday and I jokingly...
As you likely know, upon opening up the book of Genesis and reading the first few lines, the reader is thrust headfirst into the God-breathed, ex nihilo creation of the world. There was the light and the darkness, the separation of the waters and the sky, the gathering of the waters to one place and the formation of dry land. Then there was vegetation, the stars, sun, and moon set in their...
Unforgiveness is the poison we drink, hoping others get sick.
Cynicism: an attitude adopted by “reasonable” and “rational” individuals to shroud their existent but often suppressed feelings of pessimism by maintaining a facade that is unreasonably irrational toward things they do not fully understand.