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Compassion

“Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, [...] Continue reading

Us to a Flower

From one of my favorite Christian thinkers, Henri Nouwen: Us to a flower: "Why can't you be useful? Can't you get busy someway?" Flower: ‘I am sorry, sir, but I am just here to be beautiful.’" In other words, the teacher’s role is first to help a person realize who he/she is in Christ, and [...] Continue reading

…More about Love

“Let me tell you about love, that silly word you believe is about whether you like somebody or whether somebody likes you or whether you can put up with somebody in order to get something or someplace you want or you believe it has to do with how your body responds to another body like [...] Continue reading

Feeling Prophetically Poetic

Rethinking Shakespeare's Sonnet 18-Line 1, in Particular   Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?   I'm in a space of prayer, where asking Abba to baptize me with fire daily is bitter sweet. While I enjoy waking to the Son's-light-and-sweetness, His rays are yet tenderly and potently burning within me. This prophetic sensation [...] Continue reading

You will never know true happiness until you have truly loved, and you will never understand what pain really is until you have lost it. ~Anonymous – Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

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Comes to Light (Everything)

I've decided to post the poem/lyrics to Jill Scott's, "Comes to Light (Everything)." I can't hold it in forever Eventually I'd have to breathe Done hid a lot behind the light, behind the wall Now it's crushin in on me How did I let it get this far?(Mmmmmm..) How did I make this wrong turn?(Ohhhh..Ooh..) [...] Continue reading