a tropical dungeon doesn’t always feel like cold and suffocation. it doesn’t always feel like warm and enchanted neither. tropical dungeon was a phrase I mustered up a few weeks ago in a means to describe earth and the existential experience we belong to as inhabitants of earth. it embodies the reality of seasons lived in … Continue reading Tropical Dungeon
we wait in eager expectation, creation subject to frustration. filled with hope of the covenant, patiently standing firm to be saved. trusting the angels will someday gather us, the saints + elect: His most prized possession. what a miraculous God we worship, can’t be defeated for the Victor already stands. children of a King; gentle and conquering. … Continue reading a poem.
let us declare this morning who we are before our God. there is heart-melting power in declaration. in claiming the Father’s truth over ourselves. just as He declared ‘I am that I am’, may we declare who we are. I am a saint, drenched in Your unfailing love. I am a son, covered in Your … Continue reading I Am.
there is no spiritual safety net that delivers hearts from derailment like that of humble confession acknowledging the honor due to He who gives + takes away. – even amidst the goodness of speaking to + hearing from my Heavenly Father, the temptation looms to claim His words of truth as my own. but creation … Continue reading Spiritual Plagiarism
Time to tackle the will of God. You trying to figure it out? Great! Me too. Let’s dive in. For starters, the will of God is actually not as complicated as we commonly make it out to be. The will of God, like everything else pertaining to life and godliness, begins and ends with the … Continue reading The Will of God & the Problem with Asking, “Am I making the right decision?”
The purpose of prayer is to draw close to the heart of God, to be entrenched in the Father’s presence, and to be one with the love of Christ. If someone asks you for prayer, that is what they are yearning for whether they’re aware of it or not. To be closer, feel protected and … Continue reading Pray Now, Not Later
He’s made my way perfect. Made my path straight. My God, my salvation. By grace and through faith. Forged through the fire. My deeds refined while some die. What’s been done half-heartedly. What’s required giving my whole life. He’s carved out my heart. As He formed me from clay. Dust returns to earth. A mist … Continue reading Made My Path Straight
new year, and an enriched desire for discipleship. deeper. everything deeper. truth. sharing more truth. ‘crucify my cowardly heart, for You O Lord call me courageous.’ out with the shallow. in with the substance. less screen time. more time to explore creative encouragement. less screen time wasted, and more opportunity to tune in with the … Continue reading deeper.
wherever you are. whatever you’ve done. whatever’s been done to you. *Redemption has come for you. – the anxiety + depression. the loss of loved ones. worldwide tragedies. *Peace has come for you. – lack of belief in the Church. lack of belief in others. lack of belief in God. *Faith’s been purchased for you. … Continue reading you are loved.
explosions. in the sky. on the radio. from my beating heart/ you were a bandit. wth schemes from the very start/ your dart of beauty subtle + sly. met and pierced my bosom’s bullseye/ love is insanity. and insanity love. loving the same one over & again. while they love back but still expect, your … Continue reading August Altar to Glory’s Gate