Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tired. Long day, but not really. Just tired and unmotivated but stressed at the same time. You ever have those days? Procrastinating on a Torrey blog post, gazed at my roommates bookshelf and found Surrender to Love by David Benner. We read it for a floor Bible study last year. Flipped to a page and found underlining and the word "good!" in the margin. Thought I'd share:
"Guilt only complicates surrender, leading to more thrashing about.Whenever I discover that I have slipped out of surrender an back into my treading-water mode, I need to simply relax and allow the river of love to again support me. Time wasted on slapping my wrist and wringing my hands is time when I could be floating."

Stop trying to swim. Stop trying to constantly earn love, acheive tasks, gain praise. Relax. Rest. Trust in the current of His love. Float.

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
Jesus, Matthew 11:28-30

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Broken Creation

Out of brokenness,
Cracked concrete now a canvas—
A new bud blooms.
But even spring bring harsh rains—
New buds are the first to break.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

For when I feel inadequate and enslaved to sinful thoughts and emotions:

"Put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life nd is corrupt through deceitful desires and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness." Eph 4:22-24

Eyjafjallajokull's Sigh

When the earth sighs it cannot help but breathe out the remnants of the poweful fire inside.
under the canopy of ash.
small men
sigh and
our breath
flutters only papers.
Grounded. For now, at least, as we remember. death. and the weakness of our breath.

Beauty in a Barn and a Blanket of Snow

Beauty in a Barn and a Blanket of Snow