The Basis of Life is. . .

 . . . . Tragedy

Ever since man took his first taste of the forbidden fruit, the knowledge of good and evil, he has been addicted to explaining everything that occurs in his world. Once grief touches us, we are full of reaction, and say spiteful things. As long as things go well and I am happy, I’m living the dream, right? I’m in the best of all worlds. Continue reading “The Basis of Life is. . .”

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The Craftsman of Murano . . .

A mind blowing experience . . .

It was October in 2011. I was in  the best of places and the worst of places at the same time. I was traveling with my friends just after finishing a conference in Switzerland. We’d driven down to Venice for a few days and while there, went to the island of Murano, home of the world famous glass artisans. Continue reading “The Craftsman of Murano . . .”

The way I see it . . .

Open the Eyes of my Heart

It was a Sunday morning while we were singing this song by Michael W. Smith when  I was hit wUntitled-1ith a realization that I was asking God for something I knew nothing about. That revelation came years before the time I would need to rely on what I understood that Sunday morning. Continue reading “The way I see it . . .”

The Essence of God

As I’ve said, paradigms power perception and perceptions power emotion.

This is why it soGod-essence convenient for man to buy into his own perception rather than truth. He is already given over to a style of thinking that fuels his views. Mistaking truth for that which comforts and confirms him, Continue reading “The Essence of God”

The Way I see it . ..

Shot through the heart andshot-heart you’re to blame, you gave love a bad name.

I really am thankful for these lyrics provided by Bon Jovi. I’m continually amazed at how song writers capture the emotions of our everyday. As you know songs about love probably lead the pack across the genre of song themes. Continue reading “The Way I see it . ..”

The Unspoken Words of Christ . . .

Just before His crucifixion, Jesus said these words to the twelve. “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, Continue reading “The Unspoken Words of Christ . . .”

I am the Way. . .

Caught Between Now and Then

“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known” – 1Corinthians 13:12  The dark glass is the eye of my own heart affected by the fall. But then, we see face to face, or without dysfunction or division. The image of God Continue reading “I am the Way. . .”