The Lonely Path

I am a craftsman, an artisan given to the perfecting of my perception of beauty. To me, there is beauty in pain and joy: beauty in love and hate. As a writer I attempt to imbue my characters with essences of real-life emotions and reactions. It’s what I do. I manipulate life to become the testing ground for my stories and to build scenarios in which I can become my […]

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A good name…

It is said that a good name once lost is lost forever, that a reputation tarnished is irreparable. Solomon knew the truth when he wrote Ecclesiastes 10, verse 1. “Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour.”–Ecclesiastes 10:1 Graphic right? But what is he saying here? In the same way […]

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Fumi-e (How to Destroy a Symbol)

“As a man, I’m flesh and blood, I can be ignored, I can be destroyed; but as a symbol… as a symbol I can be incorruptible, I can be everlasting.” –Bruce Wayne Fumi-e: ORIGINAL JAPANESE: 踏み絵 DERIVATIVE:  fumi “stepping-on” + e “picture” MEANING: A fumi-e was a likeness of Jesus or Mary upon which the religious authorities of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan required suspected Christians to step on in […]

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Stealing the Light

Is it possible that our desire to be in the presence of God is killing our witness and damaging the cause of Christ? The Christian life unto God is as the relationship between the sun and moon. The moon (Christian), has no light of its own, but merely reflects the source of light: the sun (God). But, as we’ve seen only a few weeks ago, it is possible for the […]

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The Struggle

There’s something on your mind. You know it, your closest friends see it, but to the rest of the world nothing’s wrong. You can’t show it or speak it. It’s too personal, too embarrassing, too far beyond anyone’s help. You’re alone and the struggle is real. You’ve tried running from it, but it’s always behind you wherever you go. You’ve tried outsmarting it, but it was waiting at the end […]

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The Prosperity of a Slave

So, I realize I haven’t posted in a while. If you’ve been keeping up with the blog recently, you realize that as well. I haven’t decided if it’s been such an influx of inspiration that I can’t decide about which ideas to write. Or, if it is such a lapse in inspiration that I have no ideas about which I particularly want to write. Whatever the reason, my writing activity […]

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Trusting in the Storm

Through the storm. That’s what we all want to say, that we’ve made it through the storm. We think that if we could just get through this one, if we could just make it through these present trials and circumstances: the stress, the pain, the confusion; if we could just get through this one it would all go away. Somehow we think we could make it. Let me just say […]

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Simple

No eye catching picture. No eloquent poem. Just me. Can I be honest for just a moment? We make this life needlessly complicated then blame others when we can’t figure it out. It’s a sad fact, but one I’m just beginning to understand, that everybody is busy. Everybody has life going on; and though we’re not all burden by the same things, everyone has something. I’m just going to call […]

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