Being Born

I wake up wondering if this is real. I stare at the ceiling covered in drab-looking paint molecules, the specks of dust drifting in spotty rays of sunlight. I hear the steady hum of the air-conditioning system. I imagine all the people outside, walking to work and to class, thinking and feeling all manner of […]

The Fight

The fight of faith is not a fight to be good; it is a fight to let go of the goodness we think we possess. It is a fight to stop fighting on our own behalf. It is a fight to forego fixing our condition and let Someone else do it for us, on His […]

On Divine Fullness

You are a God of order and symmetry, linear correlations, homogeneous solutions, bell curves and integral calculus. You are a God of irregular shapes and variegated colors, startling contrast, heterogeneous mixtures, uncertainty and probability. Your precision is absolute and Your ingenuity is irrepressible. You are a God of immovable justice, moral perfection, impartiality, total enforcement […]

The Existential Cliff

The beginning of awakening is when we realize that the things we are pursuing — things like success, wealth, knowledge, renown, sensuality, and self-discovery — are liable to evade us and, should we achieve them, to fail us. What if I never make it to my dream job? What if my name is lost in […]

It is God

Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed — not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence — continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. ~ Philippians […]

Be My Joy

Be my Joy, not just my Comfort,Through the pleasure and the pain; Let me call on You in earnestIn the morning and the rain. Give me gratitude and wonderWhen the time of plenty comes, Be my Pride and be my GloryWhen my fickle feeling numbs. Stir a fire up within me,One that never wants or […]

If You Love Me

If you love Me, you will obey my commandments.John 14:15 NET Not, “If you love me, prove it.” Not even, “If you keep my commandments, then you will be loving Me.” No. “If you love Me, you will obey my commandments.” It is simply an observation of the inevitable. If we love Him — if […]