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THE HEART SHE CRIES

The heart she cries. She screams and aches and tears against my chest. She begs. She pleads. She violently thrashes within me. She cries out for something different. Something real. Something to touch her, ignite her, and set her free. She will not be ignored. She...

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AFRAID TO TRY AGAIN

And what do we do when we are afraid to try again? When the voices and feelings of doubt start to close in around us? We stare at the canvas, the page, the screen. Staring and afraid. Afraid that we might not be able to create as we once did. Afraid that we have...

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THE UNFAMILIAR DOOR

I stand here at this unfamiliar door. I started in one place and have arrived in another. Through twists and turns and decisions made, I now stand here uncertain of things I use to know. As I stare at the worn wood and the faded bronze door knocker only one question...

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A CALL TO THE WILD

There she stood at the edge of the trees. Evening had begun to settle in and to the west, the sun made its daily journey below the horizon. The sky was flooded with the vast colors of red, orange, yellow and purple. It was at this time that the people of the village...

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PURGE ME OH FATHER

Purge me Oh Father of all false understandings about myself, about you, and about all things happening around me. Drench me Father in your love, your goodness, and grace. Reveal to me all things that I do not see, renew my perspective, and open my ears to hear the...

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BARBARIAN: PART 8 (UNTIL DEATH)

The barbarian does not fear death. Death has no hold on us. Death has no power. Death has no say. Our Father ransomed us back from this world and brought us into a realm where death is not permitted to enter. Because of this, we know that if we are to fall in battle,...

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BARBARIAN: PART 7 (VIOLENCE)

We must be violent in our pursuit towards God. Violent in our pursuit towards people. And violent in our pursuit towards shifting and changing culture. We must be relentless in doing what we were born to do. They will know us by our love. By our violent, unwavering...

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THE TIME WE’VE WASTED BEING PREJUDICE

To be prejudice is to have an opinion about a person or a group of people without basis. It represents a bias that is rooted in a belief that because someone is different from you, they are less of a person and therefore of lesser value. Prejudice fuels the idea that...

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BARBARIAN: PART 6 (NOT AGAINST FLESH & BLOOD)

We are equipped, we have invaded, and now it’s time to fight. The barbarian fights without pity, without restraint, and without mercy. The barbarian knows their enemy. But the enemy is not people and it will never be people. The enemy we war against is not that of...

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