breaking waters

I wept                     when I first walked the river path           the rush of emerald waters                     broke against the rock                         […]

how you look

I’ve walked this path 1000 days seasoned with snow sun mist it changes how you look an eagle’s nest hides in that tree each day I marvel all the same stories spin around that tree the river hides in that stretch the edge of the water hides down that bend I remember the stones dappled […]

Coercion and true virtue

Grace, true scandalous 100% forgiveness and acceptance, get-out-of-jail-free fire-insurance easy-believism grace, is the essential foundation for true virtue. Why? Let’s start by reading a few verses: 14 For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law, but under grace. 15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under […]

Don’t you know

Don’t you know who I am? You don’t know who I am. who am I? don’t know you. Am know don’t you who I Who I am, you don’t know.

The sheep and the goats

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will […]

Maybe in Christ we are absolutely accepted

One of the things to understand about me is that I’m working through the idea that maybe, in Christ, we are really totally and absolutely forgiven and accepted. It is real. The single condition is belief in His favor and forgiveness, in the sufficiency of His blood. If that is true, what does the Christian […]

The nature of personal identity in Christ

I have a question, I mean this really honestly. Is the work of the Holy Spirit in us, meant to control us like puppets? Is there no person left at all to do things? Let’s assume that Paul had the real stuff, and was writing from that perspective. We are all non-heretics here, there is […]

Work out your salvation with fear?

“So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.” Philippians 2:12, 13, NASB. […]