In trying to find a way to live and love well in such a time as this I keep coming back to:
I love because God first loves me
I am called / commanded to love God back
I am called / commanded to love my neighbor just as I love myself
and that all the other law, prophets and musings on what is the right way to live hang from these 2 commandments.
So somehow love needs to be what all our our talk and actions hang from.
In these days of lies and misleading statements and actions with love given lip service but being largely left out as weak and cheap, it’s a bit hard to see how love could overcome the barrage that is driven by money power and desire for ME and MINE at any cost.
But we are told in the scriptures that love is over all things and that without it we are just making noise.
There is much noise these days. Here is my attempt to find Love’s road through it all.
8th day – creation musings … Continue reading
I’ve been trying to craft a prayer for times we live in that I can use as a base to return to. This is my first attempt. I would be interested to hear yours. Clark crafted prayer – for our … Continue reading
excerpt from – The Road Ahead, Chapter 3 3 Gifts (Reaching Higher) Who I am changed by a touch a word that gave me something new to explore and grow into God gives gifts[i] that turn out to be larger … Continue reading
What does this poem provoke in you? Here’s a puzzle. What is the title of “this book”? and what do you think on these things? “this book” made me think corporate kingship governing by what we can forgetting what is … Continue reading
Poems are often best read out loud. Try it with this one. I guess it’s just that noone’s listening I guess it’s just that noone’s listening as I speak in poem or song and wonder why I’m not being heard … Continue reading
Posted in the way
Tagged being heard, disappointment, expectations, fear, grace, listening, poetry, poor in spirit, understanding, wilderness, wisdom
I’m not retired yet. I’m not done working for at least part of a living. But I am done with learning the next new open source programming language. I am done with competing with 20 & 30 somethings over things they learned in school, that I have picked up along the way. I love writing poems, music, meditations, etc … but doubt that writing can support me at the level I desire. This doubt and changes in my life’s rhythm somehow make it harder to choose what I love doing, when I “should be making money”. Continue reading
Posted in faith steps forward, the way
Tagged asking, death into life, expectations, growing edge, hope, lost, poor in spirit, retirement, transition, walk, wisdom, work
I’ve worked for years in software testing, finding problems in other people’s work, and then telling them about it in such a way that they will fix the issue. Along the way I’ve been told many different ways that I just don’t understand, that the problem doesn’t exist. And sometimes they are right. But other times the cliff I see ahead really does exist even if I can’t convince them of the problem. So I walk ahead and post a sign or create a bridge or a stair down and then I wait for them to come running up to discover … a cliff with a sign showing the way down. They call to their fellows to follow them as they’ve found a way past this new obstacle. Continue reading