Poetry

Tuesdays Artful Response

Tuesdays Artful Response

Photography, poem, poems, Poetry, poetry reading, sabbath, Uncategorized
Sometimes, there is either no time or no energy to do the things that I aspire to do. So, this week, I have no art. For two weeks running, I have not had/taken the time on Mondays to create. Mondays are my set aside day for Sabbath. In general, I try to participate in life-giving activities on Mondays. Visiting my therapist/spiritual director, creating art, Bible study. and such. Even as I typed that, I realized it isn't true! My entire last week was full of Bible study, word study, and appreciating creation. I took some photos. And don't we know that photography is an art? So, I'll share them here a bit. Last week, I was Camp Pastor for a church camp of senior high students. It was busy. Basically 7 messages in 7 days (and preparing a sermon upon my return). So...plen...
Testimony Tuesday: Candles

Testimony Tuesday: Candles

Poetry, spirit, spiritual growth, spiritual practice, spiritual practices, Spirituality
Sometimes things just land in your lap and you say, "Thank you" and go with it! This is just such a day. We have a guest posting from Joan Leotta. Joan is an author and story performer. She arrived on my email doorstep this week and I am delighted to share her gifts. As testimony Tuesday is dedicated to pointing towards the truth of things, I feel her gracious offering of Candles is in order. I am very grateful to her generosity! Thank you, Joan! Candlesby Joan Leotta que non se apaguentus ideas (amnesty international) On my shirt, asingle candlesurrounded by barbed wire,marks light's rolerelieving a world of darkness.In my heart,ideas flicker, grow strongas I live the admonitionof my shirtto make real the wordsof my ideals with my penand daily life performance.Freedom.Wis...
Romanticism And Regimentation

Romanticism And Regimentation

"Life" Issues, autonomy, awareness, Bernie Sanders, betrayal, bible, bigotry, Boutique Progressivism, Challenge, citizenship, civics, community, Compassion, conflict, critical judgment, culture, Discernment, faithfulness, Fascism, history, Ideology, Literature, Oswald Mosley, Philosophy, Poetry, Presidency, progressive politics, Secularity, Uncategorized
“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” – Matthew 5:48 (KJV) Anyone who has read any of my “Skeptic’s” columns, especially those published after the last disastrous presidential election, will know that one of my favorite targets is a group I refer to variously as “boutique progressives” or “liberal purists”, the latter term borrowed from Bill Maher, who has the same grievance against progressives. What (Bill and) I mean by that are liberals, left-wingers, progressives who insist that a political candidate, in order to be worthy of our support, absolutely must conform to every principle, every jot and tittle, of progressive ideology, without exception. They must, in other words, be ideologically perfect, i.e., the kind of perfection demanded of Chri