Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Thanskgiving

Thanksgiving is not about the contemplation of given things. It is the recognition and reflection on what has been and what will always be.

Double Sided Belief

If we treated pride, greed and gluttony with as much vehemence as we do homosexuality, we would have no friends, no family, no life. 

Moving On

Moving from a cessationist ideology to a whole-hearted continualist belief system is not something I argued and proved in my head or rationalized into existence. The Holy Spirit is not a puzzle to be figured but a Spirit to be felt. He is word to be tasted; Beauty to be seen. 

I would not be able to argue my post modern mind into believing that the Holy Spirit moves and breathes today, just as we read about in the New Testament, unless I had some tangible, touchable proof. The gift of speaking in tongues, miracles, signs and wonders all weave in and out of my everyday life.  This experiential knowledge is more than I need to believe. It chased after me, relentlessly giving me glimpse of deepest heaven. It has filled this vacuum, this void in my spirit that theology could not. It is wave upon wave of love and joy. It is colors and textures and visions and dreams. It is a language I don't understand, yet communicate with.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

“Sometimes I could put myself to sleep saying that over and over until after the honeysuckle got all mixed up in it the whole thing came to symbolize night and unrest I seemed to be lying neither asleep nor awake looking down a long corridor of grey halflight where all stable things had become shadowy paradoxical all I had done shadows all I had felt suffered taking visible form antic and perverse mocking without relevance inherent themselves with the denial of the significance they should have affirmed thinking I was I was not who was not was not who.”
William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury
“Wonder. Go on and wonder.”-William Faulkner
“I am not one of those women who can stand things.”
William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury