Category Archives: Faith

Salvation

And when the door swung wide In the lustrous light stood a child Come, leave the darkness she said Cross over, join me in the light Your journey does not end here It simply changes form The you that you … Continue reading

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Whispers

Not again he thought silently, slightly shaking his head as if warning them off.  Sounds, unintelligible, always lurking just beyond comprehension.  ‘Leave me alone’ he thought.  I already have enough problems without you adding to them. “What do you want”?  … Continue reading

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Hotel California

Last thing I remember, I was running for the door I had to find the passage back. To the place I was before “Relax”, said the night man, “We are programmed to receive You can check out any time you … Continue reading

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From Whence We Came

I borrowed this photo from G.P. Cox’s “Pacific Paratrooper” blog because I could not just pass it by.  It just said too much.  We can focus on the “why” if we must.  But I instead would prefer to focus on … Continue reading

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Easter Is Not In Stores

I am not an outwardly religious man. I’m not demonstrable when it comes to my faith, my beliefs.  I in fact do not attend church.  Haven’t for years.  I have traded the congregation for personal worship.  So, when the churches … Continue reading

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Resolution

And as he closed the door On an outer world Infused with doubt and fear He turned to look anew Upon what now remained Within this edifice This wooden womb Exists his survival Alone among millions Surrounded by none But … Continue reading

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Lighten Up

Ah yes.  Another day.  Monday I think.  Not sure as they all kind of run together anymore.  The only thing that distinguishes one from the next is the weather.  But that is outside, so I don’t have to deal with … Continue reading

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Grassroots

So here I am.  Hunkered down in my home, patrolling the parameter from inside.  Making sure that no one, NO ONE, even the mailman or UPS guy is able to scale the parapets.  I am secure.  I am vigilant.  And, … Continue reading

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Sunday Silence

It is Sunday morning and I am sitting here, on the computer, looking for something to do.  I have made the bed, taken my shower, unloaded the dishwasher, read the paper, prepared some leftovers from last night for the freezer, … Continue reading

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Will You Take Me There

I was lost within my life, I could not find my way My days had no direction, my path had gone astray I dreaded my tomorrows, with disdain I viewed my past Each time I tried to rise above, my … Continue reading

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