I remember you in your childhood Sounds of your playing in our neighborhood I heard your laugh and I wish you could Have known about the future and how it’s no good I thought about the moment that we said goodbye Told you that I loved you and it made me cry I prayed about … Continue reading Beginnings and Ends – Version 2: For Matthew
I learned about the world in my neighborhoodSounds of children playing, just like they should But I heard your cry and I wished you couldKnow about the future but its sounds no good I thought about the moment that we said goodbye Told you that I loved you and it made me cry I prayed about redemption, I prayed … Continue reading Beginnings and Ends – Version 1
I wrote a potential hymn/poem. Though they are often overlooked, hymns are wrought with such beauty and substance. I think they are beautiful works of art. So, I became inspired and wrote this whole thing today. Amateur hour, I know...but I loved every minute of writing this. So...ya, here it is. "The Majesty Of … Continue reading T.M.O.J.
You are about to read something that was tough for me to put into words. However, I tried my best to sum up something no words ever properly could. I wrote this for me, really...as a constructive way cope, I guess. It may be sad to read but I do hope someone who might stumble … Continue reading 98 Baby
*** QUICK PREFACE: I want to be clear about the beginning of this writing. I will speak of the heart and mind being at war but I don't desire for anyone to assume that I mean one is solely bad and the other is solely good. They work together. That's all. (This is for anyone … Continue reading Faults, Cracks, Blanks, and Gaps
Just a thought.... My mom was right. Life moves fast. One moment, everything is one way. The next moment, it's on to something else. It's hard to accept the things you can't change but we were never meant to stay bound to our past. I'm so grateful God has designed us for growth. Whether … Continue reading I’m Working On My Backwards Walk.
I have been a bit frustrated with myself this week, to be honest. I simply have not been able to find anything to write about. It's not writer's block, seeing that once I start writing, words seem to flow with ease. It's just been more of a lack of any inspiration. But maybe that's the … Continue reading I’m Not a Regular Church, I’m a Cool Church…(Mean Girls, Anyone?)
This is, without a doubt, the most vulnerable topic I've addressed thus far. There is no beating around the bush about this so I'm just gonna give it you straight. This post mainly consists of my childhood experience so I do apologize if it seems sappy or filled with self-pity. My heart is not to … Continue reading World’s (Least) Greatest Dad!
This post is intended mainly for the ladies. Of course, guys will absolutely identify with this too, unless Ryan Gosling is reading this, because he is perfect and self image does not apply. But in the world of regular people, I'm afraid no one easily escapes the grasp of self image. It's a dirty business … Continue reading You Are So Beautiful, Yet So Unaware
Just a thought... The yearning of my heart can be a deafening noise sometimes. These things can be beneficial, but more commonly, I yearn for things I shouldn't. I feel this strongly today. I know popular culture says to follow your heart. May I suggest that this is a horrible idea. This creed was never … Continue reading I Think I’m Falling