Monday, August 16, 2004

the beauty of a thought lies in the fact that

it is a gift of human existence

the greater the simplicity of a thought

the greater truth it holds

Sunday, August 15, 2004

With eyes closed, you walk down a familiar path,

a path you walk down every single day.

The subdued sound of gravel crunching and grinding at the bottom of your feet, with the bitter smell of burnt oak and sweet poplar lingering in the air.

You suddenly stop and listen,

All is quiet around you.

There is not a sound.

You first hear her as she moves between the branches of trees,

embracing the leaves.

Then you see the trees sway to and fro, as she passes them by.

Finally she surrounds you.

All at once you are embraced by her and at her mercy.

She tempts you with the songs that she sings,

and the smells that she portrudes.

Among all things in this world, her song is the most beautiful.

The sounds, the smell, and the feeling of her embrace prepares you for the death of a dear old friend named Summer,

... and the lukewarm salutation of the Fall.

Sunday, August 8, 2004

Deny yourself... you are nothing.

Submit yourself to him... because your life is in his hands.

I've said that "the moment you give up, you fail." But now I realize I was wrong... it's more like the moment you give up... his work begins, because the hardest thing is letting go, and when you have let go and swallowed your pride... that's when the real fun begins.

When you become nothing... he becomes everything.

True happiness is not in the fulfillment of one's dreams, because dreams (as harsh as it may sound) may simply be reflections of one's own greed. True happiness is in seeing that you are doing what you were made for... you are doing something you were born to do. That being the glorification of him.

Do not forget the love that is ever present in your heart, because in the moment you forget the source from which your life was derived... you die.

Today I saw a newborn baby... one of the sunday school teachers from our church brought into this world a wonderful baby boy. As I gazed at this new life as it lay in it's mother's arm... I found a strange sense of humility coming upon me. I realized that there are so many beautiful things in this world that I have yet to experience; but, I knew that they would not even compare to the beauty of the love that had, has and will have for me. It was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in my entire life.

Here I am... take me.