That which Flows

Sketch by Patrick Murphy: http://inspiredsketch.blogspot.com/ That which flows forever from the extremities and from the guts of the wounded cosmos sustains That which flows forever from the memory and from the friction of the nail against the flesh of love remains That which flowed with the anguished cries and with the salty sweat of a man…

Arise!

The following is a poem made by splicing Song of Songs 2:10-13, John 5:25-26, and John 11:25. *** My lover spoke and said to me, “I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will…

Mosaics, Quilts, and Piles of Socks

What should church “look like?”  How should we “do church?”  I hear these and similar questions bandied about regularly.  There are lots of different answers.  Some say we should “do church” like they did in the New Testament.  In reality, there was no single New Testament way of “doing church.”  There was a mosaic of…

The Myth of Heaven (?)

Our Pastor is preaching through 1 Corinthians.  Today we started chapter 15.  Paul is dealing with a Corinthian coterie that says there is no resurrection (1 Cor. 15:12).  It’s possible this was a group of Gnostics.  Gnostics said the body was meaningless.  It was only a house of corruption imprisoning the spirit.  Bodily resurrection would…

Bloom without End

Photo by Carrie McKamey If you’ve followed The Voice of One at all, you know weakness is a theme that comes up regularly.  I’m thinking about it again tonight.  Weakness usually comes to mind when personal failures or shortcomings break out of me like a caged animal.  Or when it seems my soul is surrounded…

The One

Recently, our family has been listening to the soundtrack of Frozen.  It’s my daughter’s favorite movie right now so we’re all into it  🙂  One of the songs (sung by princess Anna) is about a ball happening that night.  Anna sings that she is excited to meet everyone.  Then she adds, “What if I meet THE…

Time Out

I won’t be blogging for a few days.  My plan is to resume early next week.  Please browse previous posts.  Or, check out the links at the top of the slide viewer.  One of the links is “Suggestion Box.”  This is a place for asking questions or submitting topics you’d like to see a post…

Foreskins?!? Ewww…

It’s hard to forget the price David paid for his first wife, Michal: 200 Philistine foreskins.  (Cue teenage girl saying, “Ewww!  Gross!”).  Now, there’s only one way a Philistine would part with his foreskin, and that’s if the whole man died.  So David was giving Michal’s father, Saul, 200 dead soldiers.  That meant Israel’s enemy…

Had You for a Minute, Didn’t I?

I don’t believe in prayer. I believe in the One who answers prayer.   I don’t seek blessings. I seek the Blesser.   I don’t go to church. I gather with those who are the church.   I don’t believe in the power of words. I believe in the Word.   I don’t seek the…

I Don’t Mean to Step on Toes. I’m Just a Bad Dancer.

“Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household” (Acts 16:30-31). Disclaimer: I don’t mean to step on toes.  I’m just a bad dancer. “What must I do to be saved?”  This is THE question, isn’t it?  The question for…