Barbarian Orthodoxy… and poems. :)

Well, I’m addicted to blogging apparently.  There are worse vices, I suppose.

My two new favorite books are Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton and The Barbarian Way by Erwin McManus.  I highly recommend that everyone read both.  Barbarian Orthodoxy may seem like an oxymoron, but it isn’t. Oh, just a heads-up: Orthodoxy will probably take you a significantly longer amount of time to read… but it’s worth it!

Here is a great quote from The Barbarian Way:  “Everywhere the kingdom of God advances, there is a violent engagement against a dark kingdom.  To be born of God is to be made a citizen in the kingdom of God, and the kingdom of God is at war.  Do not confuse this kingdom with Paradise.  Salvation is not reentry into a Paradise Lost; it is enlistment in the mission of God.”

Good stuff…to be lived, not just read.

Announcing topic shift

I’m also on a weird poetry kick.  I’d like to know what you guys think of this one.  I haven’t developed an opinion. :) It’s a little more observational and less experiential than the previous poem. I like playing with words.


She marched forward,

head bent to shield her face

from tiny stinging fists

that froze hard on her skin.

The sky was smooth,

monochromatic gray…

gray as her steel-barred heart;

gray as his eyes had been.

She trudged past rows

of parked cars, keeping pace

toward windshield wipers

and shelter and slid in.

Brilliant green grass and

branches of orange-brown lace

faded under shadows

of chilled hope

…and were silenced.

Announcing drastic mood shift

Aaaand… now I’m off to work. You know you’re too busy when you get super excited about actually having a friday evening to go to the office and catch up on bookkeeping! I’m elated… no joke. :)

This should have been 3 notes.


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