Category: simple principles

  • Hand-picking the Devil

    Then Jesus shocked them with these words:  “I have hand-picked you to be my twelve, knowing that one of you is the devil.” Jesus was referring to Judas, the locksmith, son of Simon, for he knew that Judas, one of his chosen disciples, was getting ready to betray him.             […]

  • The Wilderness, Still? Seriously?

    The story of Moses and the Israelites’ journey out of Egypt is one of my favorite in the Old Testament. I love and honor Moses, weaknesses and strengths and all. I love and appreciate the Israelites, even though they kind of really dropped the ball multiple times (golden calf, not killing the giants, rebelling against […]

  • To Love Honestly

    Confession:  Until recently, I hadn’t really wanted to intercede for you or anyone for about 18ish months. I just didn’t want to pray (talk with God) at all. This might not seem like that big of a deal, unless you take into consideration the following: “Intercession is our response to God’s love for the world; expression of God’s heart for people” (from Pastor […]

  • Where I’m From

    The title of this post is taken from a poem of the same name by Willie Perdomo. In the poem, Perdomo recounts in stunning & visceral imagery, onomatopoeia, similes, metaphors, dialogue and sensory details where he grew up. His past. His story. The what that makes him anything. I treasure this poem not only for its […]

  • Je Louse

    Je Louse is a very irritating parasite. i despise it. hate it. want it to die. Je Louse is more commonly known as “Jealousy.” rhymes with smellousy. makes me have a pained, constipated, abhorred, lifeless facial expression like this: makes me cringe, creak, crack, squint and otherwise be very unladylike like this: now that we’ve […]

  • Farewell, Ducks

    Roadkill. Everyday thousands of drivers zoom along their days on crowded highways, perhaps only faintly registering the splatter of tissue, fur, feathers, talons, meat, and blood. Always blood. Blood stains our highways like urban sacrifices, but many of us have become so used to the idea on a subconscious level–for some it may be more […]

  • podunk glory

    podunk: A small isolated town, region, or place that is regarded as unimportant here’s what gets me ~ out of all the extraordinary, large and magnificent galaxies in the universe, God chose our tiny little galaxy. and within that tiny little galaxy, He chose a tiny little planet (Earth’s diameter is 11x smaller than Jupiter’s […]

  • Unconditional Love You

    According to the dictionary given to me by Holy Spirit, the following is the entry on Unconditional Love: Unconditional Love is not merely loving another no matter what condition they are in or what the situation is, but truly loving unconditionally means choosing love-as-a-verb no matter OUR OWN CONDITION. The following was my face when […]

  • Excellence?

    God is excellent. Everything about Him is excellent. There is no flaw, no imperfection, no loose screw, no minor crack, no darkness, no inconstancy, no mistake in Him. He is good, 올바른, perfecto, zen, excellent. 2 Peter 1:3-4 says that this very same perfect God has called us to His own glory and excellence, given […]

  • The H-pill

    I’ve never loved the word humility cuz it just scared, bored or confused me. In the back of my mind, I equated it with being a pussy. Yea yea gasp at my inappropriate language. But forreal. In my stupid thick pride, I had a small voice saying that humility wasn’t all that deep, that it […]