Love Unveiled: A Book Review of “Till We Have Faces”

Love is the mightiest force in all this world. Bestowed with the first breath of God into our souls, it softly permeates every sphere of life…

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Stigmata

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned.
-WB Yeats

She’d been crying, but I didn’t know…

Moonlight

And I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
And love is not a victory march
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

-Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen

The only sound in my house…

Beauty

“Beauty is not only a terrible, it is also a mysterious thing.  There God and the Devil strive for mastery, and the battleground is the heart of men.”  -Dostoyevsky

So much is made of beauty in our day
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discipleship notes: curse

She walks in Beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.
-She Walks in Beauty, Lord Byron

Sunday’s sermon stirred my thought on the idea of curse…

discipleship notes: together

anyone lived in a pretty how town
(with up so floating many bells down)
spring summer autumn winter
he sang his didn’t he danced his did

one day anyone died I guess
(and noone stooped to kiss his face)
busy folk buried them side by side
little by little and was by was
-ee cummings

When Adam was created, God presented him with a gift…