To Change

To change big things in the world, we must change things in ourselves. To change ourselves, we must change our ways and our lives to see what we believe to be true is not the Truth. We must ask deeper questions- specifically about who we are and how we are naturally designed to be andContinue reading “To Change”

Five minutes into this podcast and I am so 😡. What in the world-“If you look at the great cities of the world, the great cities are where all the productivity growth is, it’s where all the companies essentially get born from- they are not going to get born in rural places- it’s just theContinue reading

Pick up and read

I have been reading G.K.Chesterton’s Orthodoxy 🤯I must confess that I do not understand everything I read, because Chesterton was a genius and I am not. The funny thing is as I dig into these great thinkers, I discover that (1) I am ignorant (2) I do not search for truth like I think IContinue reading “Pick up and read”

Prayer for Healing

My prayer for 2022 is that this year will be the year of healing. I am not only praying for this, but I will be working towards this because I know that healing can only happen when we return to foundational truths and we practice these basic truths over and over in thought, word andContinue reading “Prayer for Healing”

A New Year Prayer

I want moreI want lessThis is my prayerGod I confess Take it allIt is yoursMy hopes and my dreamsWhat’s left of my years I am looking upWondering if you’ve come downAre my eyes blind and I can’t seeThat I’m standing on holy ground Or is it quicksandAnd I am still stuckAm I sinking lowerIn theContinue reading “A New Year Prayer”

Life

See it thereTwisting and turningRolling aroundPushing and pullingContracting and stretchingCreeping and crawlingWalking and runningEbbing and flowingLying down and raising upMoving fastMoving slowBarely movingInhaling and exhalingGaspingReachingStumblingGoing forward and backwardStrainingHolding tightLetting goReceiving and givingLeaving and returningHangingBeing hungStanding tallLaying lowDigging inTaking flightLiving to dieDying to live. DeeAnn Dean 2021 December

Something I am working on

In the spirit of Peter Maurin, I have begun working on the following piece. Today, I thank God for witnesses of truth like Peter Maurin and I pray the things I write will create the space for us to begin to tell the truth about what we have done, what we are doing, what weContinue reading “Something I am working on”

Fear

What is fear?How does it impact your life?How does it determine what you doWhat reasons does it give for strife? What is your fear?Fear of missing outFear of fearFear of painFear of failingFear of succeedingFear of your own fleshFear of the worldFear of the futureFear of the pastFear of the presentFear of manFear of SatanFearContinue reading “Fear”

Blessed Are The Peacemakers

Intro to Wendell Berry’s book ‘Blessed Are The Peacemakers’ ANY OBSERVER WOULD HAVE TO SAY that Christianity is fashionable at present in the United States. This might be a good thing, except that the observer, observing more closely, would have to conclude that, to the extent that Christianity is fashionable, it is loosely fashionable. ItContinue reading “Blessed Are The Peacemakers”