Telling the Truth

Our sins are paltry Our insights dim Our wisdom is missing Our worship a sin Our knowledge is wanting Our commentary dumb Our opinions mean nothing When our hearts are numb Our play is destructive Our work wasted Our mouths are open tombs We have disgraced grace Our minds are dull Our necks are stiffContinue reading “Telling the Truth”

Costs of a growth economy

“Meanwhile, our attempt to maintain a “growth economy” in a measurably diminishing world is playing the devil with our traditional (and admirable) moral code, which our most prominent politicians now put to public use mainly to paint over our immoral behavior. We make war, we are told, for the love of peace. We subvert ourContinue reading “Costs of a growth economy”

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”

Morning prayers

Justify my soul, O God, but also from Your fountains fill my will with fire. Shine in my mind, although perhaps this means “be darkness to my experience,” but occupy my heart with Your tremendous Life. Let my eyes see nothing in the world but Your glory, and let my hands touch nothing that isContinue reading “Morning prayers”

Consuming to our doom

Yesterday, I listened to a pretty terrifying but informative podcast on Joe Rogan with Tristan Harris. https://open.spotify.com/episode/2LNwwgJqOMKHOqdvwmLxqd?si=CXSXco8CSvyRcHeERtyITA Say what you will about Joe Rogan, at least he has created the space for people to speak about issues who are not being given any airtime on mass media platforms. I don’t know if you remember butContinue reading “Consuming to our doom”

Bootcamps- Bah humbug

Let me be frank. Better yet, let me be DeeAnn and speak directly and honestly to you about bootcamps. I wrote this post about 7 years ago and have decided to revisit it, because I feel as strongly today about bootcamps as I did 7 years ago. My intention in writing a post like thisContinue reading “Bootcamps- Bah humbug”

Profits over people

Yesterday, I listened to an important conversation about the need for social media to be held accountable for continuing to use technology to not only produce and promote the absolute worst feeds and content for users, but also for its inability to stop. The reason why it cannot stops because “the business model does notContinue reading “Profits over people”

Shame

Where is our shame?Is it lost?Hidden in the fig leavesTo avoid at all cost? Do we use God’s giftsFor such a dangerous thingTo defend and distract usFrom our shame? Have we forgotten shame’s faceIs but a reflection of our disgrace?Do we refuse to look and seeAnd deny Truth’s grace? Do we now call shame anotherContinue reading “Shame”

Clowns, Crowds-Facebook

As I was debating my participation on Facebook and what seems like the biggest waste of time, energy and brain cells, and how I have tried for 7 years to prick the spirits, minds and hearts of a faceless crowd, I thought about Søren Kierkegaard’s quote. “A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. TheContinue reading “Clowns, Crowds-Facebook”

I am angry…

“Passing one of our big churches today I ran across this significant slogan, calculated to impress the passing wayfarer: ‘We Will Go Out of Business. When? When Every Man in Detroit Has Been Won to Christ.’ Of course it is just a slogan and not to be taken too seriously, but the whole weakness ofContinue reading “I am angry…”