The Packaging Destroyed

    Restore to me the joy of your salvation   Words   Deceived into believing That I know Simple Clean Separate In a row   Like plasticine The smell A seven course meal Seven simple words Yet They are so far away Can I ever Really be four?   Soldiers in uniform All in … Continue reading

The Wind….Where is it Headed?

Many years ago, I tried sailing a small catamaran on Cockburn Sound in Western Australia. The wind was probably only about 1 knot, barely enough to move us in a forward direction. The wind did pick up a little bit, and I was white knuckle terrified. Reflecting on Jesus’ words to Nicodemus made me think … Continue reading

Dangerous Games we Play

There is one game that Christians all tend to play – I feel I can pick on them because I am one. There is one game with several subtle variations – whichever version is engaged, no matter, it must be said that all such games are damaging. The name of the game is “Thus saith … Continue reading

Beer Goggles

If it weren’t for the goggles I wouldn’t pick up   Squelchy carpets Thumping music Sleazy people Wanna root?   Goggles on   What a place! Friendly people Chicky Babes!   Beer Goggles and religion Much the same thing Obscuring your judgement Impairing your vision   Morning breath Pounding head Need to piss What the … Continue reading

Touch

      Sacred text Words on page Invocations Instructions Words obeyed Lifeless Powerless Cold   Born from closeness Innocent touch Soft Pure Wonderful A newborn child Hand in hand Holding Hugging Sacred text Warming Word in life Touch   The sacred text The words on page Love embodied in flesh Yours and mine Touch … Continue reading