“If one’s religion is to mean anything, if it is to last, it has to stand outside of time and place. Its truths have to be transcendent…. To be blunt, a god that is no bigger than our own desires is not God at all, but a divinized rationalization for self-worship” – Rob Dreher I find a weird sort of peace in reading this quote – weird because in the past it would have held […]
Sometimes when I have to drive somewhere, and have someone else with me. I rely on their direction; before thinking, or sensing the way for myself; particularly when I have traveled the road a few times before, but not quite enough to be certain. // But. When I am alone, when the passengers aren’t there, I tend to actually know the way. And I wonder why that is. // It’s not that at this point […]
Truth seems to kinda do the same. Its light strikes something. Anything. And. It changes perspective. And it breaks through dark.
“If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love” // I posted this verse on my blog ages ago. But as I reread it – it shines even brighter than it did then. I find it kind of profound – that upon stumbling on this truth, firstly – it was like a tiny seed. But over time life seems to almost have […]
Hello. You who try so hard to get it all right. You who aim for no mistakes. You who want it all just. perfect. Perfect is silly. It really is. I think in aiming for everything to be exactly as it ‘should’ be…. we lose things as they are – the here – the moment. Perhaps its not so much that we shouldn’t set a high bar for ourselves but more… we need to […]
My wee annemarie head and heart has been thinking a little bit….. and there’s more….. gosh there’s always more. I’d always heard that fear holds the power to stop me loving other people. That perfect love casts out fear and all that. But it never made sense. Sounds nice though. Ha. Fear. This word always crops up for me.. Like every day. Maybe it’s just me but.. What even is it? In its best […]
I was thinking.. Shouldn’t fear at best be a good thing? You know – the thing that stops us from walking in front of a moving car. The thing that tells us not to touch the stove, because our hands will scald. The thing that tells us to beware, to tread carefully because if we don’t, we will be in real danger. That kind of fear, is a good thing. That kind of fear – […]