Thursday, January 27, 2005

Beautiful Affliction

This speaks volumes to me

O Beautiful Affliction

by David Baroni

O Beautiful Affliction
Merciful painThis mortal wounding bringing me to life again
In suffering there’s healing
This darkness revealing
Silence speaking volumes to my soul
O Beautiful Affliction
Blessed brokenness that makes me whole

Thursday, January 20, 2005

New Ground

Wow! In several short months, my journey in this life has not only changed direction, but is walking on brand new ground! Out with the old, in with the new, as they say.
Exciting
Scary
Heartache from what is left behind
Where will this new ground take me? What other travelers will I meet?
I could fly - that is how free I feel! No more oppression, no more control from the wrong sources, no more ties to giving that includes strings. I want to sing to everyone how happy and free I feel!

Monday, January 17, 2005

Changing a Tire

Pulling off the old, broken tire and putting the new one on is hard work, and not altogether pain free. Persistance and patience are required in large doses, and it is dangerous work. The job requires getting down and dirty, and exposing yourself to stress, sweat, and the whole world! Very frightening.

This event could also be perceived as something that is interfering with the journey, but must be looked at rather as a necessary evil, so to speak.

So change and stress are to me. Right now I am completely out of my comfort zone, and completely vulnerable. Off with the old, worthless habits, emotions, etc., and on with the new. I am not alone, though.

I have gotten very dirty, and my heart aches.

Thank you God, for answering my SOS to help with the tire.