Friday, November 30, 2012

Thank, God!

I freakin' luv this man! Shaking things up a bit. We've got a renegade on our hands. A remnant of bygones!! 

Even though someone died, this makes me giggle. Hurry! Someone sentence me to a looney bin or a gathering of atheists for 10 yrs! I'll do it!!

SALT LAKE CITY — A district judge in Oklahoma has generated new controversy by sentencing a teenager to 10 years of church attendance, even though the judge admits it's not constitutional.
Religion News Services reports Judge Mike Norman gave Tyler Alred, 17, a 10-year deferred sentence for DUI manslaughter. Alred was driving a pickup truck that crashed and killed a passenger in December 2011.
In deferring the sentence, the judge not only ordered Alred to a decade of church attendance, but also required him to finish high school and welding school.
Alred's attorney and the victim's family agreed to the terms of the sentence.
The ACLU in Oklahoma calls the church requirement a "clear violation of the First Amendment."
Judge Norman, who has recommended church as part of sentencing in some past cases, admits the church attendance part of the sentence won't hold up legally but doubts either side in the case will appeal.
He says the sentence was the right thing to do.
The ACLU is considering its options, but according to RNS an individual or organization must have legal standing to challenge the constitutionality of the church attendance requirement.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

life without parole

if life itself were flowing out of me

and i was watching it pool on the floor in puddles of red

i think i would welcome that sort of surge

the grey is wearing this freedom-fighter down to a colorless nub

i need a jolt of pain or a shock of sudden glory

it's never good when imagination goes to prison without parole


I hope there are rainbow-colored cobwebs in heaven

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

entertaining angels?

I'm in the mood for strange.

Strange people passing my threshold.

Strange conversations.

Strange beauty.


Sunday, November 25, 2012


You never know around what corner it is lurking.

Waiting to grab you by the gut and wrench you into submission.

Grief is a bounty.

Full of surprises.

Whispering come closer, I understand you.

Tempting you to embrace the nothingness of sight.

Which will it be, Delissa Jo?

Friday, November 23, 2012

Waggin' My Wheel!

I'm off to find this gypsy wagon in Grandborough Fields!!
I'm going to ask them where they got their curtains and if we can play 
 a Django Reinhardt song by the campfire.
Oh, the places you'll go...with God!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Ol' Faithful

Now for the cry.

The silent warning seeps from my mind signaling my lagging body to embrace the coming wave, as I step over the threshold and shut the door on a day of these familiar tears simmering faithfully at the precipice of my lids.  How they manage to retreat in the tender moments of this day and where they go...a profound mystery.

Now what are you going to do.

My soul out in front of my flesh and bone all the day long, screaming back over the chasm, let's into the pain!  But alas, this ark needed a few more nails (or closed doors) before the flood could be released and it set for sail into the unknown.

Now I'm alone.  

Time for the soul and body to keep pace.
To marry with one another and absorb the blow.
If it may, Father, let the Spirit flow into the shattered mess, instead of escaping out.

Now we are alone.

Time to turn up the heat on those raw places and boil them to overflowing in hope something delicious and palatable will grace my plate of thanks.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet,
Their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets,
And their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths
                                                         ~Zechariah 14:12

PS  This is gonna be GOOD!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

High on Prayer!

Landslide Victory!!  
Prayer gets you higher than pot! :))  
It's true.

Here are three incredibly inspiring books on the subject.  
I HIGHLY recommend investing in them.  
Still working on E.M. Bounds, 
but have read a quarter of it and the other two in the last few weeks...
I have to put them down to pray.  ;)
Obviously, the Bible is the source of all things inspiring...
studying Nehemiah's prayer life and leadership, too!!

George Muller
Delighted In God
Roger Steer

                              The Circle Maker                                     E.M. Bounds on Prayer
                                Mark Batterson                                               E.M. Bounds

PS  Eternal mysteries RULE!
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