Tagged: Beauty

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Truth and Personhood

I am starting to remember or at least to be vaguely aware of something that was, not so very long ago, and has since faded from my view. It is not that it disappeared, but perhaps I was not yet able to see it in its full color without spending some time away. Or perhaps I simply journeyed toward this destination by some other road than I needed to. In any case, I have come full circle once again to the fundamental questions that I asked myself back in 2009. As I sit here with my head throbbing from a...

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Beauty is a Journey

There is a process through which sadness must go to become a thing of beauty. While it may arise from the exuberant release of undefined and unbounded goodness, beauty more often finds its source in the hope that such goodness is possible. It is this juxtaposition of chaos and its elusive resolution, which demonstrates most clearly that beauty is an ethereal process that knows neither beginning nor ending. Rather, beauty exists in the experience of a moment; not as it is, for that is bound to change; not as it could have been, for that will never be known; not...

Time Travel 0

Time Travel

I have a choice and an opportunity before me to pursue beauty. I can explore and discover the secrets that have been covered up by history. Not in the form of tangible objects but in the form of knowledge and practice of life. These things can be rediscovered through the mind. As I center on my relationship with God and trust to the power of Jesus to draw me ever further into the Father’s love, I am free to pursue the fairy tale, the mystery, and the enchantment that draws me ever deeper. This has grown ever stronger over the...

Surrounded by Music 0

Surrounded by Music

Everything is connected. I am hearing music to which I learned to dance and watching people worship to it. I love to see that they recognize the source of their identity. Unlike years past I know singing music is not simply a sacrifice that is given to God. We do not sing together because God wants it to happen. We sing together because it reminds us who we are on the basis of Who created us. Great people must worship a great God and a person is limited by the power of the god that He serves. Knowing our identity...

The Never Ending Song 0

The Never Ending Song

For the past many days my heart and my head have been filled with thoughts that swirl around like patterns of leaves caught in the fall breeze that sweeps across Minnesota this time of the year. My heart is filled to overflowing and expresses itself in music, in drawing, in writing, in encouraging other people, and in reaching moments of inexpressible joy. In the same way, my mind is constantly at work exploring new ideas, synthesizing information and creating opportunities. I am becoming more fully human than I ever expected human to be and yet have no way to describe...