Saturday, March 26, 2011

...Calm in the Midst...

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We abruptly arrived in Lancaster, by way of train, on Thursday evening, to help out our family. We will be here indefinitely. Everything is okay, but Jack and his twin brother Jim need prayer. They are both struggling with some depression and anxiety issues. Jim has been hospitalized and Jack is being closely monitored by family, friends and his siblings. We are in contact with his doctor, who is in the process of possibly changing his medication. The current medication doesn't seem to be helping much. He has been taking it regularly, as he should.

The boys are doing very well and are very positive. They are at their uncle/aunt and cousin's for the weekend.

Any prayer would be much appreciated during these hard times. We are trying to maintain a very calm and peaceful environment here in the house. Jack is responding very well to the calm-quiet-love and peace of family and friends.


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Life is Discerning

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a photo by hikingfortruth on Flickr.
Listening to Peggy Honeywell. go ahead. go to and put in "Peggy Honeywell". have a listen. It's good stuff.

Lately I'm thinking a lot about being a confused individual in a really strange world that I think I understand so much that it's beyond understanding. And I resent this place. I'd rather be thinking than letting all this pass by though. Mostly, I'd never notice how crazy this place is. People come and go, sceneries come and go, events and ideas come and go. I'm standing solitary in a whirlwind of movement and activity. Going about business. And I'm trying to stay completely still. Not getting sucked into it all.

It's so time consuming that I'm almost...

And in this place, surrounded by people afraid to step out, including myself, and stand solitarily together, we dream and write of a better way. We write dissertations with genius thoughts and expressions but don't find a way to express them in intimate public situations. And people grow weary. Weary of let-down hopes. I'll write these thoughts and they're at the core of who I am, but the next time I meet someone I"ll probably do what I hate, because I do it everytime. Hi, how are you, how are the kids, how is work, all those turbulent whirlwind activities that keep us from getting on a deeper level with one another.

I want to really know people. To be able to act the way I feel and not be concerned about looking like a total wierdie. Because my core is so different than social norms, and I think most people's are, or I'm just hoping I'm not alone, that if I were to remain consistent in this frame of mind, I would be looked on as a total lunatic. Because all social norms, are in one way or another, not totally necessary with divine law in action.

I hope for people who hope that the divine law would overrun our social talmud that is so consumming.

My typos and mixed up sentence constructions are all on purpose.


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