οἶκος is the Greek word from which we get the words “ecology” and “economy.” In the New Testament, the word usually translated as “house” is οἶκος. The oikos is our house and habitation. More…
I fade the world and everything in itwith an unbounded arrogance.Sorry, it’s just my careless way.I mean no harm, but only to escape –break everything that binds the soul,banish the petty and the trivial.Time is short. Time is terribly short. You are what you love.Darkness and night – my true home,my mother, lover, sister and […]
“Brother, do you know Jesus?” No, I can’t say we ever met.I heard he was a nice young cat,a haunted poet prophetwith a crazy father – I can relate. But, no, he never took me to lunchor dropped by the house.No cards or letters,or phone calls on my birthday. He missed my wedding.I’m sure he […]
I visited the shop where I buy my herbs, but instead of heading to the back of the store where the loose herbs are kept, I was drawn to a display, like an open bookshelf in the front window. The afternoon sun brilliantly illuminated a quartz crystal, almost appearing to blaze in the afternoon rays. […]
I’m a gambling man.I draw my cardsand I play them. There’s always a gameif you’re ready to play –if you’re ready to lose. There’s always a gameeven if you’ve got nothingleft to lose. There’s always a gameeven when there’s nothingleft to do but lose. There’s always a gameyou gotta’ play becauseyou know you can’t lose.
“The first rule for surviving a gunfight is don’t go to gunfights.” – Jim Higginbotham In a widely circulated video, a white woman pointed a gun at a Black woman and her daughter as the black woman filmed with her cellphone in a parking lot in Orion Township, Michigan. As the brief video played I […]
I call to you, myself, my soul,across the chasm of time –come to me now, be with me here.Let me have some peace of mind. I feel you out there in the light,The light that I can’t see.I can’t reach you: I can’t touch you,but you’re the best part of me. Gray dove moans its […]
You were taught to forget.Recall back in schoolhow they taught younot to playnot to dreamto fit insit downand shut up. You were taught to forget:yourselfyour soulyour child.You were taught to doubtyour mindyour heartyour magic. Come into the now. Remember nowyour secret selfand what you hidfrom the hungry worldnow your passiontrembling in your legsthe mad movieplaying […]
Take notice of the moments that please –the bird on the wing, the call of the dove,the sunrise, the perfect day, sensual breeze,the smile, the touch, the memory of love. Take the gifts life offers when they come –many fail at this, when the moment is here.Like spring’s flowers burst and then are gone.Those gifts, […]
Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Jesus, Luke 12:27
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