Sabbath Series: 3 - Dear Human

Dear Human,
I love you, not the you that you hope to become,
but you
I love you
That is why I died for you
Carried your sin on my back
Surrendered to those that were weaker than mii
In the garden of Gethsemane
I did this all because I love you
And at times, I don’t think you get it.
I don’t think you understand how deep this love runs
You see nothing can separate you from my love
I bled for you while you were still conniving and lying
Stealing and denying
My very existence
I love you.

I wish above all things
That one day you will just accept my love and live
Because with my love comes life
and I don’t mean that 70 year span that you have down on earth
full of misery and strife
No, life eternal
With my love comes peace
You see perfect love casts out fear and fear is replaced with My peace
That nothing can shake
Not even 10.0 earthquakes

I love you.
Are you beginning to understand the depth?
Can you try and comprehend the width?

Let mii try and put it in words that you can understand
The seas obey my command
And yet I allowed man to reprimand
The seas obey My command
and yet I felt man’s hate firsthand

The heavens serve as my footstool
and yet we fled under Herod’s rule
The sky is my canvas
and so I endured man’s bias

The mountains bow in my presence
and so I became the son of human parents
in order to bear my Father’s vengeance
The planets rotate according to my will
And so I brought goodwill
That was received with a chill

The ocean stands still on shores of beaches
And so I was surrounded by those who needed leashes
I taught the classes
On lightening flashes
and so for you I received 40 lashes

Rain is at my beck and call
And so I ended up having to crawl
in order to ensure Satan’s downfall

I schooled Thunder on the roar
and those who were created to adore
treated mii with rancor
instead of as their savior
they tore what I wore
and dressed mii as the king of the poor
what an eyesore
I was. For you.

The sun rises when I tell it to
My power I had to subdue
My glory I had to remove
So I bid my kingdom adieu

All in order to bring life anew to you
In order to solve man’s greatest issue
I came to restore and rescue
That is what is true
I did this all for you

I surrendered to that which was weaker
surrendered to those who are meaner
whose righteousness is meager
I did it for the seeker
I did it for the weaker
I did it for you

Put on this robe of humanity
In order to right man’s sordid history
And put an end to all life’s misery
I did it for the thirsty
I did it for the weary
I did it for you

In order to save you
In order to redeem you
That my child, is how much I love you
And I did all this
While you were conniving and lying
Stealing and denying
My very existence

So I hope you get it.
I hope you understand that
Nothing can ever separate you from my love

Nothing can ever separate you from this love
Nothing living or dead
Nothing on the earth that I created with words from Our Lips
Nothing that man created with the power that I gave him, not even warships
Nothing in heaven which serves as the place were we will all coexist
Nothing that the devil might try to use to persist to enlist
Demons, nothing on their destructive checklist
Nothing corruptible or incorruptible
Nothing mortal or immortal

Nothing tangible or intangible
Nothing thinkable or unthinkable

The only thing that can, is your CHOICE.

Signed lovingly with my blood
Jesus Christ

Winter in Houston

I have been in Houston for about 70 days now and what can I say. I wish I can sum up my Texan Winter adventure in one word or a phrase but at this moment the words elude mii, there used to be a time when the lateness of the hour prompted deep thoughts and beautiful phrases but the HEAT in this place is killing mii. Seriously, normally the silence that encapsulates the wee hours of the morning (2-4 a.m) provides comfort but my family in Houston never sleeps, or they do and then get mii up with their noise at around 7 IN THE FREAKING MORNING.

Anywayz, i am blessed and happy that winter is officially over and so here it is in a nutshell.

Okay so let mii sum it up in a few unpoetic phrases.

  1. January was exhausting: somewhere between falling sick for the first 2 weeks of classes and trying to figure my way around campus I physically was spent. I seriously woke up tired on most occasions.
  2. February was nerve racking: my car and classes both decided to test my endurance level. I also think my prof. TA wants to send mii to early grave, the kid graded my paper and ended up with score of 56 I WAS LIKE WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!! and I have to admit that I ran to the bathroom and cried, called CSO and then calmed down and realized that 28 points were not allocated to mii so yeah ended up with a 84 but that initial citing of an F on my first grad school test is inprinted in my memory for life. Oh and let's not forget the political jargon and games that plagued this month.
  3. March is sinusoidal: one day it is all wonderful the next day the roof caves in For instance, on monday, some SOB is breaking my car window to not steal anything. I thought it was an unspoken rule between us college students worldwide, WE ARE ALLLLL BROKE and do not even have pennies in the jar but yeah some guy broke in and decided to dampen my Spring Break mood. But then today (as in wednesday) I got lost in Borders and fell in love with Pablo Neruda all over again and again and again, let's just say that between Him and Thomas Merton I will have my hands full over the next couple of weeks
  4. Projection for April: Rain, rain and more rain and hopefully peace. So yeah I'm expecting rain and praying for peace amidst the storm.

Wow it is spring break. I am sooo tired. I am going to bed. I don't feel on any sort of break tho', the weather hasn't changed and even tho' Spring officially begins today I feel like I am in summer. I love the weather tho' this 70 degree winter will grow on mii



So yeah that is the state of affairs at this point.

Woes of a Logical Person: V - A Dream Attempt

Let’s dream of a world void of pain and grief
No, let’s live in a world of peace
amidst the pain and grief that will be brief

Let’s throw caution to the wind and just be
No, let’s thread softly and weigh each decision
Cuz repercussions can affect one’s destiny

Let’s live in a land flowing with milk and honey
No, let’s live like love is our only currency
instead of chasing after money

Let’s tell each other what we want to hear
No, let our honesty serve as a light
And illuminate that which needs to be clear

Let’s banish separation and end goodbyes
No, let’s create enough pleasant memories
to ease the inevitable separation that will arise


It is missing something
I don't know what
But something is missing
So yeah, if you know what it is please let mii know
I couldn't figure out what to call it A Dream Attempt, An Attempt to Dream
How NOT to Dream
The ending is wierd, the whole piece is disjointed, hmmmmm. sad. :(
good night jare

Moratorium on words

Should the unsaid be said or the said be taken back
which is worse to not have said what needed to be said
or to have said and then wished to have not said

which is worse?

or are they the same
a word not spoken when needed
a word spoken that needed not to be


your thoughts

Sabbath Series: 2

Shower mii with grace in the morning
Speak words of life without hesistation
Your lips serve as a blessing each time they are parted
Cuz every syllable you speak is a delicacy to savor
Your words are that of a wise person, gracious and timely
The lips of the wise protect them, and yours are no different
You measure your words and weigh your thoughts
Seasoned with love and marinated in grace.

* * *

start out talking nonsense,
My mouth lashes out with pride,
I should guard my tongue from profanity,
But the more I talk, the less truth;
if I were wise, I will keep quiet.
Even dunces who keep quiet are thought to be wise;
as long as they keep their mouths shut, they're smart

if I were wise, I will keep quiet.

Words on my lips
Words on my tongue
Words on my lips
Incessant chatter
Words on my tongue
Hurtful jabs gather
A moratorium on words.

NCV, Message, TNIV, NIV, CEV, Song of Solomon 4:11; Ecclesiastes 10:12,13; Psalm 34:13; Proverbs 10:19, 17:28,14:3,

Sabbath Series: 1

Your love is meteoric,
Your loyalty astronomic,
Your purpose titanic,
Your verdicts oceanic.
I thank You, High God—you're breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!

i'm overwhelmed by your majesty
dwarfed by omniscience
Yet in Your largeness
nothing gets lost;
Not a man, not a mouse,
slips through the cracks
You show up and take care of mii
even when I am determined to go my own way
even when I am determined to stray from your path
as You promised and bring mii back home.
You know what You are doing.
You have it all planned out—

so why do I feel so lost
without a purpose or a hope
you have plans to include mii in your family

plans to take care of mii, not abandon mii,
plans to give mii the future mii hope for.
Oh yes, You shaped me first inside, then out;
You formed me in my mother's womb.
You know me inside and out,
the mathematical genius of my physique
can never be quantified by doctors
You know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
You know mii inside and out,
You know that I am made of mud.
and so you have mercy on mii.
you know that I was
sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, You watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before You,
every single step
Time is not chronological to you
and so I will rest in You Lord
because you created mii
Mercy can I bask in your love
and dwell in your presence
can I hide in You
can I find my rest in You
The days of my life all prepared
before I'd even lived one day
when i think that I am lost
when it feels like the walls are closing in around mii
when the mountains rise and the earth shakes beneath mii
I call on You
when I come and pray to You You will listen.
When I come looking for You, I will find You.
okay I have to admit that I not the most diligent seeker
when I get serious about finding You
and want it more than anything else,
You will make sure I am disappointed.
Your verdicts oceanic,
Your purpose titanic,
Your loyalty astronomic,
Your love is meteoric.

Scripture taking from Psalms 36: 5-6; 103: 13-15; 139: 13-16; Jeremiah 29: 11-14
Message, NIV, KJV and the white stuff from mii

Sabbath Series

This is a new series I'm working on and i figured hey the best time to start it would be on this extra day of the year.

Sabbath is the day celebrated and created by God for rest.
End of story.

No additions or subtractions.

This day was NOT changed by God to celebrate the ressurection of His Son, Jesus Christ.
This day was NOT changed by God to make witnessing by Paul to the gentiles easier.
This day was NOT changed by God to distinguish Christianity from Judaism
This day was NOT changed by God to pacify Emperor Constantine
This day was NOT changed by God to accomodate Pagan Rome
This day was NOT changed by God to fill amphitheatres
This day was NOT changed by God to justify our sins.
This day was NOT changed by God.
This day was changed by man.

Now that being said
  1. This is not a series to reinstitute the Sabbath as the Sabbath, cuz it was never done away with, just ignored.
  2. This is also not a series to lambast you with the theological difference between worshipping God on Saturday vs. Sunday cuz all one needs to do is open Scripture and be confronted and convicted by the Truth, that has still not changed.
  3. This is finally not a series to indict you or judge you for ignoring His word and following the masses cuz yeah I invented the phrase rationalizing sin in my former life and sometimes I find myself doing it over and over again.
  4. This is, however, a celebration of the Creator and the created day which was made for the sole purpose of rest and communion uninterrupted between the Creator and the created.