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Today my praise for God knows no bounds. It feels like gratitude so overwhelming that I cannot breath.

It feels like those many moments – but so few in Life – that a mother looks at her child.

It feels like lovers everywhere, caught in that moment of time, when that glance….that indescribable glance…means everything will be ok.

It feels like the moment you get out of debt, only to realise that you should never have been in debt in the first place.

Jesus delivered one of the densest parables in Luke 16: 1-14

It’s interpretation continues to confound and interrupt human notions of Justice and the Afterlife, and of the ‘goodness’ or ‘badness’ of money.

I offer only one of those here that I found;

“…Jesus invites us to realize that, first, our money isn’t really ours — we’re simply managing it for its real owner, God. Second, even “filthy lucre” can be pressed into the service of God and our neighbor. When it is, the benefits will last beyond this life — which the things we buy for ourselves won’t...”

Forgive debt, and try, as much as possible, to be free of debt. If you find yourself in debt, remember, you are in debt. You cannot kill the one you have borrowed from. However remember also, to the extent that you live your life in the surety of life after death, that you add to faithfulness, goodness;

To goodness, knowledge;

To knowledge, self-control;

To self-control, perseverance;

To perseverance, godliness;

To godliness; brotherly (sisterly) kindness, and;

To this kindness, love –

Then;

The fruit of the spirit is;

Love;

Joy;

Peace;

Patience;

Kindness;

Goodness;

Faithfulness;

Gentleness, and;

Self-control…-

beyond you’re debt, untouchable.

God also speaks to the manager.

And gets ‘filthy money’.

READ – LUKE 16: 1 – 14

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Posted by on September 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Oil to make his face shine

“…wine that gladdens the heart of man,
oil to make his face shine,
and bread that sustains his heart…”

-short evocative poetry-

♦Photo♦Kevin Truong

♦Psalm 15♦

 
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Posted by on September 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Mary Mary

“Shackles (Praise You)”

Whoo!
It sure is hot out here
Ya know?
I don’t mind thought
Just glad to be free
Know what I’m saying, uh!

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you
(What’cha wanna do?)
I just wanna praise you
(Yeah, yeah)
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
(Uh feel me?)
And I’m gonna praise you
(What’cha gon do?)
I’m gonna praise you

In the corners of mind
I just can’t seem to find a reason to believe
That I can break free
Cause you see I have been down for so long
Feel like the hope is gone
But as I lift my hands, I understand
That I should praise you through my circumstance

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you
I just wanna praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I’m gonna praise you
I’m gonna praise you

Everything that could go wrong
All went wrong at one time
So much pressure fell on me
I thought I was gon lose my mind
But I know you wanna see
If I will hold on through these trials
But I need you to lift this load
Cause I can’t take it anymore

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you
I just wanna praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I’m gonna praise you
I’m gonna praise you

Been through the fire and the rain
Bound in every kind of way
But God has broken every chain
So let me go right now

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you
I just wanna praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I’m gonna praise you
I’m gonna praise you
[repeat x3]

Take them off
What’cha gonna do, yeah

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you
I just wanna praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I’m gonna praise you
I’m gonna praise you

*LYRICS – MARY MARY*

 
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Posted by on September 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Prophesy

Proverbs 28:12 Proverbs 29:2

I was pulled out of bed this morning, groaning, the seduction of sleep heavy like a blanket, heavy, was dragged to meditation with my eyes on fire like amethyst in a volcano, like the eyes of the wolf in the dark….

What is Prophesy, Africa?

The mpesa number at the bottom of your screen, the seeding of a prayer, the anointing morning water sold at the alter, anoint! Anoint the blessings into your life at a dollar per bottle, present yourself as the harvester and take what is yours, God is here, your abundance is here, take three at half price and claim your full measure! – there is something terribly wrong, and we have been overcome.

What is Prophesy, America?

“When the righteous triumph, there is great elation; but when the wicked rise to power, men go into hiding.”

“When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.

And so men take cover – and the people groan.

*Picture* Edythe McNamee

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Rhumba

Gentleness is a fertilizer, a
Rhumba,

Swaying wheat,
Balanced corn,

In a field,
Caressed by rain, it is

Kindness
To yourself,

Ploughing, when the harrow is ready,
And sweating,

Gentleness,

Glistening off chests, is
The masculine scent of forgiveness,

The feminine of,
Breaking ground,

Gentleman or Boer, order

In the house,
Order!

Give in.

*Photo – personal*

-short evocative poetry-

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Hippie

Envy,

In a bright blue dress,
Sways down the street, turning

The doll the child is holding,
Into trash.

The green plaid skirt –
Burberry,

Is useless in the wake of this drunk apparition.

And you deserve more,

Faster.

Stress, the suave gentleman in a red suit and orange,
Glinting cuff-links,

Plots his move.

Anger gathers dust around the
Isolated little girl, gathers

Whisper and,
Rumour,

Sets them chattering; I
Deserve better, I

Don’t see why I,
Cannot have that doll,

That she has, it’s,

Not fair to,
Make me wait,

In plain sight, of
It with the straight,

Hair,
That’s over there,

With her,

Demon!

I will find my hardy flip flops and search you out!
Have a flower.

 
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Posted by on August 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Puppets of routine

A morning bird call broke my rhythm.
Destroy a wall, why don’t you

Power through patterns,
Holding you back;

Anger is a useless form of being.
I like to move it, move it,

Physically fit,
We can be better, we

Can always be better, save
The Earth,

Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?

You have been trapped by what you said,

Ensnared by the yours of your mouth.
Revenge and shame,

Are not cool rivers,
Are not brooks,

Are not life.
That comes with forgiveness.

A habit is not what a Nun wears.
*Photo – Peder*

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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My sister dropped her passport


My father left without saying goodbye,
Because I was late,
And CITIES will not wait, for
African Leaders to emerge,
Female or male,
From the UN or not,
And the son was not at home to say goodbye
-partying as usual-
And my sister lost her passport on the airport road, we
Had to go back and hunt for it,
Lions in a pack,
Sniffing the grass,
Finding freedom, or
Yellowed inoculation cards, or
Rare Visas,
And I rushed back,
I Did,
After the bar, where I was crying
For the father who’s glass ceiling meant that,
Africans cannot lead the world imagination, just
It’s institutions.
Anyway,
We said goodbye happily.
*Photos* – personal
-short evocative poetry-

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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“…and For This Reason…”

 

Add to faith, goodness;
To goodness, knowledge;
To knowledge, self-control;
To self-control, perseverance;
To perseverance, clean intention;
To this intention, brotherly-kindness, and
To brotherly-kindness, love.

No-one understands me.
No-one appreciates me.
You never listen.

You never say, “I love you.”

Yet in the cool spaces between impressing others and,
Being pleasant to God, how

Are you?
How am I? And,

Then I know,

How wonderful it is,
To ache to be pleasing to God.

-2nd Peter 1:5-7-

*Photo* – Personal

 
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Posted by on August 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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The Rat Only Comes When You Don’t Have A Stick To Kill It.

Damned if you do damned if you don’t,
Hell for leather,

Hammer and tongs,
Till death do us part,

Give up the ghost,
Make hay,

Make babies,
Make love,

Not war,

Dress up,
Come down,

Every dog has its place in the sun,
Rage against the dying of the light,

Strike whilst the iron is hot,
Count your chickens before they hatch,

Against the dying of the day;

There are bigger fish to fry,
A stitch in time saves nine.

Eggs in one basket,
Scrambled,
Sunny-Side Up,

Bacon,

When you rattle a snake expect a bite –
Enough.

Pierre et Seydou and
Kaka Sungura,

Bi Kidude,

An apple a day keeps the doctor away,
The early bird catches the worm;

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush
Two peas in a pod,

Let sleeping dogs lie,
Tomorrow never comes.

Diamonds are forever,

For by your words you will be acquitted,
And by you words you will be condemned.

 

 

-short evocative poetry-

For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.” – Matthew


 
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Posted by on July 23, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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