the primal lie

The primal lie repeats repugnant nausea We crawl to the grave again One more riff one more sniff take in sin Let it soak deep with in it pours never snores Gives you life to take it shake it break it down to dirt to the grave from where we came disorder the order no […]

“Lower Still” by My Epic

Look, he’s covered in dirt The blood of his mother has mixed with the Earth and she’s just a child who’s throbbing in pain from the terror of birth by the light of a cave now they’ve laid that small baby where creatures come eat like a meal for the swine who have no clue […]

Set Us Free

Paradise, polluted and poisoned. Our resounding plea: “Set us free.” We are writhing and reeling from the Fall. Our affections wander and wane, our struggles remain. O’ Lord set us free. We fettered our shackles, we tossed the key. But O’ Messiah, set us free.    

Heaven’s Hope

Bound by sins darkened glow In this world of pain and woe Helpless, hopeless to us He came And in the midst was slain Darkest night, the Light extinguished Will we forever captives be? Messiah’s mission ends in death? Where’s the hope of life and peace? But by power He awaketh All of death He […]

The Psalms and Our Songs

The Psalms are important for a number of reasons. For one, they take up a fairly large portion of Scripture and they have been a comfort for many. Spurgeon, known as the “prince of preachers,” struggled with depression and he found comfort and solace in the Psalms. He spent some twenty years writing his three-volume […]

The War of Art

I appreciate this from Steven Pressfield in The War of Art:  “The following is a list, in no particular order, of those activities that most commonly elicit Resistance: 1) The pursuit of any calling in writing, painting, music, film, dance, or any creative art, however marginal or unconventional. 2) The launching of any entrepreneurial venture or […]

What is Art?

So, what is art? That is a difficult question. Let’s look at some examples I’ve gathered. Art is… …according to a dictionary: The quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance  …indefinable You cannot define electricity. The same can be said of […]

Desert Soul

this land is as dead as my soul so purge and make new even if it means a knife i want life new life spring make me clean new i want You oh God, rescue me i’m drowning i don’t see the light all is night an endless cycle down my soul’s diseased and I […]

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