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An Unbearable Nakedness

From the album The Nightmare of Being by At the Gates My Real Memoir I had a recurring nightmare, beginning around age eleven. It evoked a landscape of dark red “hills” made of organs inside a diseased body. As I wandered … Continue reading

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Give Up Yourself

“Give up yourself, and you will find your real self. Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him, and with … Continue reading

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Full of Forgiveness

May your life be filled with forgiveness– both for others and for yourself (there is a connection) “Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you.” ~1 Peter 5:7

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Don’t Love Yourself!

Oh, all right, I admit my title is a ruse. But I really am tired of seeing motivational posts telling us to love ourselves. Why? Because we don’t need to learn to love ourselves. We need to learn to like … Continue reading

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Be Real

“She couldn’t tolerate lying from anyone, except, when absolutely necessary, herself.” ~The Wishing Map “The truth about lies is that first, it’s to fool others, and later it’s to fool yourself.” ~Mystqx Skye “You can fool yourself, you know. You’d … Continue reading

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The Cross as a Way of Life

To die to self, to keep the old nature nailed to the cross, is such a battle, isn’t it? And yet in the end it turns out to be not just any battle but the battle. If we win this … Continue reading

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Block Out the Noise

The traditional season of Lent has begun, a time of quietness, contemplation and repentance. In other words: truthfulness with oneself. How rare a thing that is in this “modern civilization” of ours. It’s also traditional to give up something for … Continue reading

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Be Real

Be real. There’s a world full of people out there who’ve forgotten how. Be the person who shows them. Be you.

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Suffering for My Art?

Many artists work in pencil, and they tend to prefer softer leads like a #1 or a #2. Architects, on the other hand, prefer harder leads like a #3 or a #4. Hmm. So, I decided to experiment with harder … Continue reading

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Random Notes to Self

How chairs become soiled: Break eggs before new neighbors hatch: Don’t forget to re-cycle: Yard Sale: Possible deal on some used kids?Brains are handy. Get one. Keep priorities straight (Matthew 6:33) Oh, yeah, and this (duh):

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