Monthly Archives: November 2013

אמת – truth

I am joining with Lisa Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday. The goal is to write for five minutes about a word. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

Today’s prompt is:

Truth

When I honestly think about the concept of truth today, in light of life experience, I get a little frustrated. I have always loved the concept of truth and believed truth was simple, straightforward and beyond reproach. As life goes on and gets a little more complicated, truth seems to become less static than it used to be. The black and whiteness of my vision seems less and less helpful, needful or desired. When do you compromise on what you believe to be true, and when do you hold on with a grip fierce enough to withstand the disagreements and arguments? Maybe there will not be solid answers to cling to regarding this. I wish there were. I wish there was a list for every type of instance. I guess the Torah is the closest, but it still takes discernment and ears to hear G-d’s voice moment by moment. The daily walk with G-d where there is still no guarantee except that You are good, You are one and You are the living truth I long for.

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His Gift

I am joining with Lisa Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday. The goal is to write for five minutes about a word. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

Today’s prompt is:

Grace

Here goes.

Grace – I don’t think I’ll ever understand

I was given a gift of immeasurable worth
Every day I live and breathe and have my being in Him
I realize how much I needed this gift

I want to pay it back
I don’t want to owe Him
I want to do it on my own,
yet I can’t, and I never could

The deeper I go into Him,
the more I comprehend who He is,
the more need I realize I have,
the more thankful my heart becomes

There is no price that could be enough for this gift of incalculable worth

Afflicted, rejected, shamed, alone, beaten, tortured, then death

Not free, not really

Unable to be repaid

Sacrifice

Love

Chesed – Covenant Love

Reaching aching heart of G-d

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