Category: Walk, for Christians

 Woods and Snow        “That men were ashamed, was the essential consequence of the fact that their glory; that clothing of honor of their body had been perverted into the shame of nakedness… Franz Delitzsch So far, (in this book), we have reviewed an abstract on hair-raising trauma, a treatise of the ego, and a true to life tale about how the downward drag of religion started the negative ball rolling in my young life. What do these three very different thoughts imply? Where do they overlap? Do you relate at all to the parts, or whole? I actually asked myself a similar question; what is a very real similarity in it all? The striking point of cohesion is written in one word: shame. Shame and awareness of inadequacy, awareness of a need for more, a groping to reach for something not yet there, and the thing that brings a…

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Arizona Scenery Let’s begin with dissociation. “a term in psychology describing a wide array of experiences from mild detachment from one’s immediate surroundings to more severe detachment from one’s physical and emotional reality.” “The major characteristic of all dissociative phenomena involves a detachment from reality.” Daydreaming and non-pathological altered states of consciousness are mild forms. “On the other end of the spectrum are the dissociative disorders: fugue, depersonalization etc. These are typically experienced as startling, autonomous intrusions into the person’s usual ways of responding or functioning. They are quite unsettling. In mild cases dissociation can be regarded as a coping mechanism or defense mechanism in seeking to master, minimize or tolerate stress—including boredom and conflict.” Wikipedia It interests me, and maybe all of us, to see a psychological picture of the wound which effects the dissociation. Before we do that, let us consider what causes the wound: generally associated with…

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Does forgiveness work if I don’t forget, or can I go on remembering the hurt? Natural forgiveness remembers, but supernatural forgiveness forgets. Thanks Jesus, you don’t remember. Where is this said? Isaiah 43:25 God speaking:” I even I am He, that blotteth out your transgression for my own sake, and I will not remember your sin.” Halleluiah! “Hey what kind of forgiveness do you think will be better for you? Forget or remember? ”   ” I guess the one that forgets.”   “me too”   Let’s review what this means. First, if God doesn’t remember, then I don’t have to remember either. Second, if God forgets, then the blood of Christ is efficacious —it cleanses us from all unrighteousness and cleanses the conscience from dead works. It leaves us with no more consciousness of sin.   What are dead works? These are works performed by those who are dead…

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Coal, grease, and broken chain, on this stoker Darkness creates poverty, just as surely as light creates vitality. The big “D” likes to penetrate a life by creating a deep divide away from true life and light, and then providing a “light” of its own origin, a kind of dark-light. With this, darkness pretends true light, to create in a man a deceptive existence. Consequently, with this empty-light filling in, a person may not figure it out; they are not experiencing the true light, but a vacuum instead.  So, what gives? Well, darkness, a false light, keeps a person aloof from the healthy vitamin “d” produced of true light, if we take the natural analogy to start. Secondly, life-killers like mold and fungus grow in this dark, giving us the picture of decay in a soul. See, the darkened soul, slowly dying, has the false impression of being lightened as…

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Frustrating things humble a man or woman’s soul. They do things in two categories: (1) take away something that was there prior, narrow resources, block or limit the number, etc. (2) open up, redirect, or painfully bring into view what is left, in its raw and pure form, heightening the need for creativity of a distinctly unique breed of living result. What do I mean? I’m squeezed by events, illness, wrong decisions, people and their decisions, money matters, or even jail. Why? Wrong question! If you can figure out “why,” you have rationally charted your future in the image of your carefully derived and wise findings. In other words you may have allowed the frustrating limits to also inhibit your ability in going forward. I would like to ask you a question: are you sure about “why”?  Why do I ask? Because it is better, maybe, if we don’t know…

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    Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, and the walls came tumbling down. Walls build in a person’s soul and strong emotions make em stand. We have the wall of: self rejection, the wall of indifference, the wall of denial and the wall of emotional instability.  the wall of social pressure, the wall of a poor self image the wall of self-pity and others etc. What do these walls do? Keep things in. Keep things out.. A human must realize that he or she is a god. No way! — O yes, small ‘g‘. And the Bible says so in Psalm 82:6 and John 10:34. A god creates his or her own world, and so do we. Walls  establish the boundaries of the world they have created. Walls  protect the self-designed value system, personal priorities and world-view etc. Foreign intrusions from within and without  expand the system to include…

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Sea world, Ohio, late 70’s Christian, never let anything destroy you! Destroyers come from within and without, beneath and above, the right and the left, from the buffoon, but also, from the wise. Don’t let them do it, friend, don’t let them.   First line of destroyers appear the obvious ones: beer, whiskey, cocaine, heroin, Oxycontin. Then sex, in all of its weird forms outside of God’s design for marriage, stealing, cheating, gambling, carousing, abusing others for gain, angry displays, intimidation, kicking others butts, destroying another’s good name; all hold a place with the overt ones. When  overcome, these may lose their active status, and sentence themselves to the soul’s background. Watch, they can reemerge.   Next group of enemies are the intimidators. These close in from the deep unknown; seek to mess with sound thinking, the flow of a man’s life, a man’s normal daily function. How? They distract…

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“Guilt leaves me through my arms and hands and goes on the head of a goat or sheep.” “Oh really? What does the guilt look like?” “Don’t know and don’t care; must be in the form of some psychic force. Thankfully the weird power that came over me has left, just as quickly as it came.” “Does the goat faint or falter at the receiving of it”?  “I would say yes, and cries out as if forsaken.”  “You must have had some big guilt.” “Well this goat was receiving the guilt of many others too.” “Oh! Guilt makes me feel like I don’t belong; do you think it made the goat feel that way also?” “I guess; the goat took the guilt and was led away to a place where nobody was allowed to go.” “Hey, goats can’t feel lonely” “I think they are aware that they are alone, just…

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“All language has taken an oath to fail to describe Him; any attempt to do so is the height of arrogance and will always declare some kind of war” – Meister Eckhart Let’s talk logics. OK. Deductions, having reasonable presuppositions, encapsulate good logic, right? Yes. In other words, having a set of pre-supposers (things we take for granted as true); to form a protected disposition of mind, ranks high in our logical scheme, right? Yes; well maybe. What am I getting at? Many of man’s pre-disposed value-systems sophisticatedly only entertain carefully selected concepts. But where cometh these concepts? Well, any topic bringing a reaction in the emotions will soon be screened out of a person’s consciousness. What remains, become presuppositions. Some call this process narrow-minded thinking, but being temperamentally cool and in a stable mood sets the goal of the soul, right? Psychological deductions build safe pre-supposed areas, awesome if…

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