1.22.17 – road trip

I can see the layers of the clouds

covering the sun

 

like me, surrounded by a shroud

like me, burning proud

 

I can see the trunks of the trees

covered by none

 

like me, bare and open

like me, strong and certain

 

I can see the rivers running past

covering rocks below

 

like me, fast and steady

like me, dark and heavy

 

and I can see the mountains

covered by none

 

like me, unmatched by all

like me, standing tall

 

1.22.17

something corny from a Cornell student

I know a lot of my college friends dread #examszn, a week-ish long period when they have exams for all of their classes.

We don’t have that at Cornell.

Up on the hill, each class independently schedules its prelims (preliminary examinations). For some students, this means that they’ll have one prelim a week (if any), a coveted arrangement that makes it easier to balance the many demands of college. Others can have weeks of pure bliss sporadically punctuated by back to back to back prelims and midterms and interviews (oh my!).

I’m currently caught in the second situation, so I’ve been juggling a lot of information; some of it educating, and some of it edifying. In biology, I learned something that brought the two together.

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1.18.17 – orchestra

time to tune up

why’s the pit so sparse?

you can’t make music if you don’t have heart

 

the show’s about to start

 

it should be a symphony

but the timpani, it’s not drumming

the conductor, when’s she coming?

 

and the audience

they expect you to perform

they expect to feel reborn

they expect

 

they lack respect

 

don’t feel so torn

 

the violins will be bright

bows dancing in the light

the boom of the bass will be just right

and it’ll all move in unison, what a sight

but the conductor, when’s she coming?

 

she’s the one who put it all together

the pieces, the piece, the peace

but she’s lost

it should all come together

but at what cost?

 

the show must go on

we must hear her song

 

1.18.17

summarized: The White Elephant | The Power of the Hedge x Dr. Matthew Stevenson (7/7)

When God is bringing you out of sin in your flesh, there’s going to be a long period of time where you will struggle against it. You will have to have extremes on the boundaries you set, especially if you’re surrounded by people who are undecided. Wear the ash and sackcloth Continue reading “summarized: The White Elephant | The Power of the Hedge x Dr. Matthew Stevenson (7/7)”

summarized: The White Elephant | Extreme Life x Dr. Matthew Stevenson (6/7)

When you are on your way out of sexual sin, God is going to call you into a season of divine extremes. If the people around you are uncomfortable with your extremes, you’ll start to leave your extremes to make them comfortable with what you have to do. You’ll start to hate the fact that you need to be so extreme, because you will become unpopular

We have to realize lust is nothing to play with. What’s after you wants to end you and your future. You can’t be half in half out, and you can’t leave room for compromising. Your soul should be your priority

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12.15.16 – elite

don’t trip

everybody’s watching

 

head of the pack, on your pedestal

but no one’s gonna catch you if you fall

 

you can’t

not when everybody’s watching

what would they think?

 

it’s when they blink

that’s when you breathe

as they close, you can open

I know you’re tired of living for them

 

they take what you don’t give

they hate when it is how it is

 

but don’t trip

everybody’s watching

 

and that makes it worth it

I know you love your pedestal

 

12.15.16