“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
“The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.” Luke 6:40
“If you’re not willing to be Jesus, don’t preach Jesus.” ~ proverb of Zion
I must admit, I followed what I was taught blindly a very long time before I stopped looking to others to teach me what they knew about Jesus and started listening to His teachings for myself. I stopped buying bibles with commentary, and started writing in the margins as I pondered the Truths that seemed to resonate in the message that I found Jesus to be teaching. It is a painful memory for me to acknowledge that through some of the toughest struggles in my life, when I sought fellow Christians for answers they quote things to me like: “God never gives us more than we can handle.” and “Just keep your eyes on Jesus, and He will lead you through it.” Continue reading
My foster son! I learned more from him than any teacher I ever had. He was a Filipino, very wise, and…. retarded! 🙂 Continue reading
There is reason why I have never married again! It’s been, well, a long time…my wife left in 1999 (which devastated me)…left me to raise three children on my own, and they turned out fantastic! I have had girlfriends. I have made a lot of friends of the opposite sex, but I have kept myself from stepping back into
Sometimes what I see in a girl can’t be captured in a photo…
another marriage because I won’t make the same mistakes again. I’m looking for a foundation on which to build, and for someone who inspires me to become more than who I am…many women intrigue me, even more excite me…it’s the rare find that actually is strong enough to be what I need, and still weak enough to need me. Continue reading
Something to consider in light of the Truth.
“Give strong drink to him who is perishing, And wine to him whose life is bitter.” Proverbs 31:6
I can’t tell how many times I’ve heard Christians give me their reasons, justifications, and lectures on why they are so much more true to their God, because they withhold the dollar to the homeless man, lest it be spent on booze or drugs. Some even go so far to say as I will offer them a meal, of course that isn’t what they were asking for…is it?
A day off, and I need a change of scenery! I need more than that…I need to experience something of significance. I need to step out of my day to day, beyond the casual escape of the routine and into the profound; I need to step into something Sacred. Continue reading
Too much, to put everything into perspective! A lot of changes going on in my life, nothing new for me that is true, but I usually try to find something stable and then let everything else gravitate around that. In so doing, I keep a place of calm for me to focus on while the rest is all, well… FUCKED! Right now, everything is in motion, nothing is settling down…I’m making choices based on the long term, and the universe is keeping me in chaos in the moment!! Continue reading
I have earned honor, received honor, and it must be said that I have also acted dishonorably in my lifetime. I’m stepping into something that it would benefit me to acknowledge honors I would never have considered before, because I believe a name should announce who you are more than a title. My name is Zion, and for those who know me, I hope it means…that’s a friend you can depend on, that’s a man who is willing to go the extra mile and more, and that is a man that won’t ever believe a person can’t reach their potential, and I’ll believe in you. I know it means: I’ve walked roads nobody else has walked! I’ve made mistakes; I’ve made bad choices, but I’ve made GOOD choices that overshadow all the others! Continue reading
This ain’t an add for a girlfriend…but people ask me, what are you looking for in a partner? Well, this is what I’m looking for! Continue reading
What does God say to me? What are my experiences with God? These are personal experiences I ain’t willing to share, and it frustrates some of my readers. I will share what I know in what you should seek, but I won’t share more than that…you have to find it on your own!! Continue reading
There are places and experiences that speak to the soul, that develop our interior and allow us to grow, to learn….to become. Inevitably I find that silence always surrounds these. Those who spend their lives filling the void with noise…something to distract them from the reality that they are alone, will always struggle to develop and mature as humans, as man and woman, and whatever awaits us beyond the mortal toil we call life.
A little over a year ago, I made a vow to be celibate, and I have been faithful to that decision. I’m not convicted in a religious aspect; I honestly don’t believe sex is a sin, in any form between willing partners, for my readers who lean to conservative sides of their particular brand of worship, I respect your views, but I don’t share them. I’ve decided to continue the practice again through 2014. Continue reading
I had a rough patch on my desire for answers and Truth the last year or so, crisis of faith so to speak. I’m not one to mince words about my relationship with “God”; although saturated with Christian ideas, it is hardly your average Christian religious devotion anymore, and if what I suspect I will find along my path in the years to come proves true then the balance I seek will also find my ideas saturated with Buddhist teachings as I incorporate my eclectic studies and various interests into a coherent understanding of what brings me closest to my desire for Truth, Understanding, and most of all, a level of peace between me and the world in which I find myself. Continue reading
I have more trouble learning to do things on my own. I added extra security to my WordPress account with the Google Authenticator, then had to erase my phone and didn’t have said authentication and of course I didn’t have backup codes so I’ve had a time getting back into WordPress. Ultimately I had to create a new account to ask about this one: an option I recommend, because you can’t post to support forum or use the extra help form for the sign up without being logged in, which you can’t do without the authentication code. Anyway, I’m back up and running! And where have I run….for those not following my other blogs, I ‘ve run to Minnesota! (Please refer to that blog for my daily blogs on life anew, and I will continue to use this blog for my Wisdom writings and thoughts on the deeper side, the darker side. Continue reading
At what point do we speculate about our beliefs and continue because this is what we have always done or in the obvious awareness of our information do we acknowledge that we can’t co-exist pretending one thing while aware and pursuing something that is totally contrast to that former way of existence. This could be hypothetical for any number of circumstances, when does a spouse stop pretending that the mate isn’t having extramarital affairs? When do we acknowledge what we believe spiritually is no longer consistent with the church we have attended or in line with the traditions of our family or culture and what point do we initiate change, and accept the consequences of it because the duality of living one set of values for appearances, and another as a result of personal quest and experience? When does a person quit pretending they are something they are not for acceptance, for tradition, for fear of reprisals, for any reason accept to be who they are and bring their in-congruent selves into unity so they can live ONE LIFE as who we are and who we are meant to be? Continue reading
A quote from my personal “hand-written” journals:
“Charity and Freedom, although both important, can never co-exist. Freedom demands we observe personal rights, where Charity fails to acknowledge such rights ever exist.”