Author Archives: Josh

Weeding, Trimming, and Pruning

Recently, I’ve spent some time at a greenhouse. I spent time watching and participating in the weeding, trimming, and pruning of all different types of plants, shrubs, and flowers. I’ve learned much about the importance of weeding and trimming and … Continue reading

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Filled to be Emptied

So it’s now it’s halfway through the fourth month of the New Year. How’re your New Year’s resolutions coming along? Back at the beginning of January, I wrote about having an impoverished New Year. It’s a year where we empty … Continue reading

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Thoughts and Prayers

“We send our thoughts and prayers to ___________ in the wake of ___________” Those words used to mean something at first. It used to mean that we cared about what happened. People would even change their profile pictures on Facebook … Continue reading

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Odd Ball Holiness

Recently, the church which I attend has started a few weeks back reading through the first couple of books of the Bible (Genesis to 2 Kings to be exact). Each week we are to read through a book of the … Continue reading

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My Happy Place

Do you have a happy place? A place where you go when hings aren’t right? A place you go when things just don’t make sense. A place you take yourself mentally when you can’t get there physically? What I’m talking … Continue reading

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The Dream of a City

Last week I had a very vivid dream. It was a dream of a place I long to go. In this dream, I was driving with others in a large passenger van through the worst parts of some unknown city. … Continue reading

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The Short Twilight of the Heart

There are times in one’s spiritual journey where things go dark. It’s as if God, whom you’ve been seeking, can’t be found. St. John of the Cross writes about this in his poem The Dark Night. It has later been … Continue reading

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