Chocolate silk Skin on mine Vanilla milk Contrasts intertwine Coconut oil shine You smell of rose Feeding my eye Filling my nose Every curve An exploration Every smile Your invitation I am consumed You take me whole My flower bloomed Feeding my soul All that I am Is made new A… Continue reading A Sense Beyond
Twisted and torn Mangled and soiled Tired and worn Courage recoiled This middle age My survivor's guilt Comfortable cage Wild youth built Beginning the end? Finding second wind How to pretend? Joy to live Lessons learned Some with regret Grand bridges burned Many an unpaid debt Puzzle in progress Each piece… Continue reading A Journey Continued
All sins originate in our tendency for arrogance. Beginning with our expulsion from the Garden of Eden we have continuously traveled down the path of allowing arrogance to cloud our judgment and open the door to our propensity for sin. It is the belief, or rather an assumption, in our individual greatness that causes us… Continue reading Arrogance: The Mother of Sin
The first book in my new crime series was released today (4/18/2018)! A Priest in Lilburn (Silouan & Augustine Book 1) An Orthodox Christian priest with a less than pure past is thrust into the struggle to combat human trafficking and sex slavery. Father Silouan tries to navigate the sea of gangsters and prostitutes in… Continue reading First Book in New Series
For us you die Do we give thanks? With love you rise Do we give thanks? Glorious sacrifice Do we pray? Surrendered life Do we pray? In body you preach Do we listen? With blood you teach Do we listen? Low we receive Do we understand? High we believe Do we understand?… Continue reading An Offering for Pascha
Within our society, which is fascinated by extremes, we must remain mindful to balance ourselves in-between the concrete and the mystical. Equal amounts of each are necessary in order to live a good life. We should see the world and life as they really are, but at the same time, they are magical.
For a heart, I try to have a condominium, and I have room for everyone in the condominium of my heart. Some people will try to tear it down from the inside, but I will not evict them. I will try to counsel, nurture and comfort them because even a bad tenant is better than… Continue reading Condominium of the Heart