Life’s race isn’t against time, but against our own mud. We each have incredible, unlocked potential, usually held captive by lingering vices and bad habits we like too much to kick. The only way through a murky mess is at proper speed. When racing in mud, if you go too fast, you lose control.
Life’s mud can be dangerous at times, but the key is enjoying the perfect pace, no matter the looming perils. Perfection doesn’t feel fast, but it’s the fastest mud allows. Enjoy it. Clip along at the speed of mud and closing enemies will wipe themselves out. · · · →
When a baby is born, a mother’s first instinct is to hold and care. She held the baby in her tummy nine months, now she wants to hold the baby in her arms.
A father’s instinct is practical. Happy babies need fingers and toes, arms and legs. So, he counts them.
A mother knows the need for love and contact. She can have confidence that the practical needs are met because a human father’s attention to toes reflects our Creator’s care through nine months of detailed labor. While the mother holds, the father counts. Are the two opposed or complementary? · · · →
God created Eden because He created Mankind for gardens. We know our human need for gardens was already in His mind because He is the God Who Prepares. He prepared Eden, then He made us and placed us there.
Since our own “better idea” got us expelled, we’ve been trying to get back into the garden. That’s what every religion wants. Rather than trying to outsmart God as our means to return to the garden, we could just follow His plan and live in house-gardens. Sustainable food from home could bring world peace because everyone would already be in gardens. · · · →
Safety isn’t a shell, it’s a habit. Shells, gates, and borders can hold us while we grow and hold back an enemy on attack. But, when you’re grown or the enemy breaches the wall, your safety is in your strength, skill, and preparation for struggle within your borders.
Unless you walk, live, and remain at large within your domain, you have no domain to keep your liberty. When we exercise our freedoms, it has a policing affect against burglars who would sneak over our fences and lay traps in our own back yards. We are only as free we walk. · · · →