LRA

we’ve been beaten
raped
starved
forced to kill or be killed
murdered in the name of a war
we care nothing for
a war we dont understand
or ever want to
no family
no friends
just midget wanna-be soldiers
carrying guns way too heavy
for our hearts
dog eat dog
we eat dog
or rat
or bird
or bug
whatever we can find
eaten raw
like our skin in this sun
and this god-forsaken heat
bend a knee
to the lord’s resistance army Continue reading

Mountains of Risk

Several years ago, someone mentioned to me that I should start blogging as a way to communicate.  I had no frame of reference for doing such a thing except journaling, which I considered to be private and definitely not on the Internet for all to read.  Now…this generation puts it all out there and is bringing my generation along for the ride.  My house community is very much into blogging.  Most of them have their own individual blogs in which they share their interests, their passions and dreams.  They use it to challenge, convict and encourage their followers.  Now they have requested that I be apart of our community blogs..  I wonder how many times I will rewrite, rethink, reprocess what I blog.  They seem to do it so easily…me…not so much.  So bear with me as I try…=) Continue reading

…Life Together

I was going to write about how amazing my housemates are, about how “life together” with them is such a blessing and such a great example of what, i believe, God has always intended for us, as human beings, to experience.  I was going to write something witty and clever, something feel-good and heart-warming… but all i can think about is the video i just got done watching.  It was about Liberia.  Continue reading