Monday, November 29, 2010


When men
Come to love
The darkness;
Shunning light;
The coming
Of the Light;
Works only

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Podcast 11: Loneliness

My latest podcast:


is now up at:

I pray it brings comfort to you.


Saturday, November 27, 2010


Loneliness .......
Is an aching void,
In the pit of our soul;
A deep longing,
To love, and be loved;
To be fully known,
And accepted.
It is a hollow,
Haunting cry,
Sweeping through
Our very being:
Chilling our bones,
And causing us
To shiver.

Friday, November 26, 2010

E.M. Bounds on Prayer

"Prayer cannot be retired as a secondary force in this world. To do so is to retire God from the movement. It is to make God secondary. The prayer ministry is an all-engaging force. It must be so, to be a force at all. Prayer is the sense of God’s need and the call for God’s help to supply that need. The estimate and place of prayer is the estimate and place of God. To give prayer the secondary place is to make God secondary in life’s affairs. To substitute other forces for prayer, retires God and materializes the whole movement."

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thy Spirit

Thy Spirit, Oh Lord,
Does speak of wisdom;
And the meditations
Within my heart,
Shall be of understanding;
For it is written:
That through wisdom,
Is a house built;
And by understanding,
Is it established.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"It is not that God's help and presence must still be proved in our life; rather God's presence and help have been demonstrated for us in the life of Jesus Christ. It is in fact more important for us to know what God did to Israel, in God's Son Jesus Christ, than to discover what God intends for us today. The fact that Jesus Christ died is more important than the fact that I will die. And the fact that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead is the sole ground of my hope that I, too, will be raised on the day of judgment"

Happy Thanksgiving

Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven (Matt. 5:12). 
Thanksgiving is not just a day, but a way of life.

Have a wonderful Thanksgivivg everyone.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Oh Lord

Oh Lord,
Thou has pleaded
The causes of my soul;
Thou has redeemed
All that is my life:
In the day of storms,
Did Thy mighty hand
Stay the roisterous wind;
Behold; Thou has taken,
Out of my hand,
The cup of trembling;
Even the dregs,
Of the vials of Thy fury;
That I shall drink of it,
No more.

Obama Lawyers Defend ‘Kill Lists’

Lawyers for the Barack Obama administration told a federal judge Monday that the U.S. government has authority to kill U.S. citizens whom the executive branch has unilaterally determined pose a threat to national security.
That claim came in federal court in Washington, D.C., in response to a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). The two human rights legal advocacy organizations contend that the administration’s so-called “targeted killing authority” violates the constitution and international law.
“The full contours of the government’s position would allow the executive unreviewable authority to target and kill any U.S. citizen it deems a suspect of terrorism anywhere,” CCR attorney Pardiss Kebriae told IPS.
“As the government would have it, while non-citizens detained at Guantanamo Bay can challenge the deprivation of their liberty by the United States, a U.S. citizen could not challenge an impending deprivation of his life by his own government.”
“The Supreme Court has repeatedly rejected the government’s claim to an unchecked system of global detention, and the district court should similarly reject the administration’s claim here to an unchecked system of global targeted killing,” she said.
The ACLU and the CCR were retained by Nasser al-Awlaki to bring a lawsuit in connection with the government’s decision to authorize the targeted killing of his son, Anwar al-Awlaki. The lawsuit asks the court to rule that, “outside the context of armed conflict, the government can carry out the targeted killing of an American citizen only as a last resort to address an imminent threat to life or physical safety.”
Anwar al-Awlaki was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and has dual U.S. and Yemeni citizenship. He is a firebrand extremist imam who has been accused by government officials and in the press of using his sermons and the Internet to recruit jihadists. He is thought to be in hiding in Yemen.
The lawsuit also asks the court to “order the government to disclose the legal standard it uses to place U.S. citizens on government kill lists.” “If the constitution means anything, it surely means that the president does not have unreviewable authority to summarily execute any American whom he concludes is an enemy of the state,” said Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director of the ACLU, who presented arguments in the case.
“It’s the government’s responsibility to protect the nation from terrorist attacks, but the courts have a crucial role to play in ensuring that counterterrorism policies are consistent with the Constitution.”
The government filed a brief in the case in September, claiming that the executive’s targeted killing authority is a “political question” that should not be subject to judicial review. The government also asserted the “state secrets” privilege, contending that the case should be dismissed to avoid the disclosure of sensitive information.
On Aug. 30, 2010, the CCR and the ACLU filed suit on behalf of Nasser al-Awlaki against President Obama, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Leon Panetta, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, challenging their decision to authorize the targeted killing of his son as a violation of the U.S. Constitution and international law.
“Targeting individuals for killing who are suspected of crimes but have not been convicted – without oversight, due process, or disclosed standards for being placed on the kill list – also poses the risk that the government will erroneously target the wrong people,” the groups noted.
“Since 9/11, the U.S. government has detained thousands men as terrorists, only for courts or the government itself to discover later that the evidence was wrong or unreliable and release them.”
The Justice Department declined to comment on the case, which is one of two related lawsuits brought by the ACLU and the CCR.
The second is against the U.S. Treasury Department and its Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) challenging the legality and constitutionality of the scheme that requires them to obtain a license in order to file a lawsuit concerning the government’s asserted authority to carry out targeted killings of individuals, including U.S. citizens, far from any battlefield.
On July 16, however, the secretary of the treasury labeled Anwar al-Awlaki a “specially designated global terrorist,” which makes it a crime for lawyers to provide representation for his benefit without first seeking a license from OFAC.
The CCR and the ACLU sought a license, but after the government’s failure to grant one despite the urgency created by an outstanding authorization for Al-Aulaqi’s death, the two groups brought suit challenging the licensing scheme as applied to the representation they seek to provide.
CCR and the ACLU have not had contact with Anwar al-Awlaki.
The OFAC requirements generally make it illegal to provide any service, including legal representation, to or for the benefit of an individual designated as a terrorist. A lawyer who provides legal representation for the benefit of such a person without getting special permission is subject to criminal and civil penalties.
In their lawsuit, CCR and the ACLU charge that OFAC has exceeded its authority by subjecting uncompensated legal services to a licensing requirement, and that OFAC’s regulations violate the First Amendment, the Fifth Amendment, and the principle of separation of powers.
The lawsuit asks the court to invalidate the regulations and to make clear that lawyers can provide representation for the benefit of designated individuals without first seeking the government’s consent.
The OFAC case is currently pending in the U.S. district court for the District of Columbia.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Radiant Praise

The radiant praise;
Flowing freely,
Through the lips
Of a broken heart,
Carries a sweet savor
Unto the Lord:
As an offering,
Lain across Holy fire.
Yea; in His lovingkindness;
Will He exchange
The coat of sackcloth,
For the garment
Of gladness;
Wherein the hallelujahs
Will become as fervent,
As the hosannas.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Joy Of The Child

We must draw our life,
By the ever uplooking
Hunger of the Spirit:
Every moment....fresh,
From the Living One;
For it is He,
Who feeds....who warms;
And who alone quenches:
He must be to us,
All in all;
The Life of the Father,
Must be the joy,
Of the child.

This Life

This life; this self;
Is given to us,
That we may
Sacrifice it:
It is ours,
That we might,
Like Yeshua,
Have something
To offer.

Podcast 10

Podcast 10  Joy In The Lord
is now up at

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Be Joyful In Him

Let all them
That love Thy name
Be joyful in Thee;
For in Thy presence,
Is fullness of joy;
At Thy right hand,
There are pleasures,
For ever more.
Let the Lord
Be magnified,
Who hath delight
In the abundance
Of His servant:
Yea, upon the lyre,
Will I sing praise
Unto Thee;
Oh Jah, my God

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

In The Patient Stillness

In the patient stillness,
Of quiet submission;
The whole of my being
Is one great hush:
No strident passions,
No averse reluctance.
Prostrate at His feet,
I am lifted,
Ever, ever so gently
Into His warm embrace;
Almost as if I,
Had become my prayer;
And my soul,
Is all one supplication.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Podcast 9: Surrender

The newest podcast is now up at:

I do appreciate your many comments.



Sunday, November 14, 2010

Prophesy of A W Tozer @1950

If Christianity is to receive a rejuvenation it must be by other means than any now being used. If the church in the second half of this century is to recover from the injuries she suffered in the first half, there must appear a new type of preacher. The proper, ruler-of-the-synagogue type will never do. Neither will the priestly type of man who carries out his duties, takes his pay and asks no questions, nor the smooth-talking pastoral type who knows how to make the Christian religion acceptable to everyone. All these have been tried and found wanting.

Another kind of religious leader must arise among us. He must be of the old prophet type, a man who has seen visions of God and has heard a voice from the Throne. When he comes (and I pray God there will be not one but many) he will stand in flat contradiction to everything our smirking, smooth civilization holds dear. He will contradict, denounce and protest in the name of God and will earn the hatred and opposition of a large segment of Christendom. Such a man is likely to be lean, rugged, blunt-spoken and a little bit angry with the world. He will love Christ and the souls of men to the point of willingness to die for the glory of the one and the salvation of the other. But he will fear nothing that breathes with mortal breath.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Natural Language

The natural,
Instinctive language
Of our deepest love,
Is surrender:
For the inmost longing
Of this love,
Is to give itself
To its beloved:
Not so much
To acquire,
As to bestow;
Melding into one life,
With a twofold respiration:
Outward to give;
Inward to receive.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Spiritual Maturity

Spiritual maturity,
Is not in the ability to pray,
And receive the gifts,
That God has promised;
It is in the will,
And in the desire,
To wield His passion in prayer,
Until you have surrendered
Fully unto Him,
Everything He has given to you.
The greater battle,
Is not to receive;
But to give
All that we receive,
Back unto Him,
Who so freely gave;
For His use,
And for His glory.

Victory in the Promise

"Job 19:25  For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:
Job 19:26  And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh  shall I see God:
Job 19:27  Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me."

Job, by the grace of Almighty Jah,  knew his Redeemer, and the truths of judgment and life, before Abraham; before Moses; before David or Isaiah; before the Law and the prophets. He was before most all of the people that we know from the Word: but he was NOT before before the Promise; He was NOT before belief in the Promise; and NOT before victory over the adversary in that belief. For the Promise is of Eternity; even from the first unto the last; and that promise gives victory still, today! and tommorrow! as surely as it did in the day of Job!
Praise God; Praise Almighty God!



Surrender .......
To the Risen One;
Complete surrender,
Is both a gift,
And a consumation;
It is the act of a moment,
And the work of a lifetime:
A gripping endowment
 Of sight and power
Awaits thee here;
Implanting new energies,
Carrying a new focus:
For only in the depths
Of the Holy Flower,
Will you find
Its deepest Nectar,
Imparting life,
Eternal and intense.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

To Pray Without Ceasing

To pray without ceasing,
To live a life of prayer;
Is an everliving repose,
In His loving arms:
It becomes the habit
Of the new heart;
The tone and tension,
Of the new nature.
Like the act of faith;
It is a whole life,
Devoted to action:
As deep calling unto Deep,
It is the walk of faith,
In its vital purity.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Natural Lyric

The natural lyric
Of the spiritual life,
Is found in prayer:
Receiving its timbre,
And metre in eternity;
Riding the scales,
Of His infinite love.

It is the song,
Of sublime surrender,
To His redemption,
And His reconciliation,
Between loving wills:
It is God's Eternal Love
Moving in time.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Podcast 7 All of Him

My newest podcast is now up; All of Him. This one is something different I think: I kinda got excited. Give it a listen.

In Prayer

In prayer,
Do we touch
His highest reality;
We are lifted,
Into the atmosphere
Of Divine revelation;
Swept away,
Into the ambience;
Where God's manifestation
Bursts open,
Into His inspiration.