Tuesday, August 23, 2005

of john's first letter

there is no fear in love. but perfect love drives out fear, for we fear punishment. the one who fears is not made perfect in love. we love because He first loved us.

Friday, August 19, 2005

no boat...

i am niles.
i am loved.
i am married.
i am a friend.
i am a stranger.
i am a musician.
i am arguably the best guitarist ever known.
i am obsessive.
i am a bad story teller.
i am thus a bad blogger.
i am broken from the fall.
i am being repaired daily.
i am trying to be better than you.
i am trying to stay in the boat.
i am trying to push others out.
i am not getting it.
there is no boat.
new blog, old intro.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

making a playlist

a kidron psalmist
created a playlist
of songs for all to hear.

they listened closely
and sipped on their coffee
looking to settle near,

but music they heard
and strangely it turned
to dust before their ears.

for sound without meaning
sans Christ we retreat to
resounding empty fear.