Poem: Nailing it!

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When it came to sin
Christ nailed it!
Yet on my own
I failed it!

We’re called to love
Each other
Yet I can’t stand
My brother

We like to say
We’re nice
But pain makes us
Think twice

If you touch on
My trauma
Prepare to feel
The drama

I call my soul
To worship
So He can turn
This warship

Dissolving sin’s
Dividing
Through gracious Re-
Conciling

Let Him rewrite
My story
So all can see
His glory

A Reason to Rejoice

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Update: Through a series of miracles, I am starting my dream job on July 25th as Director of Product at Quilt Data, after less than four weeks unemployed. Thanks for your prayers!

Yesterday I was laid off from the startup I’ve worked at for the last six years.

I am incredibly privileged to be a highly-educated tech worker in a growing industry, from a (formerly) two-income family. But it still hurts. Especially since we haven’t really recovered (financially or emotionally) from my prior layoff.

Which is why this post today from my friends at Pure Glory really spoke to me. Rather than reacting out of fear and dread, I choose to believe God is using this crisis to confront the doubt, deceptions, and division that have stolen my joy and crippled my impact.

Because the only thing truly standing in the way of my destiny is my own sin. So I rejoice that God is using these challenging circumstances to bless, purify and heal me in ways I could never imagine.

No matter how much it hurts.

by Apostle Gabriel Cross God is going deep to heal each one of us. God is dealing with the deep things in your spirit, the hidden things in your …

The Healing Hand Of The Lord

LifeView: Part-y of God [from iHack]

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Over on my professional blog iHack, I’ve been working through the excellent book Designing Your Life. In addition to articulating a philosophy of work (WorkView), they challenge us to write down a philosophy of life (LifeView).

Since that obviously overlaps with my spiritual journaling here, I decided to repost it.

To move forward Together

We must internalize And reconcile

The excluded pain That enabled us

To become Us By creating Them

LifeView (Designing Your Life)