These are entries in the journal of my journey with Jesus Christ. In a sense, this journey started long before I was born. That sort of makes a mess of the time-line…but that’s not very important. They are my observations, pieces of inspiration, frustrations, tokens of worship and gratitude.
Sometimes I wish I could sing, but I don’t think I have the voice for that, nor the skill, or heart. I really do appreciate those who do it so well. There are some who wish they could write, but just can’t seem to find the right words, phrases or just the time. I, as many others do, just love to read – and listen to good music. But I also believe that everyone can write. It may not be poetry, but when you make the time, you will find the right words and phrases.
I believe the essence of ‘speech’ is communication. And I use ‘speech’ here to refer to ‘speaking and writing’. So I believe it does not really matter what form something is ‘said’ in, as long as the intended message gets across clearly, be it in verse or simple prose. There are often-times elegance in simplicity, where beauty might struggle to show in structure. And there might be no point in writing poetry, if your intended message gets lost in all the accessories and formalisms.
Basically, what I have here aren’t attempts at poetry, though there may be rhymes and titles and abstractions and thematic structuring…and a few others. What they really are, are my attempts at communicating with myself – and whoever else is interested – without being too long-winded.