Lest you forget why we came.

STEPPING BACK…TO SEE WHERE WE’VE BEEN…

church ov solitude

When I reached the summit of the meadow I had already decided I was out of time to complete the loop I’d been impulsively eyeing. The spring sunshine felt amazing on my skin, but I didn’t trust it to last long. Not ready to turn around, I instead wandered down into a grass meadow I could see through the trees. I ambled downward along the slope until I reached a treeless opening sprinkled with tiny yellow flowers, tall grasses, and in the center, I found myself a flatish rock to rest on.

I sat awhile, got stoned, and stared down into the velvety emerald valley that opened below. When I felt ready, I climbed back up to the crest of the ridge and wandered in the direction of the trail. Just as I was turning back, I saw something high on the hill behind me. A rock outcropping protruded from…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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