Two Poems

“A Woman’s Heart”
by L.H. Gracy

We move together, and I love your
venerable countenance.
Shining a breath, passing, yet never
will I forget.–

The glowing austere of holiness, or,
the way my mind was lit

aflame: sudden bursts of transcendence,
angel light, nether worlds–destroyed

shattered in Beauty’s eminence. Love

now restored.

All speculation will not slay this

One:
that is,
the glory underneath,
the Greater than the Sun.

A woman’s heart shews forth, and
dispels deceptive will.

A partial, yet complete act
of God’s aesthetic fill.

“Memories that Wander”
by L.H. Gracy

Recalling a melodious pitch,
or forms of movement, thus
Swarms of creatures the mind adventures,
the swooning of the thrush

And while I beckon hitherto,
ineffable thoughts I ponder:
the motive of a person’s word of deed
when that one says, what’s wrong dear?

Further, have I not known
the brilliance of mind on earth–
the one that makes me move in glory,
and relinquish undue search?

If not, will I declare
I must continue onward
And love that which is from above–
those objects and things we ponder.

Memories that wander
stay of place in some sweet nexus
A taste of pondering eminence
a taste of Nature’s Sexes
And while I sit, I wait 
for Heaven’s inspiration
to be greater than the vile amorous
to rejoice in my long sation.

Memories that wander
stay of place in some sweet nexus.

In the Name of Christ!

Romans Persecuting
In the Name of Christ

Speaking in the name of Christ is something that can be misunderstood. It is not the call of religion, but of wisdom and love that compels man to speak most sincerely for the cause of Christ. It is not a delusion that compels man to speak in the name of Christ, but a desire to share the truth. Such a compelling nature is a good foundation for apologetics, being that the foundation of truth rests solely on the Person of Christ; The being of truth, the Word of the Ancient- God Almighty. This desire to speak on behalf of the truth is represented well in the story of Telemachus:

Telemachus was a monk who lived during the time of the Roman empire during the early 5th century. Upon arriving at Rome, beckoned there from his monastic life, he witnessed the depravity of the Roman pagan lifestyle- to include the Gladiatorial combat that took place in the Coliseum.

Upon witnessing the senseless bloodshed that took place in the Coliseum, he cried out, “IN THE NAME OF CHRIST, STOP THIS!” His voice echoed throughout the Coliseum and pin-drop silence followed his proclamation. He became a spectacle; running down into the arena-pit shouting in desperation “IN THE NAME OF CHRIST! STOP THIS!” After an interlude, one of the gladiator’s pushed him aside and rammed a spear into his chest, causing blood to gush from the man’s body.

As he crouched over, bleeding profusely, the whole Coliseum heard him say one last time, “In the name of Christ… stop this…”

Slowly, the people began to get up and walk out of the Coliseum… ashamed.

In our society, it can be difficult to stand-up for the truth.
The truth of that stance is often ridicule and mockery, even by those we may consider our friend.

The Nature of Conformity

Conformity.

It may appear to represent one thing, but in truth it is the attachment one has to the things of this world. The world deals with systems, human and demonic-engineered beliefs and ideologies that display a false-representation of the regenerative and true kingdom of God. Those things come in many shapes, sizes, ideas, colors, blends of emotions, representations of reality; generally anything that sets itself up against the knowledge and Kingdom of God.

I do not know about you; I trust you at your word…but I certainly do not want to live in conformity to things that will pass away. Why would you cling to material things when you can have a mind that moves and flows eternally with the Nature of God?

Noam Chomsky, a professor at MIT, is known for his work in understanding the difference in animal vs. human communication He made a remarkable distinction. Although animals are capable of communication, their scale of communication is conceivably finite- they are unable to achieve an indefinite variety of communication. Humans, Chomsky notes, are able to express themselves through language in an indefinite manner!

Animals have a set pattern of communication:
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low                                    high

Humans have an indefinite communicative ability through language, (such as a humans ability to construct sentences that have never been developed before):

The very colorful and slightly yellow african bush dog likes to use his specialized monocle to tinker and forge new gems of beauty for his collection.

Do not be conformed to a mode of being that others deem as necessary or as cool. Do not be conformed to what society tells you is ok and respectable. Do not be carried off by every gust of wind that blows, instead, be firm and stand strong during those gusts of wind. For even in a hurricane there is a calm and a peace. So too must we remain through the peace of Christ that rules in our hearts.

Remembering what the apostle Paul said:

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. (Romans 12:2)

The Foundation

plato and aristotle

  1.   God is alive and in control. We are made righteous by our faith in Jesus Christ whom is God incarnate. 
  2. There is no God, we are simply the result of time plus matter plus chance.

It seems this is the debate of our time.

Plato (on the left) thought the answer to man’s questions rests in the identity of Our Creator.

Aristotle (on the right) believed that the answers are in the world around us, not in understanding what we cannot see.

What began in Greece over 2,000 years ago is still being discussed today. 

Aristotle, however, admitted that everything must be traced back to an infinite source. Physics has proved the necessity of an infinite source to produce the finite. You may trace the cause of the universe to a singularity (the Big Bang, or “this happened and created this”) but then you must ask yourself, “What was before THAT?” There MUST be a beginning of ALL.

John 1 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word WAS God.” The Word is identified as Jesus Christ, who is the Incarnate Word of God.

Science STILL attempts to say, “well we can trace the beginning of the universe to this period”, but admits that they do not have an answer for the beginning of EVERYTHING as we know it. The only PLAUSIBLE and LOGICAL answer is that there is an infinite, sovereign source from which everything flows. I ask you today to consider this. Science will not unlock all the mysteries of the universe because it fails to address a fundamental problem- “What was in the beginning?

Blessings to you.

-LG

Getting Started!

intelligence

Welcome to my blog!

The purpose of this blog will be to present the truth.

No regrets.

No reservations.

The word erudite is defined as “having or showing great knowledge or learning.” This is precisely the method in which we will approach the truth. In a manner that is scholarlyobjective, and sincere. 

So to introduce myself…

I am a 24 year old male who recently retired from active duty in the Marine Corps. I am finishing my bachelor degree in Philosophy and Religion (dual major), and am the founder of an apologetics ministry at the University of the Incarnate Word. I am a proud husband and currently a father to a loyal German Shepherd named Dennis. I enjoy playing music, and enjoy learning. First and foremost I am a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. I am not here to compromise the validity of my faith, but rather desire to persuade others to see the world through the lens of faith in Jesus Christ.

Having said that…The introductions may persist throughout the course of this endeavor.

Now, let’s begin.

-LG