Ibex

United States

Christian
as in Presbyterian Church in America
(denomination)
Writer
Novelist
Reader
Ambivert or something
Self-proclaimed band nerd
Planet Earth nerd
etc, etc
Joined September 10, 2019

Message from Writer

Favorite songs (hymns edition):
--Rock of Ages
--It is Well With my Soul
--Be Still My Soul
--Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
--Be Thou My Vision
Go read all the lyrics, I dare you.

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Sometimes I tell stories. Most of the time I rattle my soul until I break and my heart spills out onto the page.

I tell stories not because I want to find God, but because He's already found me.
I don't think I'll ever really understand.

on weakness

June 15, 2020

FREE WRITING

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today there is an ad for secret outlast
letting me know that i won’t sweat if
i just use their anti perspirant
“all the world will see is your strength”
they tell me
ah, well, you know how that goes
since when was i strong enough
to stand up to the enemy and tell him
“no”
to just be patient instead of irritable
to put another’s needs before mine
i sweat when he comes
every time
no matter what deodorant i use
and i never never win
“you got this”
they tell me
but i don’t got this
there’s no strength in these brittle bones
just a whole lot of weak weak weakness
you already know this
you know my heart inside and out
you see the winding paths i’ve taken
you walked among us
you were one of us
you know what it is like to face the enemy
in the desert heat
to be so close to the breaking point
to be broken
shattered like glass pierced by nails
and your sweat fell as drops of blood
you dropped to your knees
beaten down by the enemy himself
but ultimately you emerged the victor
this much i have learned:
only your strength can get me through
the tough times and the temptations
so here’s to my weakness
i need not lean on my own strength
because i have yours

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