The Written Word
thorns & thistles
A Message From Dust to Dust
WHY TAKE THESE THORNS & THISTLES? Do you remember the first time your past pricked you? When your habits stung you? When your fears pierced you? When your comfort shook you? When your decisions caused you to bleed? What about when your words convicted you? How do you deal with pain that speaks, but is too difficult for you to articulate? Pain that hurts you in order to help others? Pain that points to purpose? We all struggle to confront our comfy fig leaves, cultivate the fields in which our seed-like realities grow, live in our contaminated freedoms, and digest our unrecognizable fruits. These Thorns & Thistles in poetic form are in this book to help inform, persuade, and compel you to question you, the questioner, meet truth in the flesh, and discover the word in you. You don’t need more reasons to read this book. You have already decided. Whatever your decision, remember this moment. If you refuse to open your present simply because pain is the wrapping paper, your future will not forget.
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Below is a list of resources (books, speakers, pastors, theologians, artists, commentaries, websites, organizations, ministries, etc.) not in any particular order (except for God and the Bible first) that have aided me and will hopefully aid you in wrestling with an array of tough topics and studying, handling, and applying the Word in your life and community. These do not substitute for being in a local church under a Pastor. The Holy Spirit is the primary person who has, is, and will continue to reveal truth to us, so ask him to guide you as you engage these resources, specifically on "what fish to eat and what bones to throw away".
Freely I have received, freely I give! (Matthew 10:8)