Devotion

Even though it does not actually turn faster, I am exhausted from my efforts. When I reflect, when I meditate, I plug the holes and seal the cracks. My mind organizes, and I see what it is that I have missed.

|closed eyes|Aaron Blakeley

In recent weeks the rowing of life has been slow and trying. A steady grind of always thinking I am not doing what I should be doing. I went on a relaxing camping trip and still had that sinking feeling. The feeling is like a constant nagging in the mind “you have forgotten something important.” I hate it.

The Machinations of Reality

I have heard it said, perhaps it was me that did, “Everyday is good. The question is am I good in it.”

|The Moon|Aaron Blakeley

People around me sit and talk kindly to each other with smiles and nods. They drink their coffee, some order it. My favorite coffee shop Bridge 281 happens around me Longview is happening around me, and I am happening to it. Lately, the world even my own personal one has been fraught with circumstances and decisions that break like waves. They get the white froth at the peak and then you can’t look away until ...

Category: Thoughts

Somewhere in Texas the waves still flow and they still bend the light.

Somewhere in Texas the waves still flow and they still bend the light.

|some waves and some light|Aaron Blakeley

On Sunday I watched as waves swelled towards the bank of a murky lake. As the waves began to move through tall lake grass, it revealed that the water was not murky but clear, it was beautiful. The water looked murky because of the bottom of the lake. Once it was spread thinly along the shallows, it acted as a lens bending the light and bending the grass. I sat there in the lake holding ...

Category: Thoughts

The Smallest Unit

It’s like iron blaming the gate for rusting.

|One Of The Smallest Units|Aaron Blakeley

The smallest unit is the most important piece of any physical structure. Imagine a building made of steel beams and rivets when suddenly the molecular bonds that hold the atoms together come undone, this holds true for so many things. It holds true for relationships. The smallest part of society, culture, community, and relationships is the individual. When the individual falls apart, then everything else does too.

Category: Thoughts

That Selfish Thread That Ruins

This is the only truly trustworthy metric for life success in fatherhood, career, and marriage.

|Lucid moments alone|Aaron Blakeley

I desperately want to be pleased by the mud pies and murky waters of satiated cravings rather than the infinite Glory of God’s “well done my good and faithful servant.” My reward is Christ himself; my pleasure is his embrace and the fruits of his character and spirit. This is the only truly trustworthy metric for life success in fatherhood, career, and marriage.

So You Have Something To Give

Human love is funny, you can give and give and eventually you have poured out everything you have and all that is left is the muddy silt at the bottom. The muddy silt of compliments and servitude with a veiled attitude of bitterness.

|A little R and R|Aaron Blakeley

Inspiration, clarity, something to keep you going. Human love is funny, you can give and give and eventually you have poured out everything you have and all that is left is the muddy silt at the bottom. The muddy silt of compliments and servitude with a veiled attitude of bitterness. Our love does not refill itself, in the same way, we don’t keep on going with boundless unstoppable energy without falling unconscious or needing to ...

What is significance?

The truth is far more glorious and full of profound, mysterious significance.

|Just a boring man|Aaron Blakeley

What is significance? Sometimes we leave such speculations to the university learned or the clergy. In today’s world, we rarely embark on the adventure of discovering anything. We feel that we have to be qualified or learned. The truth falls somewhere in between. In our adventures of discovery, we become qualified. It occurs that the decision on significance is better handled in the hands of those that would live a life outside of pure learning. ...

Compassion Fatigue

indifference to charitable appeals on behalf of those who are suffering, experienced as a result of the frequency or number of such appeals.

|An attempt to encourage myself|Aaron Blakeley

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”607″ img_size=”large” alignment=”right” style=”vc_box_circle_2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Have you ever cared for someone deeply but felt that care erodes away at everything you might have given them. Deep-seated love gives way to a feeling of enviable annoyance and bitter resentment. Maybe the same things have been said with calm love but suddenly come out in frustrated yelling. Perhaps you have expectations that continually go unmet. Maybe the effort it would take to express your needs was consumed doing ...

The Chief End of Man

The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. What a great thing God has done in us as humans.

|Aaron Blakeley - A terrible habit|Aaron Blakeley

The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. What a great thing God has done in us as humans. Created in his image, presented to him as a bride, saved despite our many transgressions. Tooled to consummate our many passions in praise and adoration. Man will worship something. Despite his belief in a deity he will worship. Most worship work or self. Some worship others or the earth. There is ...