Ahhh, Sunday morn . . . coffee and Lakota Ann and Living The Circle of Life on KRCL, our local community radio station. It's become a tradition of mine to catch a bit of her radio show which features all Native American music. And it helps keep me in the mood and ambiance as I continue writing my book about a certain paleo-Indian character and tribe . . . tentatively called the Blue Moon Wolf People . . . . Anyway, it's a sweet, innocent and guileless show which is worth a listen if you are ever able, when it's on 7 to 10 am Mountain Standard Time.
After that is the long running "Sagebrush Serenade" which is also a nice break from the usual commercial garbage . . . which showcases some amazing bluegrass and folk music . . . .
What a last few days, starting Friday! . . . . I am just about to leave the hotel, head home . . . up here in Layton, where I've been with Isaac for the past two days/nights. There is a conference which happens once a year Isaac looks forwards to for months . . . saves his money, pays for our room, and I chaperon him while he attends. The timing couldn't be worse right now, with everything I am trying to deal with and stay atop of--the big scramble times a million--but he plans and dreams and talks about it for months . . . and his life is pretty dull and tedious for the most part, so . . . well, gotta do it . . . .
I did make good use of the time, while he is wandering about the conference, attending the panels and contests etc., where I was able to focus on continued research and writing on my book project....
In the midst of this, I did a show with Zeph yesterday, and I think it was probably one of the most . . . unusual? . . . far reaching? . . . hah, some would say "imaginative" . . . that we've ever done.
But time is short, and in these oppressive days, I felt like . . . and God encouraged that . . . we remember some of the WHY to it all . . . . WHY it's worth the fight, the struggle, the persecution, the oppression etc. (An unbeliever right here would say, 'what fight? what struggle? what persecution?' .. . because they do NOT experience being AT TOTAL ODDS WITH THIS FALLEN DEMONIC CULTURE AND WORLD!
And, I know the legalists and certain gatekeeper types . . . will be quick to condemn what I talked about .... But myself, I can't stand those who suck the life and the joy and adventure and the wonder out of THE GOSPEL and it's broader ramifications . . . . I am well aware of the "Christian" pundits who scold and squash what they see as the dangers of talking in terms of "spirituality" . . . "personal experience" . . . "subjective revelation" . . . "mysticism" . . . "feelings" . . . etc. versus THEIR version of truth which is just a clinical, dry, barely intellectual, colorless, flavorless formula whereby ALL must be fit into some so-called "objective" recognition of the fact that . . . Jesus died for our sins.
I understand their fears of speculation, and agree that novelty and speculation and subjectivity UNTETHERED to the rod of Truth . . . is bound to lead to fallacies . . . . But, I think that for the most part, these are secretly control freaks who want THEMSELVES to design and describe the "proper" and "authorized" approach to God and Jesus and the Word . . . .
Darn . . . I can hear the maids . . . the trilling and rolling Spanish approaching amidst vaccums and roller carts . . . coming down the hall . . . to clean room . . . time for checkout and gotta clean up and get outta here . . . .
God bless you one and all,
to be continued . . . .