“The Bible makes it clear that every time that there
is a story of faith, it is completely original.”
~ Eugene H. Peterson, Run with the Horses ~
Throughout all the years of my life, I have been told by numerous people along the way that I should write. And I have. Sometimes poetry, sometimes essays, sometimes special messages for others in cards on special occasions. Sometimes articles on topics that compel my voice to speak up and out against what I believe to be wrong. Other times, I have simply written the words that would free up my soul in a day.
I have always known and sensed this to be true – because, for me, writing is a passion.
It stirs my soul. It nourishes my spirit. It breathes life into my being, all the way to its core. But it’s not the act of writing, itself, that so fiercely lures me into a subtle flirt with words here and a fiery romance there. It’s how the whisper of one soul is entwined within the soul of another when we echo the language of words that can so vigorously communicate love, hope, healing and restoration into another life.
Language fills the space between lives and affirms to another: I see you! I know the thrill of your dreams being accomplished. I carry the weight of your heartbreak. I hear the crescendo of your spirit arising out of the ashes of defeat and I celebrate this birth with you.
Language is satiated with words that can set our souls ablaze. Words? They set my soul ablaze. With passion.
Published March 2015 [first edition] and re-launched January 2018 [second edition]
The Lesson is a true account of two souls colliding in the midst of grace.
This was my story; my testimony to love and how my Saviour, Yeshua, broke open my heart and dusted out the cobwebs of too many years of pain. Sean was the vessel that imparted the lesson of loves constant yearning to heal, repair and restore a soul and spirit back to its original beauty.
I wrote and published this short testimony in 2015 and am grateful to Yahweh for the healing and restoration work already accomplished in the souls of those who read it. Some readers were so deeply affected by the raw truth of this work that they were compelled to read it twice.
This simple soul whisper can be found within the pages of The Lesson:
Sometimes love doesn’t come in a gushing wind.
Sometimes love doesn’t come in a burst of thunder. Sometimes … love just comes softly.