TRIPTYKON – Aurorae (Ear Worm)

This mind is tired of war
Of misery and pain
A spirit wasting away
Like rivers to the sea
A spirit wasting away
In this agony
Unable to breathe
Calm rivals fear
On this earth
A spirit wasting away
In this misery
The weariness of days
A life turned relict
Nothing else remains
A spirit wasting away
These bones have been burned
And hatred shall not last
The tools of sorrow cast
Have become the past
A spirit wasting away


Ear Worm: Amorphis – You I need

I was born as all the world here was born
As tones, words and stories of the primeval song
I need no bow, I need no sword
My kingship’s known to gods
Let their song go on

I need you to be the guide
The mirror to the sky and sea
Portray all above and below
The gate of life and death

The sea of my loneliness
It needs to have a sky
To go with my story
I also need to have your words

Like a king has his moon
A queen has her sun
To make the song go on

Make the song go on
The creator of gods
Make the song go on and on
On and on

Be my guide of life and death


Drinking Poison

I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, does not receive us.
3 John 9

Actress Carrie Fisher got it right when she said, “Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” Resentment eats away at our joy. It is a thief that must be removed from the premises of our hearts. Resentment caused Cain to kill Abel, enraged Saul against David, pitted Jonah against the people of Nineveh, caused Herodias to seek John’s head on a platter, prompted Judas to betray Jesus, and bedeviled Paul by those who resented his prominence.

The apostle John, too, faced resentment from those who wanted to feel self-important. In the little book of 3 John, we have thumbnail profiles of three men. The first, Gaius, was known for his generosity (verses 1-8). The last, Demetrius, was known for his good testimony (verses 12-14). But between the two was Diotrephes (verses 9-11) who resented John and wouldn’t let him minister in his church. Imagine! Turning away the venerable apostle John! That’s what resentment will do to you.

Do you harbor any resentment toward another person? Confess it to God and let Him wash the poison from your heart. Let His love rule the day.

[God] bears no grudges. The Lord would not have His people harbor resentments, and in His own course of action He sets them a grand example.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

In Memory of my dad

I was working on this when my dad was really sick. I never got a chance to complete it because the application license ran out. My father has since passed away, but every time I hear this tune, it brings back memories of his struggle with COPD.

Love you dad.