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Sunday, July 15, 2007

My Own Prison

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Blogger Mrs Zeke said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwNefEbBIe8

7/17/2007 02:32:00 AM  
Blogger señor jefe said...

First of all, let me say, Creed sucks!

Whew! Okay. I feel better.

I don't buy into the concept that "I've created my own prison". I was born into it.

Still, how responsible am I if I am given the keys, and neglect to open the doors and experience the freedom just given to me... or was I predestined not to unlock the door? hmmm

:)

7/17/2007 08:46:00 AM  
Blogger Mrs Zeke said...

Now Jeff, are you sure they suck or are you just being all punk rock and not liking them cause there an easy target?....huh?...:)

If prison is anything that one might do that would sit between God and them in a sense, then if you were born into it then your actions without free choice ... or something like that.

Kc I don't know why the song you posted reminded me of the one I linked to. I thought I would have figured that out when I got up this morning but no luck. I'll be brilliant tomorrow

Be loved you are

7/17/2007 10:42:00 AM  
Blogger dorsey said...

Whether we create it ourselves or are born into it, it's a phenomenon that, once freed from it, we still tend to run back inside. The bars of a cell are a far more concrete parameter than the open space of freedom. Sometimes, I think the prison feels easier.

There's a Stephen Curtis Chapman (yes, I know) lyric that says:

Mirror, mirror on the wall
who's the biggest fool of all?
You don't have to answer
Cause when I look at you, I see
a man who's set free from his chains
acting like he's still a slave
to the prison he's been set free from .


That prison can be sin and separation, or that prison can be religion. Walking in freedom, without falling into one or the other, is the narrow path.

7/18/2007 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous cole said...

this is my papa ron's grandson cole i liked your song

cole

7/18/2007 09:19:00 AM  
Blogger Mrs Zeke said...

Dorsey I think we run into our prisons because it is how we define ourselves. We don't have the eyes that God sees us thorough so we see ourselves often times through our prison or sin. That is when we see the difference between God and ourselves and the vast distance Jesus had to cover with the Cross.

When we do leave our prison we often walk into another but with the hope as we walk into the second we know God has the key. Prisons look the same but maybe if we are lucky enough with some time extended by Grace we see them for what they are and keep going because we allow God to lead us out.

Something like that anyway.
I love you

7/20/2007 04:20:00 PM  
Blogger Kc said...

Thanks all for your thoughts. I apologize once more for failing to keep up with my own post.

Jeff I appreciate your gentle approach but I would have hoped that by now you would feel free to speak plainly; in other words tell us how you really feel! (grin)

I’m tempted to discuss the theological implications but I don’t want to detract from the point that Dorsey has so eloquently made.

Lady Z I think there are several parallels between the link you offered and this one. Neither song is CCM or Gospel music yet both have spiritual messages. It’s doubtful either will be heard by many in the community of believers but more likely by those who need to believe. Could this music then be considered Evangelical? Hmmm……

Dorse you must be brilliant since we see this the same way (hehe). I would only say that it is sin and separation either way regardless of whether we justify ourselves or condemn ourselves.

Brother, please keep us posted on those two dear missionaries. They’re very much in our hearts, on our minds and in our prayers.

Welcome Cole! I like it too, especially the second verse. Did you know that the lion he is singing about that holds the key is Jesus? :-) Give Grandpa a big hug for all of us.

7/22/2007 04:33:00 AM  
Blogger dorsey said...

Update:

It took my missionaries seven hours to fly from Philadelphia to Miami on Saturday, due to weather in Florida. Consequently, they missed their connecting flight to Guatemala City. The next available flight is tonight (Monday), so they're stranded for now.

Before they left, I told them, "There's only one Spanish word you need to know -- flexibilidad. Flexibility is the only characteristic you need to bring to the table because the only thing you can count on is the unexpected."

This should amply demonstrate that their husband and father is a prophet, whose advice should be heeded at all times. So I've got that going for me.

7/23/2007 08:40:00 AM  
Blogger Kc said...

Many thanks for the update brother. I was just before coming after it. ;-)

7/23/2007 08:48:00 AM  

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