Posts Tagged who we are

The Same Thing Only Different

Bubbles and Lies

Bubbles are much like lies 

They usually come in bunches

One leading to another

Obscuring the truth of who we are


But they soon drift away

Leaving the others to burst in time

And always sooner than we expect

We are exposed to the world


Some are big, some are small

Some reflect the light in beautiful ways

Fooling those who witness them

But only for a short while


Bubbles and lies cannot survive

Unless time can be stopped

Or the expelling of them does not

Or… they become our truth


What will we do

When the bubbles are all gone

When the world sees us clearly

As we stand naked and ashamed


Will we hang our heads

Or quickly dip into the jar

Wave our arms and like magic

Remain a figment of our delusion



Copyright © C. Mashburn 2011

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Choose Wisely, My Friends

I have come to the conclusion that all things from our pasts have combined to mold us into the persons we are; and the things of today and tomorrow will continue to shape us. In our younger years, we were influenced by parents, teachers, friends, and others. But once we stepped out on our own, we became responsible for our own lives and we began to be shaped by our choices.

We sometimes—too often, I think—regret our choices, and blame ourselves for our lot in life. Other times, we want to place the blame on those who helped form us during those early years. Sometimes… we even blame God.

old men talking (2) quote

Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10


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Being Free

Life’s a puzzle, and the end result—who we are—is determined by the pieces of it. Everything we see, hear, say, and do, and everything those around us see, hear, say, and do, comes together to form the person we become. And the thing is, the puzzle is never quite finished. We are forever a work in progress. Read the rest of this entry »

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