29 November 2005

His name...

I'm in awe of You
All that You have done for me,
- You are Wonderful.

Let me heed Your words,
You guide me along my path,
- Perfect Counselor.

Nothing is too big.
You have conquered all my sins,
- Great and Mighty God.

Set and keep me right,
I long to follow Your steps.
- Eternal Father.

Calm in troubled times,
Freedom from life's burden: sin.
- Loving Prince of Peace.

27 November 2005

Relationships - Singleness Pt 2

Live a single life,
Yet, love and care for others.
Shared joy; Greater joy.

24 November 2005

Relationships - Singleness

Solitary Life
Selfish pleasure for but one.
Life's true rewards lost.

22 November 2005

Prayer for forgiveness

Originally posted here, Nov 15th

I am sorry Lord,
I've been in my will again.
Long for Yours in life.

Live life for Your sake,
Show me how to walk with You
- Honor You only.

Prayer for help and strength

Originally posted here, Nov 3rd

With all, seeking You
Let not distractions pull me,
But seek to know You

Praise, glory to You
Let my life be Your pleasure
Your will, not mine, done.

Relationships - Choice

Originally posted here, Oct 24th

Care for how you act
All relationships matter
Even of strangers

Strangers come and go.
But, true friends stay dear and close
Choose these friends wisely.

Walking in Open Fields and Flowers

This post is based entirely on a short story by Galant. His post came about the time I was addicted to writing haikus often. A bit different from the other things here, but since it was the beginning and I enjoyed it, I'm reposting it.

Leave the beaten path
Let my feet guide at their will
Perfect summer stroll

Enjoying nature
A hidden lesson is sought:
True lasting beauty

Spied across the field
Beauty dancing in the wind
What is its secret?

A simple flower
Smiles with flowers, wind, and sun
Like others I've seen...

Insight dawns clearly:
It sees not nature about,
Dances all for HIM

- Trin


I just wanted a give a brief introduction here as to what this page is for me. First, my name is Tringard; not the name many know me as, but it is the name I use for myself in dream, journal, and online. The expected purpose of this page is to provide a place to collect my thoughts on whatever subject I am currently meditating on.

I was raised Christian, I remember making the concious choice for faith when young (5 years old), but somewhere in my teenage years my (spiritual) growth stagnated. I was no longer living to love God, but instead fulfilling my selfish desires. I put on a good show for those around me, but God knew, and I knew there was more and that I should care. In the last year I've been particularly convicted of this and finally in August made the concious decision to go to all lengths to make God first in my life. To be able to name Jesus as friend so that I might look forward to meeting Him face-to-face one day. To let Him live through me so that I walk in His will and not mine own.

Each week (roughly) there is a new subject I am considering. Often related to the changes appearing in my life, topics of growth, and any other miscellaneous thorns in my brain begging to be explored. After I start forming conclusions, I've been converting the thoughts into Haiku. Perhaps some day I'll try my hand at a new type of verse, but that is the preferred form currently. It is these verses that will be seen here.

I've spent the last few months posting these verses to my Slashdot journal, but have recently decided they needed a better, more personalized context to show up, hence this site. I'll be reposting some of the posts from there, and then posting only here in the future.

- Trin