From the Ashes

From the Ashes

Seek turmoil wisely; from within is death, from without is sin - but through Christ, seeking turmoil breeds life.


Let die the aesthete in you

13 Oct 2022 1 minute read 0 comments fenix-aarizon

I felt a tenacious pull to a wonderland. Was that happiness drifting through the focusing lens of the slide projector that is my state of mind, my frame of reference to draw experience of the human condition? Happiness occurs to me like a distant mem...

Satan isn't "bad," he's fallen, like you and me.

13 Oct 2022 3 minute read 0 comments fenix-aarizon

I loathe stuck on planet nowhere to be seen Earth; home of convenient plastic body bags for the dead and a great empire of innovation for the living and yet to be born. We are all here – struggling with sexual impurity and you Satan – you want to dis...

Fighting for God's grace and overcoming the aesthetic stage

3 Oct 2022 9 minute read 0 comments fenix-aarizon

Riding a motorcycle reminds me every time I suit up; I am fighting for my place in life. Accordingly, I recall an Elder informed a group of men, "We must fight for God's grace." Whether we are fighting for our place in life or we are fighting for God...

Conscious rising from ashes

8 Jun 2022 18 minute read 1 comment fenix-aarizon

We must become conscious of wrongdoing before we are able to create real change in our life. Table of Contents Consciousness of choice Regarding sexuality Consciousness of fear as change Recognizing fear for what it is Saving our self from fear...

People watching & A Mother's Day letter from Mom

9 May 2022 6 minute read 0 comments fenix-aarizon

Woman writing a letter by cottonbro from Pexels The one who sits alone, who evades church and is picky of pens. The one who will go great lengths to prove himself correct. The one who becomes comfortable with being seen. One who enjoys writing, altho...

What do women want? This From the Ashes

8 May 2022 15 minute read 1 comment fenix-aarizon

Photo of married couple by Tammy Mosley from Pexels This is far removed from the last post in Fenix Mind Dump; one which made me seem like a womanizing, self-interested bloke. That was a cringe post. Never mind it though; I think without the lows of...

Not control as much as a surrender

1 May 2022 2 minute read 0 comments fenix-aarizon

Photo by thanhhoa tran The purpose of being in control of our thoughts (or surrendering them to the right authority (God; not the devil)) go along with knowing when and how to act; not acting out of spite, not acting out of selfishness. The idea is t...

The wages of sin is death. Don't you agree?

21 Apr 2022 4 minute read 0 comments fenix-aarizon

Photo by Dziana Hasanbekava from Pexels Surrender Completely Through Christ, we get control by forfeiting to God. By surrendering to Him our everything,we should not walk proudly or be testing his grace. We should not peacock our desire to sin, becau...

Would getting what we want really make us happy?

21 Apr 2022 12 minute read 0 comments fenix-aarizon

Photo by Ivan Oboleninov from Pexels This is about (lucid) dreaming, desire, fantasy, and surrendering to God. The fact that I cannot seem to focus on one topic is perhaps an extension of how much I desire to draw meaning between the parallels of the...

Emotional fortitude through nonconformism

21 Mar 2022 3 minute read 1 comment fenix-aarizon

Photo by Tiff Ng from Pexels   Emotional constraints One of my most sought ideals relates back to emotional stability. Perhaps because this is because I feel strongly about things - when I do. When I feel strongly, it means whichever emotion I feel,...