Posts by Charlie Jesch


I don’t know what it is about the season of life that I feel is just beginning to blossom before me, but I feel unusually drawn to a sarcastic and seemingly nihilistic outlook to much of life. The odd thing about this, is that I feel like feeling this is truer to myself, than the me that tries to be hopeful, the me that tries to do what is expected. The issue for me in this time, is that I hear voices all around saying sarcasm and...

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My brokenness is something that I have intentionally made elusive in my mind. It’s not that I fool myself into believing that I am not broken, or that I put on a facade where I present myself as being “good,” but rather it is because of my own awareness of my brokenness and my fear of being vulnerable.   The sense of feeling my weaknesses, my shortcomings, my pride and my greed exposed and known terrifies me. I live in a constant fear...

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I do not make my bed. Most mornings I’m out of bed at 5am and getting ready for work. This is a full hour or more before my wife needs to wake for her work. It would make very little sense for me to attempt to make the bed with her still dead asleep in it. But making the bed is not Tish Warren’s point in chapter two of Liturgy of the Ordinary. Rather she puts forward a challenge, one that I have been growing more and more familiar...

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Do I believe this? Did the community of Creation, the Trinity, God, make this day? What does it mean that this day, this very day, was made by the God? How am I to respond to this? When I awake, I rarely am thinking that the Lord made this day. Throughout my day, it is not a thought that comes into my mind. So do I believe it? To be honest, I don’t know.  I look around and see pain. I live in pain, despair…hopelessness....

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