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This February, I have released the second video from my “12” series on the Christian Spiritual Disciplines. This poem is called “Chew” and is about the discipline of mediation. I wanted you all to be able to hear the story behind the poem and video. If you’d like to see the video for “Chew” click this link: http://www.dbpoetry.com/meditation

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2013.

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Merry Christmas! 

If you would like to purchase this video to show to your church or family and friends you may do so here: http://skitguys.com/videos/item/merry-christmas

Thanks so much! 

-David 

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Birthday Giveaway!

Greeting Friends, 

To celebrate my 26th birthday (November 11th), I’m giving away my first full-length album, “Return Return”, for FREE all week! I’ve been so blessed to be able to perform my poetry around the world these past 5 years and a lot of that is due to you, my fans, for making that possible. That is why I’m giving away Return Return as a thank you too all of you.

Please feel free to download this album and pass the link along to others you think may like it. By entering your email you’ll get a couple emails a year letting you know when I’ll be touring in your area. 

Thank you so much for your support and encouragement. I hope you enjoy the album. 

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Confession (A Parable)

The Gospel is like two brothers who made a pact to tattoo every sin they committed onto their flesh. At the end of every week they would compile a list of their sins and take it to a local tattoo artist. The needle and ink painter would look at the list and fathom up a creature or symbol that represented the list brought to him by the brothers. Dragons and skulls, thorns and chains, numbers and icons began to fill the skin of each brother.

 

It wasn’t long before a holy man saw their ink and preached to them the Gospel of Jesus Christ that forgives the sins of man.

 

Both brothers believed the good news and were baptized. But, of course, their tattoos stayed fixed upon their flesh.

 

The older brother immediately found his markings hideous and grotesque, a gruesome reminder of the path of sin that had now become so shameful to him. Therefore, the older brother had his tattoos surgically removed, so onlookers would be able to see his clean skin and know that God had saved him from sin through his son Jesus.

 

The younger brother, however, kept his art. He started focusing, not on the ink, but on the clean places between his sinful paintings. He figured that if everyone submitted themselves to his tattooed-task, they would look upon his clean skin with envy, thinking him more holy and deserving of grace than themselves. Not wanting anyone to stumble, and not wanting to give himself any platform from which to judge, the younger brother kept up the practice of tattooing his sins on the clean spaces upon his flesh.

 

After many years the younger brother was black from head to toe, covered with transgressions, while the older brother was spotless and clean.

 

One day the two brothers once again happened upon the holy man that had shared the Gospel with them those many years ago.

 

Looking at the brothers up and down seeing, not only their skin, but the content and color of their hearts, the holy man spoke. “Blessed are you who have not buried your trespasses, but have worn them as a badge and a testimony for all who look on. The grace of God is apparent in your life and you have no ground on which to judge another ink-stained sinner. For though your skin is stained, your heart is pure.”

 

Then the holy man looked upon the spotless older brother, “Pity. Pity I have on you oh spotless one. For you have sinned as much as your brother, but have hidden it from yourself and from others. Look at your heart. From its hidden darkness you judge your brother’s flesh. You have cleaned up your appearance so well that you fancy yourself better than others. For though your skin is pure, your heart is black as ink.” 

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They told me to do this. #mobmentality #awkwardselfie #capacity2013 / on Instagram http://bit.ly/19fHOZF

They told me to do this. #mobmentality #awkwardselfie #capacity2013 / on Instagram http://bit.ly/19fHOZF

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Sharing a few pieces with some future leaders of the Church today in partnership with LifeChurch. / on Instagram http://bit.ly/1dStcgy

Sharing a few pieces with some future leaders of the Church today in partnership with LifeChurch. / on Instagram http://bit.ly/1dStcgy

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At the doctor’s office for this sinus infection that refuses to quit! / on Instagram http://bit.ly/15V76sM

At the doctor’s office for this sinus infection that refuses to quit! / on Instagram http://bit.ly/15V76sM

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"Divinity immersed itself in humanity
Humbly taking on flesh, scorning vanity.”
#FallsCreek / on Instagram http://bit.ly/14khOdn

"Divinity immersed itself in humanity
Humbly taking on flesh, scorning vanity.”
#FallsCreek / on Instagram http://bit.ly/14khOdn

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"Withdraw into my side.
Withdraw and be made mine.
Withdraw and with me stay.
Withdraw into my way.”
#FallsCreek / on Instagram http://bit.ly/1dIls0A

"Withdraw into my side.
Withdraw and be made mine.
Withdraw and with me stay.
Withdraw into my way.”
#FallsCreek / on Instagram http://bit.ly/1dIls0A