oswald chambers, one of my main directors in things wise, said, "There are times in the spiritual life when there is confusion, and there is no way out to say there ought not to be confusion." i like this guy! simple, to the point, courageous, and willing to offend. i experience much confusion in my life, and so do all my friends. i also know people who deny that they are experiencing confusion because it doesn't fit into their paradigm of what it means to be a christian or whatever. well, including me sometimes! like last night, it sometimes takes me a minute to even realize i'm confused. this pic is an original painting of mine. even though the tree is bare and the sky is cloudy, grey and dramatic, it's still beautiful, isn't it? i see a stark beauty in such things.