Blog Archive: Vincent Chough

The following blogs, if any, are all of the blogs published by Vincent Chough @clayonmyeyes

You are a miner. You dig for precious diamonds. You pick and hammer away and as you get closer to the goal the rock gets harder, denser and darker. The workload increases exponentially. So you take a deep breath and swing away, THWACK! And another...... read more
400 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jun 06, 2012
The world sells us heroism. We have the Avengers and Spider Man and all sorts of other Saturday morning characters that overcome evil through heroic acts. Every young boy wants to grow up and be a superman and defend the weak. Is this what God wants... read more
795 words · ~3 minutes to read · published May 28, 2012
I’m reading by JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. One of the most compelling themes is the Ring itself. It possesses its owner and generates a psychotic jealousy. Many desire the ring and are willing to do anything to have it. One... read more
471 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 26, 2012
Even though those of us living in developed nations live longer and healthier we are more depressed than those living in poor countries. Why is this? World Health Organization (WHO) research shows that mental illness (depression, etc.) is the leading... read more
521 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 21, 2012
How do we respond when we make a mistake? When our actions are repulsive? Ironically it is a chance to receive the grace to contemplate Jesus. Our tiny drop of revulsion is multiplied infinitely and placed upon the Lamb of God. How did God the Father... read more
394 words · ~1 minute to read · published May 02, 2012
So we went fishing son with primitive tackle to the wide river plate. You so still and intent so quiet for your nearly eight years old. And this father watched you as you sat waiting. And my heavenly Father sits watching me. Am I so still? Am I so... read more
89 words · ~1 minute to read · published Apr 25, 2012
Are you facing giants in your life? Is there a big ugly monster standing between you and where you want to be? How do we face down the giants? You gotta have attitude the attitude of a giant killer. A giant is something bigger than us. It scares us.... read more
651 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Apr 18, 2012
On Good Friday we walked the Stations of the Cross on the outskirts of the villa . Given the delicate situation, the parish priest decided that it was best not to go into the heart of the slum. As many know, the Stations depict different stages in the... read more
509 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Apr 16, 2012
Why is betrayal so painful? Because it is born of love. One can not betray one's enemy. We can only betray those who trust us. During Easter week we contemplated Judas betrayal of Jesus. How do we adopt the Savior's loving arms and make them... read more
655 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Apr 12, 2012
I had planned to take a breather, hoping to lighten up and even inject some humor here. Apparently the Lord had other plans... even tragic ones. The killings at Oikos University bring back horrible memories of the Va. Tech massacre in 2007. All murder... read more
1105 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Apr 04, 2012
Living in Buenos Aires presents me with a variety of challenges. Hour long bank lines and cramped train rides where you unwillingly get intimate with your neighbor are but a few. This new challenge will force me to dig deeper. In Buenos Aires a villa... read more
544 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Mar 28, 2012
When I was in my 20's I got a tattoo. At the time my spirit kept silent as I lived completely for the flesh. I thought I was getting a cool dragon tattoo, but upon closer inspection you see that my dragon is wingless. It is more like a serpent... read more
425 words · ~1 minute to read · published Mar 21, 2012
I had been feeling sorry for myself. This fact remained submerged in my subconscious until it was time to surface. Uncertainty about work and ministry had been simmering, so I knelt in prayer and even though my question was, "What do you want me... read more
337 words · ~1 minute to read · published Mar 16, 2012
This process unfolded since day one, hasn't it? To do away with Him, He who just gets in my way. So as the rain falls in the late Argentine summer I reflect on how much I don't need Him. I have insurance policies don't I? I protect myself... read more
369 words · ~1 minute to read · published Mar 08, 2012
Many have heard the story about the man who visited Peter in heaven. Maybe the man was me. Like us all, I carried a cross, and when I arrived I asked Peter, "With all due respect, Peter, this cross I am carrying is very heavy, and I'm tired... read more
706 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Mar 01, 2012
The little boy slipped, fell down and winced, clutching his knee. His entire little face squeezed upon itself saying, "Pain!" Wiping grease from my chin I felt my full belly roll over from its rest half moaning, "What's this?"... read more
308 words · ~1 minute to read · published Feb 21, 2012
Got fear? Finally, I felt it. The Fear of God. Conceptually I knew what it meant true, holy, deep reverence. It's not a fear of being judged or punished, but more like the fear that one has of a raging storm at sea. I have had glimpses of it in... read more
720 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Feb 14, 2012
Last year was intense. At home we dealt with the fiery trials of adolescence, and I had an unexpected career change. Things at times were crazy and chaotic, even violent. But the Lord tucked me under His wing, and I came to a profound understanding... read more
773 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Feb 07, 2012
A Christian life is a prayerful life. It must be this way. I'm seeing this now in the most explicit ways. We have the example of our Master. Luke 6:12 says, "Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and... read more
1097 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Feb 01, 2012
This is a poem I wrote after hearing the news last week about a two year old girl that was killed in one of the shanty towns here in Buenos Aires. Two boys (seven and nine years old) have been implicated in the crime (article link below). The... read more
327 words · ~1 minute to read · published May 27, 2008
Everybody loves receiving gifts. Or do they? Some presents border on the extravagant and we find it hard to accept them or we even refuse them. Then there are those who are gifted, possessing a talent in a certain area of life. Suffering is both of... read more
710 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Mar 10, 2008
Some Christians, and I call them this as they have as much right to the name as any other Christian, carry a dramatically different perspective of faith as compared to "traditional" Christians. They believe in the Messiah as Metaphor. When... read more
525 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Feb 26, 2008
I have what is perhaps a very childish hope. I can't really say that it is a belief, but it is such a strong hope that maybe it rests on the fringe of belief. It's about last minute salvation. For everyone. For the devout nonChristian,... read more
569 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Feb 08, 2008
Sometimes it happens to me like a flash. A glaring silence. God's gone. Suddenly, quietly, and profoundly from my life. It happens in the most impossible moments. During morning prayers or even at Sunday services. Suddenly He just up and leaves.... read more
343 words · ~1 minute to read · published Feb 08, 2008
Hello all. Great to be back here at CB. Its been a while. Lots of new faces and lots of changes. Wow. Been lurking around a bit lately. Ive been working and reading and growing. Praise the Lord for this day. Heres the blog. DUST Im reading a book... read more
353 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jan 08, 2008