What We Feed Ourselves

Our selfishness is our demise. This morning I was on the deteriorating social networking site called Facebook. In my experience, the world is becoming more and more consumed by the opposite of selflessness, and the occasional scrolls through the feed on the site are often a reminder. Sure, there are many good things about the site. We can keep up with distant family, share in … Continue reading What We Feed Ourselves

His Waters Never Cease

Many years back, my family and I had taken a vacation to Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. We indulged in many attractions throughout those states. If I recall correctly, we began our vacation in the Pigeon Forge, TN area. There is a large strip that runs through the middle of the town full of tourist attractions. Gift shops, restaurants, amusement rides, a go-kart track, … Continue reading His Waters Never Cease

The Laws Of Love

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.  -Galatians 5:22-23. It has been such a life-changing period of time for my family and I throughout the last year. It is truly amazing how simply choosing a different attitude can transform one into a totally different individual. My part in the … Continue reading The Laws Of Love

Do Not Sound Trumpets To Be Seen

On several occasions I have written about giving to those in need. I’d like to talk about why I do. There was a time within my life when I was extremely greedy. I didn’t have any compassion for others and, to me, the world really owed me. In my eyes, since I had endured so much pain and suffering against my will throughout my early … Continue reading Do Not Sound Trumpets To Be Seen

His Timing Is Not Ours

There is a little creek not far from our home. The road that I travel in the morning on my way to work runs over the top of the creek. I had stopped the other day to admire the beauty. The way the sun was shining through the trees that morning captured my attention. I’m not sure where this body of water runs to? It … Continue reading His Timing Is Not Ours

His Relentless Attack

Yesterday was a true blessing. A loved one and I have been in the process of rekindling our relationship. It has been a lengthy process that started in a little office on the eastside of our city with a certified mediator. Linda has been a licensed therapist for nearly forty years, and she has been a huge player in the progress my loved one and … Continue reading His Relentless Attack

The Gift Of Gratitude

My mother and I lived in a little trailer several miles from the city. We had lived several places within the city before moving to the trailer park. It was a place that was desolate to me. I was about fifteen years old, and depression was becoming a pretty familiar friend at that time. I would spend a lot of my time in my bedroom. … Continue reading The Gift Of Gratitude