I don’t write for likes, and I don’t look for praise. I do not hope for popularity, but recognition does amaze. It stimulates the emotions. It causes me to dig deep into my psyche and put to word what I have lived. It provides for me a drive to share what I have known. All the ways I have fallen short, as well as how … Continue reading A Word Or Two
The man who broke her heart. The perfect moment in time. The day they plunged into the cold lake after two bottles of wine. The day he lost his fortune, after pissing it away. The night the bridge had closed after her brother jumped into the bay. The long line at the soup kitchen, where they ran out of supply before the man could get … Continue reading Memory
This journey of mine has really led me to some very interesting places within myself. In retrospect, I am seeing just how much wasted energy has been placed upon becoming my negative thoughts, opposed to simply observing them. This morning, I am thinking deeply about the difference, as well as the development of the strategies I have encountered throughout the journey that have kept / … Continue reading So Much More
It has been humbling in recent weeks to recognize how so many individuals are incredibly self-absorbed. My wife and I sometimes watch a television show about couples who are married at first sight. They have no knowledge of each other preceding the union of marriage. Throughout the period of several weeks, the couples go through the processes of getting to know each other, while three … Continue reading Lacerations
Great insight, by Rick Thomas. Christian Legalism: People-Pleasing and Performance Traps There is a “form of legalism” that tempts us to smuggle a desire for approval into our sanctification. It’s the individual that God has given the gift of regeneration, but people-pleasing and a performance trap has captured him. These believers live with an internal grading system of pass or fail, according to their most … Continue reading Is Jesus Enough?
Misinterpreted words can make or break the man. They can plant their feet on solid ground, or disturb the places where they stand. Do we spend more time communicating, or analyzing limited text? Do we know what our neighbor is trying to say if we don’t hear what is next? We assume based on the limited and things get in the way, like … Continue reading Is That Right?
A fear that is always constant as they read the pages of old. The God of wrath and anger. The believer loves to scold. They see how God destroyed and despised the child He’d made as they carried on rebelling– following the course the serpent laid. They tell others to obey, not seeing how they fall short in the exact same manner as … Continue reading The Accused