Stay Inside

The chilling wind carrying rains of darkness, beating upon the world. It brings the memories of mornings, without; a time when life was much like the calamity outside — no light for sight. No cover for the damp. No insulate for the chilling condition. What if the day brings promising light with the same calamities? Like those days of old.   “Ambient radiance?” No. Just … Continue reading Stay Inside

Soapbox Sabotage

Why do His children fool themselves by believing the obvious lies? Pulling wool over their own faces; blinding prideful eyes. Point to Scripture — and if they don’t like — they talk and talk some more. They talk around the sin at hand, while tiptoeing for the door. If in error, or if doctrine corrected, the proud man makes excuse. If you back it up … Continue reading Soapbox Sabotage

Chapter One

Today will be an entire chapter being written in the now Not yet finished-  not completed until the moments have shown me how   Today will be a choice to allow this chapter to unfold Forgetting the words of yesterday forgiving the mistakes its chapter holds   Today is like a breath inhaled, then let go A single, escaping breath a single chapter, not yet … Continue reading Chapter One

One Of Two Ways

How often others are so incredibly determined to seek and destroy, simply because they themselves are already destroyed in some way. From here on out, there will be a small group of atheists peeking at my posts and seeking an opportunity to cut me down. It’s been a tough last few days going back and forth with these people who desire to pull anyone and … Continue reading One Of Two Ways

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

We Will Not Be Shaken…

Several weeks ago, my family and I had taken a trip to Panama City Beach. It is a city that is located just shy of the location that hurricane Michael had torn through within the Florida panhandle. Panama City and Mexico Beach have experienced a devastating storm which has left people without power, homeless and broken. Unfortunatly, a few have also died. The Category 4 … Continue reading We Will Not Be Shaken…

Just A Thought

It’s Monday, and I am just waking up. I am sitting and thinking about many things. Yesterday was a great day of fellowship with a friend of mine. It was a good feeling this morning to stop and think about the friendship and lessons we had taught each other. I’m thinking about the wasted years. Those years of filling my life with filth. The opposite … Continue reading Just A Thought

It’s Time To Move On

I was walking through my place of employment the other day when something really hit me. A verse had entered my mind. I started to really meditate on what it says… Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. – Eph. 4:31 (NLT) There has been a deep rage stemming from a very unhealthy … Continue reading It’s Time To Move On

Our Need To Be Liked, No Matter The Cost

We pass the many homes lining the streets. At a glance, they are usually still. We see the exterior boundaries that surround an unknown world inside. In the evening, early morning or during a cloudy day, we may see a light through a window. We may occasionally catch a glimpse of movement. Those exterior walls guard against intruders. They provide safety and security. All of … Continue reading Our Need To Be Liked, No Matter The Cost

This Too Shall Pass

I pulled over on my way home from work today, and just spent some time being mindful of His ever-changing world. The splendor of His life. Today was difficult. It really is going to be different from here, until I don’t know when? I had to put something away for now. I had to put it down. A relationship that I have held onto for … Continue reading This Too Shall Pass

When No One Understands, He Does

I have an ongoing struggle with a loved one which brings out things that are not Christ-like. I can fervently pray, listen to His Spirit speak, know just what I should be doing, and still the frustrations have their control. The advice I am given is not enough. The flaws that I am displaying within this predicament are often seen by others, and those others … Continue reading When No One Understands, He Does

The Fractured Lens Of Our Focus

There has been many bad habits I have developed throughout my life. It started with a simple beginning. That first time I had chosen to smoke a cigarette, drink a cup of coffee, snort a line of meth, or say that first curse word. All of these things transformed into a lengthy battle within that I would lose, many times over. All of these things … Continue reading The Fractured Lens Of Our Focus

My Darkness Is Never Void Of Light

When we are facing a trying time, whether it be a struggle within that seems to have no remedy. A time of unanswered prayer. A situation which tears our emotions to shreds. The uneasiness caused by a lack of understanding. Whatever the case, we must remember who cares. Sometimes we have very few who care. Many times, people are so focused on themselves that they … Continue reading My Darkness Is Never Void Of Light

Personal Struggles Are Sometimes Revealing, And Refining

I sometimes hate weekends. My wife has a third-shift job that she works on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. My kids go to their grandparent’s house for the weekend most of the time. Saturday is a day of rest for me, and let me tell you, it is a much needed time for me. I have a very physical job, so rest is something that I … Continue reading Personal Struggles Are Sometimes Revealing, And Refining

In His Time

Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD! -Psalm 27:14 (ESV) Sounds easy enough, right? Wait for the Lord to heal a loved one of cancer? Wait for the Lord to bring us peace after the death of a loved one? Wait for the Lord to take the heroin addiction away from a brother? We want it … Continue reading In His Time