This morning, I took a look at the archives of my writings. The following is the first post I ever put out there for the world to read. As I reflect back on where I’ve been, where I am now and where I would like to go, I keep Christ at center. He is the rock that I stand upon. I pray this morning that … Continue reading A Place of Peace
Enjoy the blessings of a new day! There is splendor to be observed. Continue reading Autumn Is Nearing
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
A message from Bob Beeman. Well worth a few minutes of your time. Continue reading Are you Struggling To Come Back To God?
Question: “What does it mean to worship the Lord in spirit and truth?” Answer: The idea of worshipping the Lord “in spirit and truth” comes from Jesus’ conversation with the woman at the well in John 4:6-30. In the conversation, the woman was discussing places of worship with Jesus, saying that the Jews worshipped at Jerusalem, while the Samaritans worshipped at Mount Gerizim. Jesus had … Continue reading What Does It Mean To Worship The Lord In Spirit And Truth?
Why is it that I cannot find a church that speaks His truth? Only some truths, with a man-made spin? Why is it that the Shepherds are paid? Why is it that Jesus never stood in front of a podium, told people to give ten percent, never had His members… wait, “members?” Where did He say to become a member of a group? Did we … Continue reading Questions From A Searching Saved Soul
I lived within a dysfunctional family. I was once engaged to a woman who had a mother with many problems. Her mom would stay with us for extended periods of time. She was addicted to opiates, and had a plastic pill container full of the daily doses of her medications. Way too many to count. I remember the Tupperware containers full of her prescriptions that … Continue reading Our Deadly Combination
There are some things that are not very good for us. For instance, it is not wise to eat fried foods all of the time. Although it may be delicious, it has numerous ways of harming our health. We may choose to smoke heavily, and that also has its consequences. If we were to drive over flooded roads during heavy rains, we would run the … Continue reading Reaping What We Have Sown
Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. When I was growing up, my grandfather and I would go fishing at times. We would load some fishing gear in the back of his pick-up and head out to a little pond … Continue reading Teaching His Children To Fish For Joy
What do we have bottled up, that is keeping us within the vice of uncertainty? Are the things that hindered security within our childhoods, keeping us in a bondage of some sort, as adults? Do we run from our fears today, because we have never taken the time to release those fears of yesterday? Do we hold fear close to us, because the thought of … Continue reading A Sealed Bottle of Rhetorical Questions
The following is the last chapter of a book titled, “Overcoming Worry Anxiety and Fear.” It is a very well-written book, and it has made a tremendous impact in my journey. Not only is it packed with info pertaining to anxiety, worry and fear, and the devastating grip it can have on people, it is also Christian-based. I am posting the last chapter. It is … Continue reading Why, God?
EPHESIANS 3:18-19 NLT 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love really is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God. … Continue reading Standing On Faith
After many years of hard work, my wife and I are rewarding ourselves with a peaceful vacation to the beach next week! It will be the first time that we have been able to visit since we tied the knot. This week, we will also be celebrating our five year anniversary! We have been very blessed throughout our time together. We have put in many … Continue reading On A Peaceful Shore
There are a lot of scars all over our bodies. I sit and look at all of the little cuts and dings on my hands and arms at times. Some bring back memories, but what had caused most of them I cannot remember. Some are deep. Some are very faint. Sometimes I look deeper, and see the scars inside. Many wounds have cut so deep … Continue reading Deep Scars
Today I woke up. Praise God for another day. It is no surprise to me that I have been going through difficult times lately. I don’t mean in the material world. My life is very blessed with the things that I need. I work hard for what I have. What I mean by difficult times is what is going on within me. I have been … Continue reading A Place of Peace