The following is a personal testimony. This testimony is intentionally being placed within categories that Christians frequently post, with the intent of many of them realizing how I personally view many of the writings found within. I will start by saying that I will be direct and blunt within my testimony. Honesty is the best policy. With that, I will not be pointing fingers directly … Continue reading Beatdown
There has been a running focal point of frustration within the writings that I choose to post, and I thought I would take the opportunity to explain why this morning. I’ve been upset with the “church” experience, many times over. Yes, one can tell me the usual, “No one is perfect.”, or the standard, “You must go to church. God commands it!” Although I agree … Continue reading A Little Insight…
The innocence we portray, as though we are not guilty in any way, is the lie that we rise to greet each day, and it’s colorful demise is brightest on Sunday. Even as some gather between the mortar and brick the lie returns tomorrow, and there, they will pick to ignore all that was claimed in the pious clique under the steeple where deception made … Continue reading The Son of Today
I think it’s interesting to see so many people endlessly try to explain God (or the many facets of God) within their personal view of Him. All the while, existing within a reality of limited understanding, claiming to know a God they’ve never met, knowing for certain there was/is complete truth in their experiences. “Holy Spirit said to me“, or, “I know from a dream, … Continue reading Observing the Obscured
I am exhausted. Not physically, but mentally. It is just before 5 a.m., and I am already there. It didn’t take long for me to arrive here. I tend to avoid social media in the morning, as I have found that it is getting to be less about sharing the personal joys of family and friends and more about slandering, with some really distasteful content … Continue reading The Public Announcements
Today is one of those days when I am done with trying so hard to tell myself that I’m not going to hell. In this very moment of my life, I am thinking that I’ll probably end up there. I’ll explain… This whole blog of mine is centered around the living Christ and the work He has done, does and will do in me. So, … Continue reading Killing Us Softly
Let’s get down to brass tacks… You’re sometimes not as faithful as you claim, and you are probably afraid to admit it. Yes, it’s true. There is so much left undone within every single person’s walk with the Lord. There are things that you have not done correctly in the eyes of our perfect Father. Each and everyday, you screw something up. So, you aren’t … Continue reading Not Really Yours To Claim
As I waited for my wife to arrive home from work this morning, I was reflecting on the terrible dream I had last night. It was about my wife and her life of drinking, infidelity and the complete slap in the face when she had told me that we were finished. What a terrible, realistic experience. I love my wife, and I know that she … Continue reading Just A Thought
Some of the most judgmental people I know are the religious people who call themselves, “Christian.” What is it with the people who claim to be, “right with God?” They may be washed in the blood, but are they allowing that sacrifice to continually purify? Are they not really being honest with themselves, or Him? Do they use their religion as an excuse to point … Continue reading Blindly Trapped Within Ourselves
For the past few days I have been hung up on the abusive words of my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. Before I am judged as a hypocrite, I would like to explain how and why I have been feeling this way. So often I read the words of others. There are categories and topics that I follow on WordPress that I will not … Continue reading The Mean and Abusive Christian
My blog is not an argument or debate ground. I place my view within sight for others to read. My views are solely my own. If you disagree with what I choose to write or post, that is fine. I will not respond to debate. Everyone is entitled to their individual walk with the Lord. We have that choice. But what we choose to … Continue reading What Does His Holy Spirit Teach You?
Maybe you have seen it in a movie or experienced it? A very loud explosion erupts and deafens an individual. There is nothing but a nearly silent, high-pitched ringing that drowns out the continuing war. Bombs explode. Gunfire is blazing past, but the individual is only able to hear the hum. Temporarily unreceptive to what could be heard, and forced to only rely on the … Continue reading Silencing The War
The waiting game. So often we await. I’m currently waiting for a person to change. They refuse to take the steps needed to improve. I really love this person. Today, I have to set the necessary boundaries with this person. I’ve prayed about it, meditated on the ways to go about it, and I fully trust that the Lord will fix the mess. If you … Continue reading Stop Watching The Clock
Just to clarify, I’m not talking about sitting on the floor, legs crossed with index fingers and thumbs together. I’m speaking of meditating on His Word. Today, I would like to talk about my personal experience with meditation. There was a very painful time in my life that involved my wife and children leaving our home. Several years ago, my mind was comparable to a … Continue reading The Power Of Meditation
If you have been reading my posts lately, you have seen the writings about the therapy sessions I have been attending with a loved one. We had another session this past Thursday. I would like to share some key lessons we both have learned within our time together. For anonymity purposes, I will only refer to the person as my loved one. My loved one … Continue reading Presently Within
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…
There are actually many gods in our lives. Little ones. Little idols that we believe have little, or no control over us. We can proclaim Lord as Lord, but what about the things that lord over us? Should they go without mention, or unrecognized? There was a time when cannabis has great control within my life. I lived for it. It was a necessity. I … Continue reading My Sweet, Precious Necessities!
The countdown clock to the opening production. The lights, fog, perfectly tuned sound, huge monitors, nicely dressed performers and the perfectly scripted commentaries. Maybe after this, a plate or basket is passed as someone is desperately trying to convince everyone that a tenth is required to be given to the church. Then, another performance commences. The moment everyone has been waiting for. The front-and-center man … Continue reading What Is Your Walk Rooted In?
Sometimes my walk with the Lord is a very real emotional rollercoaster. Yesterday started off very nice. It was a peaceful morning, and I had planned on meeting a friend of mine who needed a helping hand later within the day. The weather outside was nice. Bright, and calm. I had accomplished some things around the outside of the house that needed to be done. … Continue reading The Devil Laughs As I Go
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