All the good children are throwing their stones as they’re tearing the flesh and breaking the bones Telling the broken how they are so wrong and how their faith is not really and truly that strong Flock in the fancy and glorified temple no longer of humbleness or love that is simple Give your whole life to a small circle of cult Keep out the … Continue reading A Name in Vain
I’m one of those people who regularly struggle with the basics. Whether it’s faith foundations or life skills, I feel as if the things about the human condition that come so easily to people are a foreign language to me—and I don’t always comprendo. That said, one truth is finally making a lot of sense […] via A Faith in Recovery | Minute by Minute — … Continue reading A Faith in Recovery | Minute by Minute — Ex-Narnian
Can you truly admit to others, believers or non-believers, that you are sometimes weak? Can you truly be real with yourself and others? https://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/four-reasons-to-share-your-personal-struggles-with-non-christians Continue reading I’m His Child, But I’m Also Human
If there is anything I have learned throughout my time with the Lord, it is the confusion that men will place upon the teaching in context of His Word to the unlearned. Holy Spirit sometimes speaks something completely different than those who speak within the pulpit. Many times I wonder if the preacher is only there for the paycheck? Are the people there for the … Continue reading Do We Truly Know?
I woke very early this morning. It usually happens following a day of heavy physical labor. Yesterday was very demanding. Although I slept very well, I was up today around 2 A.M. The beginning of this day started out with some reading. I ran across an article about the false teachers within His Church, and how the antichrist is already here in the form of … Continue reading What Happened To Our Relationship?
I vividly remember when my mother would comfort me as a kid when I would see people in wheelchairs. To see someone being wheeled around while everyone else was walking definitely pulled at my young heartstrings. It is a reminder of my early compassion for people. I sit this morning and think about just how that compassion for others has gone through its many transformations … Continue reading My Resonating Resistance
There are times when I wonder just what others really think about faith? How they define it. How they comprehend it. How they understand it. This is my personal testimony about how I have recently grown in my faith. A little over seven years ago, my wife and I had first met. I was a thirty-something who had never been married. She was a mother … Continue reading I’m Powerless Without Faith
If we are so obedient, then why do we still have problems? There was a time early on within the beginning stages of my newfound walk with the Lord that had me scratching my head. I mean, I had started attending church regularly, read my Bible, went to Sunday School before church, read the Bible at home with my family, contacted my pastor often when … Continue reading He Had Me Bound
Idols. We all have them. Social media, food, drink, music, sex, money, work, ministry, or ourself. There are many popular things of the world that we desperately try to convince ourselves, and others, of being “okay” within the eyes of the Lord. The desires of the flesh. Not of Spirit. As Christ followers, we are called to continuously keep our hearts in check, moving further … Continue reading Check Yourself
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
My kids are just that; kids. They are rambunctious, rebellious at times and full of energy that cannot be contained. They drive their mother and I up the wall. We get frustrated with them. Our patience is pushed to the limits. We sometimes find ourselves raising our voices, taking privileges away and grounding them. Some days are easier than others when it comes to dealing … Continue reading “You Really Get On My Nerves, But I Still Love You!”
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?