Focus Fillers

Focus fillers Silent killers Hidden hindrance within your life Oblivious to pain Hellish gain Swimming in sludge of contempt Stay away Love yourself all day Your arrogance hides It is easy for you Choose the mood Live within the emotion Joyful and kind Neighbor left behind As long as you are good The brother fell The sister tried to tell You turned your back on … Continue reading Focus Fillers

Forgotten

A man sat on the floor with his head in his hands trying to avoid the one who wouldn’t be still His paranoia was getting the best of him as the other danced before receiving his pill The mental ward was next to silent that morning but the voices in his head were screaming He just wanted those people to leave him alone Auditory hallucinations … Continue reading Forgotten

Cynically Sinless

We worry about the day — our choice and our way — questioning ourselves, anyway.   We look through our own eyes — we judge ourselves; we chastise — and we find things we despise.   We take a closer look — into the heart the world took — and see that we are far from our good book.   We hate ourselves as we … Continue reading Cynically Sinless

Bring It To The Storehouse

Watch out for the polished preacher The one with the salesman smile He is keen and knows Scripture and will make it worth while to get you inside his palace He’ll promise to shepherd you in truth But he will add to his scrupulous teaching a common and accepted spoof not found anywhere in the Bible One crafted by men and their pride A denominational … Continue reading Bring It To The Storehouse

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

Rationalizing

It’s funny, how I try to justify, make sense of and conclude. It’s a never ending cycle. The many different things that I go over within my personal life; the very things that make me who I am. Those things are viewed through a, sometimes, very broken and smudged lens, while other times it is as clear as a summer morning without a cloud in … Continue reading Rationalizing

Humbly From Nothing

There seems to be a great emphasis on the building up of one’s own achievements in today’s society. So many times, I have seen the true pride of self glorified within the words and actions of others. Today, I am focusing on the harm of such ways. Before I get too deep, I would like to say a couple of things. First, I am not … Continue reading Humbly From Nothing

Of An Appetite Or Desire

I am a hungry dude! I sometimes feel as though I didn’t eat anything even after having a full plate of food. My diet has really changed within the last several years, and my exercise routine has as well. I blame the change in metabolism for my constant hunger. Going from pizza and fried chicken to baked chicken and salads has a way of disappointing, … Continue reading Of An Appetite Or Desire

Grieving Sucks

Funerals have an unfortunate way of pulling families together. Many times the extended family attends the viewing, paying their respects and offering condolences. My late father’s death brought a few faces out of hiding. My dad’s cousin, which would be my second cousin, was a face I had not seen in over twenty years. He and I were once palling around on a fairly regular … Continue reading Grieving Sucks

Complicating The Simple Message

The following is a writing from the Minister of Chinchilla Church Of Christ. I watched a video recently where a person got up to give a testimony about Jesus, when suddenly they were taken by something. They couldn’t speak, and rather than share the Gospel of Jesus Christ they suddenly began laughing uncontrollably, others around them made animal noises and moans and groans. I have … Continue reading Complicating The Simple Message

Recovery Programs: Heresy, Idolatry and Lies

I had an experience at a secular A.A. meeting that truly worried me. When reciting the so-called ‘serenity prayer’ during the end of the meeting, I sensed a very evil presence. I now know that it was because of the false gods being glorified within the large group. I actually sensed the evil within the joined-hand circle. It is the second time I have sensed … Continue reading Recovery Programs: Heresy, Idolatry and Lies

Limited

At times, I sit and wonder what this life is truly all about. As I sit under the dark skies of the evening, observing the thousands of visible stars, I wonder just what we are. Knowing that what is visible is less than a small fraction of the infinite universe is so incredibly mysterious. We have such a limited understanding of all of this infinite … Continue reading Limited

Blindly Trapped Within Ourselves

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

Squeezing Righteousness From A Deceitful Heart

Jeremiah 17:9 reads… The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?  – (NLT) The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?  – (KJV) Crooked is the heart above all things, And it is incurable — who doth know it?  – (YLT) Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary, (Jeremiah 17:5-11) … Continue reading Squeezing Righteousness From A Deceitful Heart

Our Filthy Performance

By Marilyn Adamson If you are like many Christians, you want to please God with your life. At the same time, in all honesty, sometimes you get tired trying to live the Christian life. Sometimes it just feels like it’s way too much pressure. When I was an atheist, sin was never an issue to me. I wasn’t particularly aware of it. I didn’t really … Continue reading Our Filthy Performance

Sometimes The Emotion Wins

Our faith. Is it not sometimes restrained because of the pain we encounter? I read posts nearly everyday about obedience. Scrolling through the many categories I choose to follow, especially the ‘God’ category, I read the posts of the legalists, the lost, those who have the obvious relationship and those who are more religious than any Pharisee. Nearly every Christian knows just how important it … Continue reading Sometimes The Emotion Wins

The Lies We Tell

Sometimes I sit and wonder if I am okay with the lies that I tell myself. Am I okay with being unhealthy after my doctor tells me that my diet is destroying me? Am I okay with the little sin that I continue to give in to? Am I seriously okay with the people who continue to hurt me? Am I okay with the complacency? … Continue reading The Lies We Tell

The Miserable Consequence

Turkey, ham, dressing, corn casserole, hash brown casserole, green bean casserole, turkey and dumplings, sweet potatoes, deviled eggs, rolls, pie, many desserts of numerous kinds, washed down with a bit of wine and water. Picking through the sweets as I walk around the dishes that our family had brought, after I had already stuffed myself to the brim! Ughhh… The Thanksgiving holiday is usually accompanied … Continue reading The Miserable Consequence