All The World’s A Stage

I have this human experience, yet, I am of spirit. It is interesting to think about: the unlimited ways in which we are fully human. Can one describe the complexities of the human experience without becoming exhausted? It would take years to do so. It is evident that people spend most of their time in the human form trying to figure and make sense of … Continue reading All The World’s A Stage

The Public Announcements

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

My Reveal

Sometimes I sit and wonder if this blog of mine is really of any value to anyone other than myself? We all desire to be heard. We spend a lot of time speaking and listening, so it is obviously what God intended for us to utilize. With this thought, I am thinking deeply about the real reason why I am currently blogging. Is it really … Continue reading My Reveal

Cleaning House

Why do some strive to fix others when they can’t even fix themselves? They’d rather avoid their own mess and tidy up someone else. They kick and scream about the failures of men, pushing aside their own mirror image of sin. It must be pleasing to avoid such decay — no focus on the inner, just how others will pay. Way up high, looking down … Continue reading Cleaning House

So Much More

This journey of mine has really led me to some very interesting places within myself. In retrospect, I am seeing just how much wasted energy has been placed upon becoming my negative thoughts, opposed to simply observing them. This morning, I am thinking deeply about the difference, as well as the development of the strategies I have encountered throughout the journey that have kept / … Continue reading So Much More

Waves

Is it all that we are: A grain of sand in an infinite sea of the unknown? A molecular anomaly that emerged from its depths? We use the limited to assume the factual, and we are correct. Until the next correction… We sense the world through a personal percept, –twisting and turning– leaving our vulnerability exposed to only ourselves, questioning our own existence. Create a … Continue reading Waves

When We Long For Idols

The Way of the Cross ( Matt. 8: 34-38, NIV) 34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save … Continue reading When We Long For Idols

Alone with Him

You see my Spirit, my Lord. You see what you have placed within me the moment I opened my heart to you. In this imperfect man, your perfection lies. I tell the world that my faith in you sometimes wavers, and yet, your mercy remains… and the mercy of others doesn’t… and I’m frowned upon by these, “holy people”. They divide your people. They put … Continue reading Alone with Him

Killing Us Softly

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

Our Devouring Ways

So many of us hear the knock at the door, but never answer it. It sometimes amazes me to recognize how we refuse to believe in God–or to do what the Lord would have us do–because of the accountability it entails. We simply would rather do what we want. Everyone has a different thing that they cling to that goes directly against the will of … Continue reading Our Devouring Ways

Silent Waves

The valuable time of peace in a moment of time alone is a treasure I have grown to love after all the troubles I’ve sown A time not long ago when torment had its place my world of disarray left scowl upon my face The way I viewed the world would rob the longing for joy The hole inside my heart filled with that which … Continue reading Silent Waves

Eternal Calm

Silencing the mind hearing the natural sound Peace in the stillness loud chatter all around A cicada sounds its tymbals The bird has its say in their place of the light illuminating new day Why should I worry about the stressors ahead It changes nothing I remember what He said… “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life…” He goes on to … Continue reading Eternal Calm

Dilapidated

I sometimes wonder why I am still standing. There is a word I had written on a familiar wall many years ago. The word, “Why” was running through my mind as I stood in a stairwell, staring into the void of my heart. In between a break-up with a woman I had been engaged to and a girl I had nothing in common with, I … Continue reading Dilapidated

That Particular Sin Is Sending You To Hell!

There is a good reason why I cannot see eye to eye with many Christians that I encounter. I tend to be very observant when it comes to people. I suppose it is just a part of me, as I have always had that tendency. It is not so much the physical aspects of them, (at a time, it once was and, unfortunately, I would … Continue reading That Particular Sin Is Sending You To Hell!

A Faith in Recovery | Minute by Minute — Ex-Narnian

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

Throwing Stones

From Our Daily Bread devotional. We should all be laying our stones down… By Alyson Kieda “Lisa felt no sympathy for those who cheated on their spouse . . . until she found herself deeply unsatisfied with her marriage and struggling to resist a dangerous attraction. That painful experience helped her gain a new compassion for others and greater understanding of Christ’s words: “Let any … Continue reading Throwing Stones

Not Really Yours To Claim

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

Unity

To be, “one,” with Christ. What does that mean? I ran across this article this morning. It is very informative. By clicking on the highlighted links within the article, you can find more information. Have a blessed day! https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/what-does-it-mean-to-be-one-with-christ Continue reading Unity

Broken Bottles Of Deceit

I had a thought this morning that really had me questioning the sincerity of some who claim to be followers of Jesus. They give themselves the title, but yet, the fruit that they bear seems to often say otherwise. My mother speaks highly of a man whom she seems to know well. He is a neighbor of hers. He claims to be a “spiritual” person. … Continue reading Broken Bottles Of Deceit

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

No Prayers Answered

Yesterday, I had made the mistake of saying something to a blogger that sent he and several others into a defensive rebuttal. I suppose I should have expected it. I had told him that his constant blasphemy (his ongoing blog directed towards how one is wasting their time seeking God, based on his own personal experience) would someday come back to haunt him. I was … Continue reading No Prayers Answered

So Incredibly Flawed

Why would anyone truly claim to live a, “Christian life?” Are any of us really doing a good job? You’ve committed sin. You’ve broken the Commandments. You were born with sin, live in sin and will die with sin. You’ll sin today, tomorrow and, most likely, everyday from this day forward. So, how can you, how can any of us, call ourselves Christians, living the … Continue reading So Incredibly Flawed

AM I RUNNING FROM THE LORD? — Kirk’s Journal

PSALMS 32:1-2: “How joyful is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered! How joyful is a person whom the Lord does not charge with iniquity and in whose spirit is no deceit!” CSB OBSERVATION: Am I walking in the blessing of forgiveness? Is my life marked by joy and freedom? Or, am […] via AM I RUNNING FROM THE LORD? — Kirk’s Journal Continue reading AM I RUNNING FROM THE LORD? — Kirk’s Journal

As The Birds Sing…

Waking to see each new day in the current years has so much more value than it had in years before. The focus of the value of waking has been amplified because of the death that has been surrounding me lately. First, it was the huge fallout with my mother that left me with a ‘dead’ feeling, followed by the physical death of my father. … Continue reading As The Birds Sing…

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

Deep, Abiding, Ineffable, Love — His Eye Is On The Sparrow

If “God is love,” well ok, then! But it must be a love we as human beings can barely comprehend. We have nothing in experience to compare it to. It must certainly be a deeper, wider, higher, sacrificial, stubborn, consistent, unconditional, unwavering, and committed love than anything we have experienced or known. We are not […] via Deep, Abiding, Ineffable, Love — His Eye Is On … Continue reading Deep, Abiding, Ineffable, Love — His Eye Is On The Sparrow

Mr. Positivity

I have an acquaintance who had sent a video link to my phone. The short five-minute sketch was performed by a well-known comedian. The guy was answering the door for trick-or-treaters, saying, as well as doing very raunchy things. The humor was something that I would have thoroughly enjoyed in past years, but I watched about two minutes of it and completely lost interest. It … Continue reading Mr. Positivity

Decluttering

As I was cleaning up this morning; placing the dirty dishes in the dishwasher, cleaning up the kitchen, doing laundry and hanging a few pictures from my father’s home, I was going through many things within. Accompanied by the soothing music in my headphones and the emotions that ensued from the joy of the instrumentals, I surrendered to the calming. The calming: a peace of … Continue reading Decluttering

Time In A Bottle

These past few days have been surreal. Since we laid my Father to rest and the family and I helped to eliminate the belongings from his home, I have been running through so many different thoughts, emotions and nothing short of extremely stinging sorrows. You may already know, but my father and I were distant. We had a huge falling out several years ago and … Continue reading Time In A Bottle

For The Good Of Those Who Love Him

I had a really bad experience this morning that brought me to a great blessing. It inspired me to share this. God will sometimes allow a trial in order for a blessing to unfold. Written by Chris Russell One of the most encouraging verses in the entire Bible is found in Paul’s letter to the Christians living in extreme persecution in the city of ancient … Continue reading For The Good Of Those Who Love Him

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

Learning From Our Consequences

My wife and I were having a brief discussion about the consequences of actions as I was preparing to leave for work this morning. The topic was about the mistakes we had made by choosing to run into past intimate relationships and marriages without first getting to know the person. You see, both my wife and I did not practice what we, me more so … Continue reading Learning From Our Consequences

The Heart of Our New Creation In Christ

The Holman Bible Dictionary gives a thorough explanation concerning the definition of the English word “heart,” when it states: The heart is the center of the physical, mental, and spiritual life of humans. This contrasts to the normal use of kardia (“heart”) in Greek literature outside the Scriptures. The New Testament follows the Old Testament usage when referring to the human heart in that it … Continue reading The Heart of Our New Creation In Christ

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

What Are We Truly Hearing?

There are so many directions one can choose to follow within the world. As I read blogs written within the “God” category on WordPress, I see so many different belief systems. Not only do I see denominations, or divisions within the Christian faith, I see heresies of many kinds. I observe things that are written nowhere within Scripture, and also things that are false according … Continue reading What Are We Truly Hearing?

Leading His Into a Personal Pit

I recently read a post that had me thinking about how angry some evangelists are within the messages they voice. How the wrath of God is so instilled within their message of… ” love?” It almost sounds as if they aren’t sure how to proclaim the message of Christ. Fearmongering. How often I have seen it, heard it, have fallen victim to it, and truly … Continue reading Leading His Into a Personal Pit

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