Complacency

A man whom I wish to not reveal the name of has been heavy on my mind throughout the last several months. This man is an acquaintance, and he is someone whom I have known for many years. I will use the name ‘Bill’ throughout the post for the name of my acquaintance. Bill and I began speaking to each other off and on nearly … Continue reading Complacency

A Force To Be Reckoned With

I had a friend many years ago who could walk into a room and quiet everyone with his domineering ways. The very presence of him: unbelievably large physique, dark complexion, dark clothing and the attitude comparable to that of a Viking, were very good reasons to move aside as he would enter. Everyone, and I mean everyone, felt intimidated within his company. I witnessed some … Continue reading A Force To Be Reckoned With

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

Slap A Label On It

I grew up eating Campbell’s soup. Many different kinds. Each kind of soup contains different combinations of ingredients. They never change. Chicken noodle always tastes the same. Beef vegetable always tastes the same. It may vary a slight bit based on the amount of water that is added to the condensed mixture, but for the most part, it remains the same. Campbell’s has to keep … Continue reading Slap A Label On It

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

“My Guilt Trip, Filled With Fear And Shame, Will Get You To Heaven.”

A shaming guilt once reached into the depths of my conscience as I was trying so hard to please the Lord. A new-found faith in the God I had known very little about was the beginning of a shaming, self-reproaching, wounding and grievous series of events. God of love was not a good description for Him. Control over an existence, one that He had created, … Continue reading “My Guilt Trip, Filled With Fear And Shame, Will Get You To Heaven.”