The Son of Today

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

His Waters Never Cease

Many years back, my family and I had taken a vacation to Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. We indulged in many attractions throughout those states. If I recall correctly, we began our vacation in the Pigeon Forge, TN area. There is a large strip that runs through the middle of the town full of tourist attractions. Gift shops, restaurants, amusement rides, a go-kart track, … Continue reading His Waters Never Cease

This Too Shall Pass

I pulled over on my way home from work today, and just spent some time being mindful of His ever-changing world. The splendor of His life. Today was difficult. It really is going to be different from here, until I don’t know when? I had to put something away for now. I had to put it down. A relationship that I have held onto for … Continue reading This Too Shall Pass

Running Away From The Unknown

I remember one particular day back when I was in high school. I had decided to leave the school through a side door. I used to do that often. I would show up, attend a few classes and then leave for the day. I probably had a pack of cigarettes and a little bit of cannabis, so I was okay. It was usually all that … Continue reading Running Away From The Unknown

Driving Past A Man Like Me

There is a part of the westside of my city that has a large population of homeless people. Several times a week, I drive past these men and women who are on the street corners. With a cardboard sign in their hand, along with a dejected expression upon their faces, they wait for a handout. The signs read, “God bless,” or “Anything helps.” Some appear … Continue reading Driving Past A Man Like Me

Choosing Our “Childlike Faith”

Wow. For the last few hours, I have been going through some of the blog posts on WP about religion/ God / Jesus / Apologetics / Calvinism / denominations, et cetera, and I must say that there are a lot of people who must be, “God Himself.” Yes, I am being blatantly sarcastic, and the basis is built upon the findings of so many claiming … Continue reading Choosing Our “Childlike Faith”

A Crashing Wave Of Patience

The beach; a place of peace. A picturesque collection of white sands, turquoise waters and crashing waves. A wonderful getaway that will bring peace and relaxation to my tired body, and soul. Warm water, sunshine and the company of my family. A time to make memories, and to breathe in all of the nice experiences we will have within the coming week. Ahhhh…very nice. Do … Continue reading A Crashing Wave Of Patience

Refined Relativity

A few years ago, I had experienced a difficult time within my personal life. I was going through a major refining moment, and really had to dig deep inside of myself. I had to make some changes. My comfortable family life was being jeopardized, because of my actions. There were a lot of things that were being pointed out to me that had never been … Continue reading Refined Relativity

Hidden Idolatry Within Our Gloating

Matthew 6:1-4 (NKJV) Do Good to Please God Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory … Continue reading Hidden Idolatry Within Our Gloating

Not Worthy Of Such A Beautiful Heart

Today, my wife and I are celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary. There is not a day that goes by in which I do not thank God for the wonderful woman He has placed in my life. I really stop and think about how we have grown together, pretty often. The road that we have traveled has not been perfect, and some of the bumps along … Continue reading Not Worthy Of Such A Beautiful Heart

Why, God?

The following is the last chapter of a book titled, “Overcoming Worry Anxiety and Fear.” It is a very well-written book, and it has made a tremendous impact in my journey. Not only is it packed with info pertaining to anxiety, worry and fear, and the devastating grip it can have on people, it is also Christian-based. I am posting the last chapter. It is … Continue reading Why, God?

The Greatest!

Oh man, the degrees of pride. I started thinking about this deeply early this morning. I’m constantly working around a bunch of men who are facing many different tasks within the work day. There are a lot of different errors that can occur, and many different opinions will surface within our high-paced environment. There are often times when the strong slandering starts flying from our … Continue reading The Greatest!

Pity

Can anyone put a time limit on grieving? It is a heartbreaking experience to hear another tell you to, “get over it,” or “suck it up.” We can’t say to someone how long it must take for them to get passed something that is painful. Cutting. Something that totally messed someone up. The death of a loved one. Abuse. The mind games that people play. … Continue reading Pity

The Cover Of Night

I woke up in my recliner around 2 A.M. this morning. My sleep patterns have been really weird this week. Between putting in a lot of physical work and not getting much rest throughout the past several evenings, I have been getting up several hours before my work day has even began. Last night I had dinner, took a shower and passed out in my … Continue reading The Cover Of Night

Staying Afloat

I am very focused on letting the right things in, and leaving the wrong things out. I developed this focus not only because of harmful past experiences, but also because the new life in which I am living now, consists of love. Love is something that I had never really understood or accepted as I was growing up. Within this new personal focus; this love … Continue reading Staying Afloat

An Open Cage

Throughout my life, I have always had a habit of isolating. I’d spend time alone. It was in these times that I would run into many difficulties. There were times when the isolating was a great thing for me. When you are an introvert, you sometimes need to separate yourself from the rest of the world in order to feel like yourself. Only an introvert … Continue reading An Open Cage

A Different View (written one year ago)

Our dryer went out today, so I went to the laundromat. I remember coming here years ago. After a messed up, decade-long relationship had ended with my ex, and after my best bud died, I hated the life I was living. I had to start over, or I was going to lose it. I wanted a new life, so I started one. By myself. I … Continue reading A Different View (written one year ago)

Simplicity

What’s it all for, this life? We are walking on a planet that is spinning through space. Some are worrying about things like what the next person is thinking about them. Some wondering when they will find true love with someone else. Some striving to make enough money, not knowing just how much enough is. Some working towards a goal, that will bring some sort … Continue reading Simplicity

Moving Forward

My supervisor at work has a thing that I have heard him say many times throughout the years. After we’d hit a point within our daily work that brought on some kind of major problem that needed to be resolved, we would resolve the issue and he would say, “moving forward” somewhere within his dialogue. My supervisor is a very focused and organized man. I … Continue reading Moving Forward

A Confidant

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 4:6-7 NLT I never really prayed throughout my adult years. Early on in my life I guess … Continue reading A Confidant