Rise

I think I’ll look for peace today. Not worrying about the panic and the current, stressful way. I think I’ll enjoy the songs of the birds outside my door, and see the beauty in someone that I’ve never seen before. Maybe I’ll catch the sunrise as I’m heading towards the east– capturing the calm that, for a time, had sadly ceased. I think I’ll look … Continue reading Rise

The Gift Of The Unknown

As I wake this morning, I sit and wonder why I exist. Is there a bigger plan that I am somehow a very small part of? I believe so. I believe we all are. Somehow, we are an intricate part of a divine whole. I do mine, you do yours, and somehow, the end result has purpose. Just my thoughts. But, is this great working … Continue reading The Gift Of The Unknown

My Lord, My Friend

Rest assured when facing a trial that God is with you even while the people aren’t there when you need them most The one’s who’d promised would rather host their own importance Entertaining ego They never call or stop in They have reasons you know But God is there always and He knows all the pain that you’ve carried along as you’ve received their disdain … Continue reading My Lord, My Friend

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

Silencing The War

Maybe you have seen it in a movie or experienced it? A very loud explosion erupts and deafens an individual. There is nothing but a nearly silent, high-pitched ringing that drowns out the continuing war. Bombs explode. Gunfire is blazing past, but the individual is only able to hear the hum. Temporarily unreceptive to what could be heard, and forced to only rely on the … Continue reading Silencing The War

The Opposing Self

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy … Continue reading The Opposing Self

Father Knows Best

I do wish that I could write about my father in a way that praises him for being a more loving one. My dad was a very private man as I was growing up. He never wanted to spend his time with me. He would get me set up with a project, only after my mother had suggested it, and then go about his business. … Continue reading Father Knows Best

A Change Has Come

The wind of change is currently blowing across our state. This is the last warm day that we will have of the extended summer. We have been blessed with a beautiful, crystal clear day to finish off our season of warmth. Tomorrow, the rain will bring the front of fall. The leaves will evolve. The fires will burn. The nights will grow long. Each year, … Continue reading A Change Has Come

Awakened

Walk in Light 8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 For it is shameful … Continue reading Awakened

A Walking Dead Man

You may know the story of why Jesus was crucified, but have you experienced that crucifixion? Crucifixion, according to Wikipedia, is “a method of capital punishment in which the victim is tied or nailed to a large wooden beam and left to hang for several days until eventual death from exhaustion and asphyxiation.” Not long ago, hope was just a word. It had no value, … Continue reading A Walking Dead Man

“You Really Get On My Nerves, But I Still Love You!”

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!”

A Break From Our Troubles

There is a place about an hour from our home that we visit every once in a while. Yesterday, my son and I went for a hike there. It’s a place that is full of natural formations of sandstone that have been carved away by wind and rain over a period of thousands of years. The elements have sculpted some of the most stunning and … Continue reading A Break From Our Troubles

Our Need To Be Liked, No Matter The Cost

We pass the many homes lining the streets. At a glance, they are usually still. We see the exterior boundaries that surround an unknown world inside. In the evening, early morning or during a cloudy day, we may see a light through a window. We may occasionally catch a glimpse of movement. Those exterior walls guard against intruders. They provide safety and security. All of … Continue reading Our Need To Be Liked, No Matter The Cost

The Exterior Covers A Degenerate Interior

Home renovation is taking an existing home, stripping it of the old and adding something new. Remodeling the interior or exterior. The process is a time-consuming feat that involves planning, labor, material purchases, and a step-by-step order of application. We take the ideas that we have and execute a process that ends up being very rewarding. A fresh new look. Flipping homes is a popular … Continue reading The Exterior Covers A Degenerate Interior

“But I Don’t See God?!”

“I won’t believe it until I see it.” How often have we heard or said this? We won’t believe John will stop feeding his children the traditional Friday night pizza, until we see it happen. We sure will not believe that Jane will stop flirting with every guy at the office until we see it. We need confirmation. We need proof. We must have a … Continue reading “But I Don’t See God?!”

My Darkness Is Never Void Of Light

When we are facing a trying time, whether it be a struggle within that seems to have no remedy. A time of unanswered prayer. A situation which tears our emotions to shreds. The uneasiness caused by a lack of understanding. Whatever the case, we must remember who cares. Sometimes we have very few who care. Many times, people are so focused on themselves that they … Continue reading My Darkness Is Never Void Of Light

People Run From People Who Judge Them, And Run To People Who Love ThemĀ 

Within the last several years, my heart has gone through many changes. There has definitely been a drastic change in how I view the world, others, and how my whole perspective of both has developed into what it is at this very moment. There was a definitive moment in which these drastic changes began to take place. There was a time, approximately six or seven … Continue reading People Run From People Who Judge Them, And Run To People Who Love ThemĀ