Today, I am turning another year older. Yay, me…I guess? My family has made arrangements for they and I to go to a local restaurant and celebrate my birthday tonight. They have preplanned, prepared and invited family and friends to come together and lift me up on this calendar day; the day I came into the world. Yet, I feel like it is just like … Continue reading Just Another Day
My personal life has been nothing short of dangerous. From the beginning, the mess my parents had caused- the ongoing physical and mental abuse between themselves while I sat helplessly on the sidelines, with no comprehension of why it was taking place- set me up for a dysfunctional life that is still, at times, resonating throughout my current days. Forty years later. Times, much like … Continue reading Valor
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
Facebook. Fortnite. Call of Duty. Twitter. WordPress. Snapchat. We can add to the growing list of things that are taking over the world in which we live. Alcohol. Sex. Music. Sports. Fashion and vanity. The money chase. The importance of status. The titles we place upon ourselves through education, or by means of rank within our careers. The need to be popular. The latest gadget … Continue reading The New Cocaine
The Grand Canyon in the northwestern part of Arizona was formed by the Colorado River. Over time, the huge gorge was carved by the movement of water. The steep-sided canyon is over a mile deep and up to eighteen miles wide. It is quite a vast place. That river had a lot of time to cut so deeply. The constant flow and its persistence has … Continue reading The Damage Done
The waiting game. So often we await. I’m currently waiting for a person to change. They refuse to take the steps needed to improve. I really love this person. Today, I have to set the necessary boundaries with this person. I’ve prayed about it, meditated on the ways to go about it, and I fully trust that the Lord will fix the mess. If you … Continue reading Stop Watching The Clock
The wind is blowing so hard outside this morning. I can hear the house crackling in various places. It sounds like the rushing waves of the ocean are crashing out there. A trash can is beating about the alley that runs behind our house. Our wind chime seems to be very busy. I had let my dog out and looked up to see an edge … Continue reading Is He A Brave Man?