Someone is watching you. To the kids of the 80s, like me, I apologize if that line just caused you to break out into Rockwell's "Somebody's Watching Me." But it's true. For nearly all of us, someone is looking at us, trying to formulate their idea of how they are supposed to handle situations of … Continue reading Let’s Watch The Attitude, Pal
According to the World Health Organization, 350 million people in the world suffer from depression. And I would venture to say all of us have received well-meaning but misguided "advice" from people trying to help us. "Just look on the bright side..." "Things could always be worse..." "Just don't think about it..." And the PETER … Continue reading To the Caretakers of the Depressed
I remember taking the picture above, of my grandson, Joshua. His mama (my daughter, Jessica) didn't know I was on the porch, and she told him he couldn't go outside. He stood there at the door for about five seconds, staring at me with that sad, "Can I please come outside with you?" gaze. I … Continue reading Has Life Suffocated Your Dreams?
Some are driven by love. Some by duty and others by honor. Still more are driven by bitterness or vile. But I am driven by hatred and rage. For you. I fully realize as a follower of Jesus Christ, I should be motivated by love. Patient, kind, sacrificial love. For God and my fellow man. … Continue reading Letter to Satan
"Lord, You know I'm not tellin' You anything You don't know. As time goes on, this seething rage inside me just seems to get worse. I know I'm supposed to be loving and kind, and I'm trying. You know I'm trying, but I'm not there. "Perhaps it's my fault. Maybe I don't read the Bible enough or pray enough … Continue reading An Open & Angry Prayer
Several of my buddies from the 70s will know what I mean when I say it doesn't take much to crush your groove when you're flying down the street on a skateboard. We used to tackle the longest, steepest hills in town, many times to our regret. There's nothing like soaring on a board at breakneck speed, nothing … Continue reading Van Helsing, King Solomon & Skateboards