"I was an accident," some claim. "I'm not even supposed to be here," another says. "I'm a mistake," others whisper in shame. I think not. With God there are no leftovers, accidents or mistakes. He is the same yesterday, today and forever, and several thousand years ago He told Jeremiah: “I knew you before I … Continue reading God Has No Leftovers, Accidents or Mistakes
I started this blog a year ago this month, as a creative outlet, and said even if NOBODY reads it, I'll still get to expel some demons, work out my literary muscles and gain some writing experience. It's been a pleasure, and while I've ran out of ideas twice (once for an entire month!), God … Continue reading Blog #150 (aka “Kudos to My Little Princess”)
In the Old Testament book named after him, Nehemiah, “Cup Bearer” (this meant he served wine to the King and the Royal Family) for Artaxerxes, King of Persia, writes about an interesting confrontation in chapter four. Previously, Nehemiah was distraught about the walls in Jerusalem having been destroyed, and when the King noticed his Cup … Continue reading Messy Lives & Shadowy Pasts
Could there possibly be a purpose for our pain? A reason for all the suffering? A rationale or goal for our affliction? The very thought seems insulting, but it may be true. As someone who has suffered chronic pain for over 30 years, and after two major back surgeries, I certainly have experienced my share … Continue reading Finding Purpose in the Pain
"Greetings! First let me assure you I am fine. 'Fine.' Ha! More than fine. Human words cannot describe how I am, but I must make this quick. God allowed me to write this brief note to reassure you, so I won't spend it trying to describe beauty your mind can't yet comprehend. "I know your … Continue reading Letter From Heaven
I would like to put forth the assumption that life would be a much sweeter, kinder and gentler place if we could dispel the dangerous and debilitating spirits of self-hatred, self-loathing. Perhaps we should try and make a vow to, if not LOVE ourselves, at least not HATE ourselves.
Anger is everywhere these days, it seems. People go from zero-to-livid in 2.5 seconds. Look at some people funny and they're ready to lay you out. I see anger in sports, anger on the news, anger in Hollywood, anger on the streets, anger in the restaurants and anger in the stores. Drive slower than some … Continue reading The Fatigue of Anger
Some fathers left before their children were born, some fathers have chosen to separate themselves from their kids, and still others were never known by their offspring. While we dads are FAR from perfect, we ALL have a Heavenly Father who wants to help fill that gaping hole in our spirit left by imperfect dads.
This is a picture of my Uncle Aaron, with a group of Police Officers at an outreach event. Now, anyone who knows my Uncle “A” would tell ya that, in the “good ole days” (which actually weren’t very good at all), the last people he’d wanna be pictured with were cops, and he sure wouldn’t … Continue reading The Transformation of Uncle “A”
Several years ago I recall telling a family member about my (now trademarked) “Demonkill” idea. At the time it was going to be a comic book, and I just knew it was gonna blow up. The name would be whispered in reverence by fanboys and girls all over the world. I created t-shirt and ballcap … Continue reading Shout Out to the Mocked, Teased & Taunted