I’m sick of this angry world, man. As I’ve written before, I’ve spent so many years in anger, and frankly, it’s exhausting. I’m 50 years old, but feel twice that some days. I’m not even exactly sure where the anger comes from. Neither of my parents are angry people, yet I hear stories about how … Continue reading Chase Away The Shadows, Lord
Short blog today. And all the mega-slow readers like me say: "WOOHOO!" I don’t know about you, but for me, the natural reaction when things go bad is to freak out. “Help!” we cry. “Help, Lord, I’m drowning!” I don't say, "Well, God has helped me in the past, and He'll do it again. Blessed … Continue reading Help For Your Next “Freak-out”
I apologize for not writing much the last couple weeks; my mother-in-law, Linda, passed away a week ago Tuesday. While she was receiving Hospice care (reserved solely for those who are in their last days), she seemed to be getting better. Linda was preparing to go off Hospice and was saving to move into an … Continue reading Best & Worst Things to Say to Someone in Grief
Joshy, I know you're only 5 years old now, but when I raised your mama it seemed like a BLINK between your age and when she left home. My spirit still feels like a teenager sometimes, so it's hard to believe I'm a grandpa. Or "Poppy," as you call me. When I look at you … Continue reading Letter From Poppy
I grew up in the 70s and early 80s, and wasn’t on Facebook until I was in my 40s. Thus, my viewpoint may be a little more “old school” than some, I admit. When I was a kid, if my dad would’ve received an insulting letter from a stranger, or perhaps from someone he had … Continue reading Obliterate the Hate(rs)
I have no excuse to be angry anymore. I’ll never get an apology from the boy who hurt me. I’ll never get an apology from the punks who bullied me, AND..this is the tough part...I can't change what happened in the past. So I must let it go.
My wife is amazing at hiding her true feelings. She could hate you and you’d never know it. I don’t think she literally hates anybody, but that’s beside the point. I’m terrible at hiding my feelings. You can read my mood on my face, no doubt. This being said, I had purchased tickets to a … Continue reading Make The Right Choice, Not The Easy One
Naysayers will scoff when those of us who are followers of Christ say things like, “Jesus understands,” or “Jesus cares.” I get it, man, I honestly do. Don’t you think every Christian at one time or another has wondered, “Is this all real? Am I just fooling myself? What if there is no HEAVEN? What … Continue reading Jesus Felt the Terror of Humanity