As noted in a previous blog, I'm dividing my time between my blog and the book I'm writing. Additionally, I'm gearing up for Easter weekend, so I may not post for the next few days. With that in mind, I thought I'd share another poem, since y'all seemed to really like the last couple I … Continue reading Poem: “A Note From Sir Death”
I’ve heard so many members of older generations raggin’ on younger folks: “What’s wrong with kids these days?” “Kids are so lazy now days.” “When I was a kid we played outside. Kids today are like vampires, they don’t even wanna GO outside!” “Why would kids rather play video games than play outside?” I heard … Continue reading Defending “Kids These Days”
My dad has taught me for years that, financially, we should plan as if we’re going to live to be 100 years old. Spiritually and emotionally, however, I would like to assert that we should live as if the world is ending at the stroke of midnight. Because, for some, it just might.
Moses fought Pharaoh. Noah fought the entire world, who ALL thought he was a few peanuts short of a Snickers bar. David fought many, including his mentor and his own children. Job fought sickness, tragic loss, his “friends” and even his own wife. Jesus fought the religious establishment, and then Paul picked up the mantle … Continue reading Who Are You Fighting?
Whether sunshine or rain, many of us struggle with varying degrees of physical and/or emotional chronic pain every moment of our existence. Laughter comes easy one moment, but then before we know it, we find ourselves pasting on that “I’m fine” smile, in an attempt to diminish our agony and not worry others. Sure, some … Continue reading How I Let The Light In
I've been writing a book of testimonies for a few months now, but my writing schedule was thrown off a bit with the holidays, and then the unfortunate passing of my mother-in-law. This week I resumed writing, which is why I haven't posted a blog since last Thursday. Realizing it's been a few days, but … Continue reading While We’re Waiting…
Being brutally honest here, I have days when I simply do not like that fifty-year-old dude staring back at me in the mirror. I'm not as thin as I used to be. I'm not as young as I used to be. The enemy of my soul, as well as my own self-doubts, combine to really … Continue reading God Don’t Make No Junk (i.e. “Loving Yourself”)
I detoxed off of hydrocodone in 2012 and Tramadol in 2017. Even though a former doctor told me I'd "always" be on pain pills, today I'm able to carry on without narcotics, despite chronic pain and having suffered two back surgeries. I'm not saying this to brag, but rather, to make the point that friends … Continue reading Livin’ Free & Lovin’ It
When I was young it seems I inadvertently did everything I could to chase people away. Around the two-year mark of our marriage, my wife left, but then came back, along with my baby girl, out of sheer love for me. It was pure charity; I sure didn't deserve it, but I've worked hard to … Continue reading To The One Who Has Lost Much