I’m familiar with the stories of two women who each lived what I would deem a “miserable” life. Their husbands were the primary reason many days were spent in a living hell. One had settled into her dutiful role as a wife decades before she, at last, stumbled into the great respite that is “Heaven.” … Continue reading What’s Your Soul Worth?
When following Christ, trust the journey. Trust the rocky places will remind you how treacherous life can be, and to not get in a hurry. Take your time and mind your footing. Trust that the twists and turns will remind you of life's unpredictable nature. Slow down. God knows the tribulations around the next corner, … Continue reading Trust the Journey
Truly God is good. But as for me, I almost lost my footing. My feet were slipping, and I was almost gone. Seriously. Ya see, I envied the proud when I saw them prosper (despite their wickedness). They seem to live such painless lives, ya know? Their bodies are so healthy and strong. They don’t … Continue reading A Question for the Ages…
When trouble, trials and pain hit, our first thoughts are normally: "Why me?" "What did I do to deserve this?" What's funny is we're arrogant enough to think, "Nobody hurts like I do." A big, financial burden lands flat on our front lawn and we tell ourselves nobody suffers like we do. Our back goes … Continue reading Boot Camp for the Coming War
If you’ve followed my blogs for any length of time you’ll recall me waxing poetic about the amazing European journey I was blessed to partake in last year. I accompanied my son, Trey, on his senior high school trip to England and Scotland in March, 2017. It was truly the most incredible vacation I’ve had in … Continue reading Staring Out the Window (aka “Enjoy the Journey”)
A couple weeks ago I met my son, my daughter and grandkids for lunch. We were all laughing, joking and having fun, as we do most of the time, when I witnessed a moment that broke my heart. It was just that; a mere twinkling of time. It lasted about six seconds, and I’ll bet … Continue reading You are Beautiful in the Eyes of God
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?