“2nd Hand is Not How God Wants Us to Experience His Word”

This is so true, and written exactly for me. I am that person that reads devotions, does bible studies, and listens to sermons, and call that my time in the word. Just because I looked at the bar of soap doesn't mean I took a shower. Just because I read a verse doesn't mean I … Continue reading “2nd Hand is Not How God Wants Us to Experience His Word”

Giving up the fight

This morning I am pissed.  I know it's Christmas Eve and I should be full of the Christmas spirit.  I should be making merry, eating Christmas cookies, frolicking while listening to joyous Christmas songs, and everything should be covered in gift bags and festive wrapping paper.  But today I just can't. Yesterday I put up … Continue reading Giving up the fight

He met me

Last night  was a Celebrate Recovery at church.  It was a lesson night, and our pastor was the one who was teaching the lesson. If you aren't familiar with Celebrate Recovery, it is a Christ-centered recovery program for anyone with any hurts, habits, or hang-ups.  It is not a program just for drug addicts or … Continue reading He met me

I know only that I do not know what lies ahead

“Girls you've gotta know when it's time to turn the page.” ― Tori Amos, Tori Amos: From the Choirgirl Hotel This is going to sound so weird, but I killed a big part of myself.  Not literally, obviously, but it's true. Two weeks ago I walked into work and turned in my resignation.  As of … Continue reading I know only that I do not know what lies ahead

People vs. Love

I was talking with a friend recently.  For the sake of this post I shall name this friend Erin.  Erin is an great friend to many around her.  She is a devoted spouse and parent.  She is a positive influence.  But Erin is wearing a mask.  But, honestly, aren't we all wearing some form of … Continue reading People vs. Love

Spew forth the word-vomit

Forewarning:  I have a feeling that this particular post is going to be a like a geyser spewing forth.  It's going to be forceful and largely unproductive.  The meanderings of a brain needing to word-vomit.  I don't really have anything to say, but the fingers have that need-to-write itch. I am exhausted today.  I am … Continue reading Spew forth the word-vomit

Weight on the cross – Revisited

You may remember my post from right around Easter called "Weight on the cross."  In that post we looked how much weight the cross could carry.  Maybe you even took the time for some self-examination to find out if there was any baggage you were carrying that needed to be laid down at the cross. … Continue reading Weight on the cross – Revisited

“Make a u-turn, if possible.”

I opened a blank page to type another post  in the 365 writing prompts by thinkwritten.com.  But writing about going to galaxies far, far away does not seem to be what wants to come out of my fingers today.  Truth be told, I have no idea what will come out of my finders.  I know … Continue reading “Make a u-turn, if possible.”

Stronger (poem)

I know where I've come from I know what I've done I know where I'm going and what I've overcome But sometimes silence tries to creep back in when the day is near its end Old demons come back haunting regretting a battle they did not win Sometimes I am weak I stumble and I … Continue reading Stronger (poem)

Weight on the cross

Look at this cross. How much weight do you think it could carry? We know it carried the weight of a man.  If you look at the cross you can see his head, his arms, and his legs.  But do you see what is in the center? Right there in the middle of the cross … Continue reading Weight on the cross