May God comfort and guide us as we sleep, amen?
Good afternoon friends,
Nice to see some activity on my blog today. Hopefully my insights are helpful and will catch on; if not well, if even one person is helped right?
Today has been (so far) a much better day than yesterday. Actually had a good day at work and no tragedy’s happened. Amazing how the bar can be lowered when things are going bad huh? I mean, the world gives us all these expectations of how our lives should go and what a “good day” should look like that sometimes it can be confusing. At the end of day, everyone I left at the house when I went to work is still here and in good condition, so praise God for that! With that said, I have this thought (that I unapologetically stole from The Shack) but has become more prevalent in my life; what exactly constitutes good and evil? I mean the world teaches us one thing but maybe its different? Hear me out….
For people that have given their heart to Christ, why is death considered a bad thing? Let’s be real, we will ALL die. There is no getting around it, it is going to happen. So instead of mourning people, why do we not celebrate? We WILL see them again, its like they have simply gone on a long vacation. Do we not believe that God makes all things new and can make good out of anything? Now if someone has rejected Jesus as their Savior, then I can see the mourning and frustration. What awaits those that reject the Savior is, well, a topic for another blog post.
Another thing, what actions do we consider to be evil and/or good? Are we the judge? Do we know God’s ultimate plan for us and what HAS to happen in order for that plan to be fulfilled? I think I have the answer and with most things Spiritual; its a simple one. The Enemy wants to keep us miserable; period. As Christ-followers we are supposed to live a life of Love and Light; how can we do that when we think every single thing that happens in our lives is bad or evil. (I blame the church as we know it now, but again that is for a different post). Guess what folks, ITS NOT ALL BAD!! Sure there is evil, always will be until God restores all things, but most of the time what REALLY is evil is our responses to what happens to us, not the action itself…
Friends, I need to take my own advice I know. I fail miserably in this area and this is a huge area for me to work on but do me a favor. Stop focusing on FB, Twitter, and all the other media that Satan manipulates to make you think all is lost..its not. There is a world of beauty out there; more importantly with the Spirit in your heart, there is pure beauty right in the mirror. Thanks again everyone for your support and hope to hear from some of you along the way.
Peace and Love,
Good morning everyone. Looks like today already started a little better than yesterday (I remembered to put on a very important piece of clothing today), so although my expectations are grounded, I will take my victories as they come. Hope everyone is doing well out there, I really like this blogging thing and I hope you are enjoying the entries as well…
Have a great day everyone,
Peace and Love,
Good afternoon everyone,
Well, it sure was a Monday…this post might be a little negative so if your looking for some inspiration on this post, I’m sorry. This is going to be more of a “I need to vent” post. I really really tried to be positive today, but just too much happened and part of the reason I created this blog was to show that you can be a believer and still have a bad day. So, here goes…
So I guess I will start with the really bad news..a dear family member went in for Gall Bladder surgery and found out she has Stage 4 cancer in her kidney, gall bladder, and bladder. We found out the news even before she woke up and I can only pray that God will give her the comfort she will need when she hears this news. In this age of technology, of course we hear this be texting. Now don’t get me wrong, I text all the time, but there are some things that simply should be told face to face. Anyway, I would ask for all your prayers as we know that we serve a mighty God that can heal, but I don’t know how much fight she has. She just went through Open Heart Surgery only a few months ago so yeah, I just don’t know…
Then I guess what really pisses me off is right after that I see people posting complaints about stuff that quite frankly pales in comparison. I mean, is your life ending? If its not, just shut up. That is where I am today….(I told you). We moan and complain about all these things that really at the end of the day mean NOTHING. But, we are a generation of complainers and we have the perfect forums to do it through FB, Twitter, etc. I get so tired of it really; I know people are suffering out there, but are you REALLY suffering? If you didn’t just have Open Heart Surgery and get diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer, chances are your day was better than hers. Chances are your “problems” are just minor distractions that require no effort whatsoever. I’m really not trying to be insensitive but come on folks. It’s really not that bad…
Then I feel so bad for my bride, who top of a bad back, living with her parents, and serious other family issues on the other side of the state is getting to the point where she is numb. I am trying to let her know I’m there for her but man its difficult not to slide down that path as well. It seems at times our family is cursed; cursed with the seemingly never ending catastrophic event one after another. (But by all means, you couldn’t get that phone you wanted, your life is so much worse….)
Well, I warned you. Normally I like to make posts that are positive and encouraging. Today, however, I needed to vent. Venting that I do best through my typing. I hope you understand or heck maybe even can relate. Thank you for any prayers you can provide for all.
Peace and Love,
Good morning and Happy Monday! Happy because I have breath in my lungs and I am able to get in my car and earn a living. One day, hopefully, I hope to earn that living through my writing but for now its off to the job I have….
I don’t have very much time this morning but wanted to leave a quick post for those that follow this blog. Despite all the evil and nonsense going on in the world right now, there is so much to be happy about. In this tech world we live in, the Enemy would have you think all is lost. The thing is that the media, social and otherwise, only focus on the negative. There is still a lot of good going on if you just sift through the nonsense. Our Enemy wants us defeated but God has given us a way to live a life of meaning and victory, through His Son Jesus. Not just saying some words but truly living for Him.
Folks, try and focus on the positive today. In the days and weeks to come, I hope to share with you some more examples of this; in the meantime, have a great Monday and I would love to hear from you.
Love and Peace,
Good evening friends. Just a quick thought of the night before starting the new week. I have been thinking a lot about the state of the Church as we know it today. My thought for the night is this; Jesus tells us to not love the world or anything in it, so, if we are “doing church” the same way the world does entertainment is it still church?
Would love to hear your thoughts,
Peace and Love,
Good morning and I am back! So here goes!
Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! This has been a long time coming and I want to thank my son Josh for being the tech support here to set all of this up. I used to just post on Facebook but quite honestly there are some things I would like to express that might just get me in trouble there; so with my passion for writing and to help others here I am! You might be thinking, “why is this blog different than all the others”? Well, I’m glad you asked! For so long I have felt something is wrong with the Church and with religion in general. I asked Jesus into my heart back in 1989 and for a long time I played the religious dogma game. Read my Bible, go to church on Sunday’s and Wednesday’s, serve in any way possible, don’t cuss, blah blah blah. Now don’t get me wrong, those are all great things to strive for, but what if all that serving is really going against what Christ Himself called us to do? What if instead of a haven for the lost, we have created just another Idol for us to serve? What if the very reason Christ formed the Church died years ago and now we are really serving and following the Enemy of our souls.
If you are still here, great! You have taken the first step in removing that veil, I veil that I believe has been set on purpose. On purpose to deceive, destroy, and distort God’s purpose for us and His Church. I have so much more to share with you all, along with some daily insights so I am glad you are here and I look forward to interacting with you all very soon.
Peace and Love,