Good Morning!

Good morning everyone and welcome to Saturday! Sorry that I haven’t posted anything in a couple of days but it has been a bit of a crappy stretch for me health wise and just didn’t have it in me to write anything. I’m about 85% or so; still have the lingering cough and of course the hip issue (which I will get to in a minute) but overall feel like I’m at least on the right path again. Hope everyone is doing well out there and would love to hear from you guys. You can communicate to me through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and of course right here as well.

So, apparently I am officially mortal…..For those that don’t know a lot of my backstory, one of the more finer moments in my life happened when I thought it would be a great idea to not tackle other people but instead up the ante and try and tackle a car. Didn’t work out real well for either of us but I think the car probably got the worst of it lol. Seriously though I was getting off the city bus at the ripe old age of 14 and didn’t look both ways, darted out and BAM! Got flipped up in the air, somehow landed enough on my feet that I was able to walk about 20 yards before collapsing over a railing….I don’t remember much after that except for waking up in the hospital about 12 hours later not having any idea what happened. I was truly blessed that day because one half second either way in time and I would not be here writing this blog. God was in control even then….

I tell you this backdrop story of mine because I had thought that all my wounds had healed; not so much. See many people have told me I waddle rather than walk because one leg is shorter than the other. Really though its not my leg but my hip and back area got knocked pretty good and I never really got it taken care of; so now at the ripe old age of 46 its back and back with a vengeance…


Now, keep in mind my pain tolerance is pretty low, even for a guy, but this pain I knew was different so I went to doc about it. He did some X-rays and I got the call yesterday that I have some “very significant” arthritis in said hip and need to go to an Orthopedic specialist. I do understand this is not life threatening or anything like that, but it did give me my very first sense that “hey, goofball, you really won’t live forever”. It also reminded me of a very dark time in my life where by all rights I should have died that day. (Satan has been trying to take me out ever since). It reminds me that I’m over half way done with this crazy thing called life and my physical body will never be the same. Again, there are those in my life that are dealing with so much worse, but for me, this is a little bit of a sobering reminder of my mortality. Make sense?

I’m very aware that me losing weight couldn’t hurt the situation, however, I also know I would be dealing with this heavy or not. Back in the 80’s cars were still made with steel and so were not as forgiving as they may be today. This pain in my hip is that constant reminder; maybe the new doc will be able to help, maybe not, but as for me the first reminder that my days are not as many as they used to be just creeped up and said hello. Cute thing though that I will continue to remember as well that even though my earthly days are getting smaller, my eternal days are just around the corner. Maybe someone out there is also dealing with a similar experience? I would love to hear from you about it! Leave a comment in the comments section or however you see fit. In the meantime remember also that God is still in control and while the earth will reclaim your body, God has your eternal soul which if given to Him will live for all eternity where pain does not exist…..

Peace and love my friends, Happy Saturday!!

David

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Good morning friends and Happy Sunday,

Well I took a brief break yesterday from my normal faith based posts to post about another great love of mine, the Miami Dolphins. As I write these blogs you will probably notice from time to time I will switch up topics just to keep things fresh. Also as you will all see I’m sure, there are many layers to yours truly so I like to write about them all. πŸ™‚

Today I came across this verse out of Ephesians and knew I had to share it. We have an Enemy that loves to make us think we are unworthy, unloved, and unimportant. He goes to great lengths in which to do this using all means necessary to impose these feelings into our lives. The thing is that he couldn’t be further from the Truth. The One that created us loves us more than you can ever imagine! The problem is that we have pushed Him out of our lives and out of our hearts and when the Enemy sees an opening in our hearts he takes it.  He takes that opening we have given him and makes us feel unimportant, unloved, and alone and after a certain amount of time we start to believe that lie. Remember, our Enemy is THE deceiver folks and he very much exists….

So what can we do? Simple! Don’t let him in! Fill your heart every day with the Truth that our Creator loves you and loves you in ways we can’t even imagine. We must know that even when everyone in our lives lets us down, God never will. He will always be there with you; always has been there with you; and never will foresake you. He loves you so much that He made the ultimate sacrifice so YOU and I wouldn’t have to; He paid for our sins and allowed us to make the choice to follow Him and live with Him in Paradise forever. It does come down to choice though; as a pastor of mine used to say, God is a gentleman, He wont force His way into our hearts. We must ask Him and keep that space open for Him at all times….

Friends, I know there are those that are out there that can relate to this verse; do yourself a favor and mediate upon it. Memorize it and place in firmly in your heart where the Enemy can’t steal it. You can feel this love right NOW, its up to you whether or not to accept it. Will you?

Love and Peace,

David

Much Better Day (So far)

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,

David