Hello friends and welcome to the weekend! I hope that you all had a great week and are ready for some down time. For me, this weekend will consist of getting new tires for my car, celebrating my daughter-in-law’s birthday and hopefully celebrating a Dolphins win. Oh, there is that pesky little thing about getting ready for my surgery on Tuesday; got to start prepping tonight. How about you all? I would love to hear from you! Comment in the comment section, go to my FB page here, or shoot me an email to Ok, onward!

So, I have written about trust before but something happened yesterday and while I can’t get into specifics, the trust I had in someone is now gone and it inspired me to write about the subject again.

See for me there are two REALLY big hot points with me and trust is one of them. Included with trust is keeping one’s word. I feel like when you say you are going to do something, you should actually do it. I would have been great back in the day where million dollar deals were done just on a gentleman’s handshake. Not anymore, peoples’ word have become meaningless. We live in a world where even the closest of friends and family will lie, cheat, or throw you under the bus just to make themselves look good or to benefit themselves in some way. I know that no one is perfect, however, how hard is it to be a person of your word or not lie to those around you? Seems pretty easy but its not.

Some folks have “daddy issues” or “mommy issues”; I have “trust issues”. If I can’t trust you, then we are done. I’m not saying it would be impossible to earn that trust back, but it very rarely happens. Once that trust is gone, I literally can’t even be around you. Weird? Maybe. But in my life I need people around me that I can trust. I may not like the things you do or agree with all your positions on things, but if I can trust you, I can overlook just about anything.

Heck, maybe we really can’t ultimately trust anyone…This is what the Bible says about fully trusting.

Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?“- Jeremiah 17:5-12

What say you my friends? How important is trust to you? Would love to hear your feelings on this as well. Have a great Saturday my friends….

Peace, Love, and Faith,



Rough Night


Above is actual live footage from me about 2am earlier when the pain in my hip/leg was so bad I was about to rip it out myself…The hard part right now is normally I can take ibuprofen for it but with my upcoming surgery, I have not been able to. Tylenol helps a little but not enough unfortunately.

I would continue to ask for your thoughts and prayers as Tuesday creeps up on us. I pray that through this pain would come a new beginning. A new beginning for my health and so for my life. Folks at this point I can’t even put my shoe on without contorting my body into a position that most horror movies would be proud of. The frustration level is off the charts….

I know its not the cause but being 370 pounds doesn’t help either; I pray that this new beginning on Tuesday will give me the motivation to finally overcome this lifestyle fight with food and be a testimony for what God can do once you fully commit to something. That’s it for now my friends; off to work then date night with my bride. When you get to my point in life, its the little things that keep you going. Time with my bride and a new hip sound like a good few days ahead….

Peace, Love, and Truth,


Monday-Self Image

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Good Monday morning friends. I hope your weekend went well and you are up and ready for another glorious Monday. (I am of the thought if I keep telling myself that I will believe it!) My Dolphins got made to look like a high school team so that never starts my Monday off well, so here is to another week and another week of hope though right? Right! Now moving forward..

First off, you must understand one thing; Lucifer is real. Lucifer is a real entity who hates you. Hates everything about you; in fact hates you so much he does everything he can within his limited power to destroy you. One HUGE way he does this is self-image. Sometimes it can go either way; either we think too little of ourselves or are too full of ourselves. In either case, they are lies and are very self-destructive to which he is all about. He knows he is going to Hell for all eternity and wants all of you to be there with him. For our purposes today, we will focus on the too little of ourselves…

See that cat up there? He thinks all he sees is a small, insignificant cat. A animal with little power or influence. In the cat’s eyes, all it will ever be is that, just a cat. (Wow, that rhymed and I didn’t even try). This same cat probably sees an animal with very little physical attributes as well, always striving to get to be more than a cat but with no success; sounding familiar? Do you ever look in the mirror and feel like what you see is all you will ever be? That what you see is insignificant and inferior to others? Well you and our cat have something in common; you have been deceived by our Enemy. Now let’s say the cat looked upon itself with God’s eyes…

BAM, what does it now see? It sees a raging lion staring back at him, full of strength, beauty, Majesty, and purpose. it is not a sight of ego or vanity but a sight of how God sees us and not our Enemy. Do you smell what I’m cooking? You may look in the mirror today and think “wow, I’m fat, or wow I don’t have a twelve pack” but you know what? That is just the Enemy using vanity to bring you down. Just like if you give yourself to money, your physical traits will never be enough. There is a reason GNC is a BILLION dollar industry, they don’t care about your true self-worth, they want your money and that is it. Should we be healthy? Of course, God wants us to take care of our temple, but when you look in that mirror you should never see a cat, you should see that lion! A lion that can conquer anything through Christ whose eyes you now see through….

Friends, money and vanity are Lucifer’s favorite sins. If he can keep you focused on that, he has won. You are now dependent upon a system of lies and deception that will keep you from serving God in the way He has called you to serve. I often tell others some of the most treasured times I have had in my life is when I had the least money and things. Do I plan to work on this temple? Oh yeah, after my surgery its full steam ahead; I also am a tad unhealthy which God does not want. You think He does want skeletons walking around either? No. You want to know one more example of this? The official US Government standard of someone my height and body style says I should weigh 155 pounds. I can tell you with certainty that I would be home with Jesus before my body ever accepted that friends. It all goes back to this though….

As Christ followers we are called to die to self. That means that we give up what WE want and place our lives in His hands. Not GNC’s. not Twitter’s, not WordPress, or anything else but God and God alone. Trust me today, He sees you as a lion, will you continue to see yourself through the eyes of your Enemy who hates you or the One that loved you even before Creation? The choice, as always, is yours, choose carefully my friends….

Peace, Love, and Truth,


Good Morning!


(Art credit above goes to Alyn at DeviantArt. I highly suggest you visit there and look up their work, stunning!)

Good morning friends and welcome to the weekend! I got to sleep in a little, heck more than I usually do, woke up to a mess but meh its all good. I have a roof over my head, was able to take a shower, and most importantly have a cup of coffee by my side while I write. Speaking of said writing, I have been doing some thinking of how I can become a better writer and still get my message of hope out to to others. The world has become so complicated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc that it can be hard to leave a footprint. So, I did some self-awareness exercises and came up with a plan….

See, I am passionate about many things; things like God, family, and sports (mostly football, Go Fins!)  So I thought, why limit myself to one subject? Maybe others would like to hear my thoughts on things other than just spirituality and how we are being deceived. I mean we are being deceived but I know sometimes its good to take a break from the heaviness of that subject and discuss other things. So, with that said I will be starting to write on more of a variety of subjects that fall within my passions. Make no mistake though, my first and foremost mission is to try and remove that veil from many of your eyes on what exactly is Truth; not what it is but Who it is….

We all have choices in life; as above, we can go in either direction, it is entirely up to you. I hope that through my writing, you will discover which is which. I am still learning too so we are all in this together. I hope that no matter what I write about each day, it brings you a little more hope, a little more joy, even maybe a laugh or two. Sound good? Great! I am going to leave a couple of links below in hopes you can follow my work there as well as here and spread the word through these outlets. I know there are a million other places you could be this morning; thank you for spending a few minutes with me.

Peace, Love and Truth,


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