Have a great Friday night everyone. Stay safe and look for a new post tomorrow morning!
Good morning everyone and welcome to Sunday! Hope you all had a great Saturday, I know I did. Got to spend some time with my soon to be Daughter early in the day then with my youngest son later watching a scare the poop out of you movie. (It is kind of our thing since no one else in the family likes them). Also had a relatively sick free day which was definitely needed; I almost feel human again. My hip what my hip is; learning to live with it I guess until the doctor can fix me haha. Now onto the meat……
I posted this quote from Ted Dekker because he has such a grasp on what has happened to us as believers. I mean, do we not always try to analyze things with our brains? God did give us our brains to use but He gave us something even more powerful to use; our hearts. He also tells us that our lives are not encapsulated in one moment but in a series of moments throughout our lives; in essence, our journey. A journey that is often filled with many “noises”. Everywhere we go we have something trying to distract us; our phones, our tablets, our PC’s, our TV’s, all filled with one purpose; to distract us and keep us moving like the pervebial gerbil on his wheel…….
However, before we can truly start on our journey that God has laid out for us every day, we must be still. Be still in our thoughts, in our actions, and in our hearts. We must be still so when God speaks to us we can actually hear what He is saying and not just assume that something is “what God put on my heart”. How do we know when we are so distracted? More often than not its really what WE want, not necessarily what God has for us. To know for sure we must be still so God can truly transform our hearts and our minds. Have a great Sunday everyone! Love to hear from you and welcome to the new people that started following this writer yesterday; he very much appreciates it 😉
Peace and Love,
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!!
Good morning everyone and happy Friday! I’ll cut right to it today. We need prayers! For those that read your Bible you know that Job went through a lot. So much though that if I stop I think about it, I would take what we are dealing with any day. With that said, I feel like our family is going through something similiar and I’m just a a loss….
I won’t get into specifics for privacy reasons but we have been dealing with sickness (some potential fatal), job loss, poor choices, the list goes on and on. It seems as our family is just “up to bat” the last couple of months dealing with one thing after another. So, here I am, pleading with God to give us comfort, strength, and if it is His will to start to take these situations away. I ask prayers from all of you because despite all of this, I know God is in control and He does hear our prayers. So I ask for only that; your prayers. Thank you for reading and may you find peace in Jesus today.
NOTE: Tomorrow’s blog will be totally different. I will be posting my feelings about the current situation with my favorite sports team, THE Miami Dolphins. 😉
Peace and Love,
Good Monday morning folks! I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for another fun filled week….Yeah I am trying to convince myself of that too. I feel like dog poop but I am hoping that some coffee and ignoring my symptoms will do the trick. I usually get sick twice a year and this would be the second and lesser in intensity. You know your getting old when you can pretty much plan your illnesses; but I digress.
Nothing real deep this morning, I just saw this verse and thought they maybe some folks out there would need it. See you may be thinking this morning just how “crooked” the path you are on right now is. You may even feel totally overwhelmed with the circumstances around you, however, God’s Word assures us that not only is He there along side us in this path but He has already fixed the “crooked road” and made it straight again. How much better would you feel if you truly believed that no matter what circumstance you have stumbled upon (or in some cases created by your actions) that He has already provided a straight path to get you out? Problem is many of us just get stubborn, don’t trust Him, and stay on the crooked path. My message this morning is that you don’t have to; there is always another path. A path the the Creator Himself has fixed for you so that you would have an abundant life (yes one right here on earth).
Sound good? Pray to Father today and let Him show you the way. Have a blessed day everyone!
Peace and Love,
Good afternoon friends. Not feeling real well and wants to reach out for prayers. I hate feeling sick especially when its like this halfway point of half sick half not. So thank you for your prayers and I hope my blog posts are making an impact slowly but surely. Heck, might even be another one coming tonight.
Just a quick entry this morning. Mind is all over the place so I pray for clarity, direction, and peace.
Love and Blessings,
Good morning! Yesterday God showed me something that I wanted to share with you all. About 3:30 in the afternoon or so, I looked out of my office window as the afternoon storms were about to rush into the area. You could see the darkening clouds and the wind shift direction, so you knew that a good one was on the way. As I looked upon the rushing clouds, I also noticed people running out to their cars to put up their windows or their convertible tops in preparation for the rain. All that entered my Spirit was how small we really are; how at the drop of a hat our entire day can be changed by an event that our Creator uses to keep life going on this planet. The other thing God showed me was how this is an example of how we need to prepare for something much more eventful than an afternoon rain.
See my friends, God has given us our freedom for now, but the storm clouds are just on the horizon; there is a day coming where your choice to live for Him will be over and He will give you what you desire. He will either give you an eternity filled with love, beauty and eternal happiness, or a eternity without Him filled with suffering and the realization that you are forever alone. Yesterday, some of my co-workers prepared for the rain by running to their cars; I ask you this morning, how are you preparing for the storm of all storms? The return of our King! It’s not about religion and its different customs, its not even about how many times you went to church or how many “spiritual posts” you put on Facebook. Instead, its about a real relationship with the One that gave His only Son Jesus so you could be absolved of your past, present, and future sin and give you an eternal life…a true life. What this day will be your desire? How will prepare for the storm?