Death comes in an instant and changes our landscapes. Nothing is promised to be solid or to be steady. All we can do is learn from our mistakes, make better choices and love. Loving my brother is a choice I made, even if the manifestation of it was temporary. I am still glad I chose to love him and know him, even briefly. I'm better for it. I hope he was too.
For the last week or so, my mind has been shifted toward the pinnacle of Christianity - the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The account in Luke is one of the most detailed and insightful, while the account of the prayer the Lord made in the Garden of Gethsemane is revelatory. My attention … Continue reading Just A Thought
1 Peter 5:2-11 NLT 2 Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God. 3 Don’t lord it over the people assigned to your care, but lead them by your own good example.4 And when … Continue reading Runnin’ Ragged
Today, I was in a legitimate funk. The hub is at work and has been for five consecutive twelve-hour days. While that's great because it means extra cash, it also means our time together is limited. Like two hours a night limited. We have one car, and I get to be the driver. No life, party of … Continue reading Cure for A Legitimate Funk
What I forgot to mention in Part 1 is I had applied for a spot on my church's prayer team in October. I was told I was accepted for ministry on Christmas Eve. While this was also a volunteer position, it didn't have the time constraints the other positions had. I had also … Continue reading Candy Coated – Part 2
In 2009, my favorite non-chocolate candy in life at that time was Sour Punch Straws, and strawberry and blue raspberry flavors in particular. I loved the sweet yet tart flavor, the texture...even the sweet, fruity smell. I used to buy these at Walgreen's when they were on sale: 4 for $3. I'd gorge myself for … Continue reading Candy Coated – Part 1
Let's get to it without much fanfare, shall we? For those of you who follow me, have followed me, have agreed with me in terms of the election and the actions following it, you all know exactly how much I disliked our current president. You all know how I was dead set against … Continue reading I Was Wrong About The President