The boy was confused, the man is defeated. The question that plagues me is whether it was my giving up or just me flat-out not having a chance from the start? The final result, either way you look at it is the same. I have become known as a person who gripes and complains but … Continue reading Confused
Right now, in our country, the debate is raging over who should be our next president. One of the most polarizing issues is based on the ever caustic arguments over abortion rights. Well, I am going to put a twist on this disagreement that you have never considered, and I am going to be very … Continue reading I Should Have Been Aborted
One phrase from this scripture got my attention the other day. It was sung in a song and the words say this, "Restore the joy of my Salvation." For many of us this is something we struggle with after experiencing any number of difficult situations while dealing with the church. I, for one, had lost … Continue reading Psalm 51 Lifestyle
A few years ago I pursued a dream that went sideways. I was late to the table anyway but now I am pushing 60. Who wants a 60 year old worship leader up front? It's a serious question. One that requires total and complete honesty. I am doubting my ability to step back in after … Continue reading Your Opinion Needed!
Lamentations 3:22-24 The Message (MSG) God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great your faithfulness! I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over). He’s all I’ve got left. Question of the day: Are your days new every morning? … Continue reading Why Aren’t They New?
After having written what I just have, a nagging question eats at me. Should I remain transparent when so often people will and can use it against you? In my opinion far too many people are way to opaque and totally unknown, unreadable and covert. You never know where they stand personally and I think … Continue reading Is Transparency a Weakness?
I am suspended between two entirely different era's of my life and it is an uncomfortable time of waiting. In the interest of transparency I have multiple fronts to deal with as I get from here to there. I have my past which is mired in questioning all things religious. A history of untimely rebellion. … Continue reading In the Meantime
Changing direction isn't as easy as it might seem. It means there must be change at the core of who I am. It is that deep and complete, it is returning to a way of life that I existed in for many years. Its refuting statements that kept me at arms length from religious beliefs … Continue reading Directional Recalibration
Going from negatively based arguments and pivoting to a more neutral/positive point of view is no easy task. People want to know what changed, what caused the turning to happen. I don't have an answer for you because I am not sure myself. Only that I want my influence to be of a positive nature … Continue reading Turning the Corner