When I write it is problematic for me. It causes people to either freak out or say good job. This is my open journal of life, my thoughts, intentions, my failures and fears. I am going to take a break. When and if I feel it is time to return, I will. If not, good … Continue reading Should I or shouldn’t I?
Hypocritical or Just Plain Confused?
People today are less hypocritical and are more realistically faced with the conundrum of what to do with their lives. I collect old vinyl. I got started just a few months ago and posses about 225 albums of mixed genre. Everything from Glen Campbell to Ozzy Osborn, the Monkees to Led Zeppelin, Sinatra to The … Continue reading Hypocritical or Just Plain Confused?
I’m Sorry, I Don’t Have Time
Years ago I attended a small church and had for a long time. I was socially challenged, a loner with aspirations in a congregation of 70 people, four of which were my family. I desired to develop a relationship with the worship leader after having been a part of the team for several years. I put … Continue reading I’m Sorry, I Don’t Have Time
Feeling the Disconnect but Embracing the Truth
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32 (KJV) There is something about going through deep personal trauma that will exclude a person from accepting a marginal existence. Everything seems a little more urgent and painful; they will see more clearly through trivial matters and frivolous escapes from reality...if they are … Continue reading Feeling the Disconnect but Embracing the Truth
Detoxing from Church Culture and Starting Over
I spent nearly 20 years in a church that did a lot of damage to my faith, I call it the "cult church" now. It was a non-denominational church with certain practices and legalistic oppressions that stifled and stunted the lives of many, while a few lorded their power over the rest. I was manipulated into subjection and disciplined … Continue reading Detoxing from Church Culture and Starting Over
Healing Trust Breaks
I read a quote today that said this: "Trust is like a piece of paper, once it is crumpled up it can never be in its original shape." No, that symbolic piece of paper will never be the same, but it has the potential to be wholly better than ever. Heres why... First, I want to be … Continue reading Healing Trust Breaks
The G. A. Custer Backstory
It was on the hills of Eastern Montana that the life-defining act of a man would be decided. His exploits during the Civil War had propelled him to prominence and recognition and he had gained a spectacular reputation as a leader. His daring and bravery were well documented. In fact, he achieved what many would call greatness in his time. Then came the … Continue reading The G. A. Custer Backstory
The Table is Set…
We gather every Sunday to worship God. Our songs plead for mercy and we agree on our mutual, desperate brokenness. We admit our inability to live in a holy and righteous way without Jesus, and yearn for a closeness and bond with our heavenly Father that is unmatched here on this temporal plane. We use the words of lovers, … Continue reading The Table is Set…
NOW is the Time!
I read a blog today on a site which will remain nameless, with a title that will remain nameless, about a subject that will not remain nameless. Someone wrote about several things a pastor could do to avoid sexual temptation. They were listed and expanded on; then I took a moment to read the comments of people … Continue reading NOW is the Time!