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?
Stained Glass Fortresses
Isaiah 56:10-12 (TLB) Come, wild animals of the field; come, tear apart the sheep; come, wild animals of the forest, devour my people. For the leaders of my people—the Lord’s watchmen, his shepherds—are all blind to every danger. They are featherbrained and give no warning when danger comes. They love to lie there, love to sleep, … Continue reading Stained Glass Fortresses
Donald Trump: A Commentary on our Society at Large
I am surprised by the shock shown by so many people when it comes to Donald Trump and his presidential bid. Why? Because it is a direct reflection of our society as it stands today. A culture that glorifies violence and sensuality, mortally plagued by eroding values, the elevation of style over substance, the concerted effort … Continue reading Donald Trump: A Commentary on our Society at Large
Where were you?
Where were you? You fighters for justice, when I was being sexually abused in the night. Where were you? The Church who was told, that did nothing to help the helpless? Where were you? The friends and family that saw this messed-up life and ignored the self-destruction. Where are you? The current church, who knows my past … Continue reading Where were you?
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!
Deal with the Sin, but First Remove the Shame
I had someone ask me how we could drive home the fact that using porn is sinful without shaming the individual. Is there a way, even in the midst of habitual sinful behavior that goes directly against what God commands, in which we can show love, respect, and compassion for the person and remain strong in our stance for righteousness … Continue reading Deal with the Sin, but First Remove the Shame
Can we hear each other?
Note: I will use the term "church" to simplify my referral to what I would consider the majority of churches. This is not intended to lump every single church together. However, it is best to take off the rose colored glasses and be open-minded when reading this post. I will also state that I am a broken vessel, … Continue reading Can we hear each other?
I am One of Three
I was asked recently why I don't "move on, you keep writing about the same things over and over, people are tired of it." Well, I will move on when its time, and I will know when that is. In the last two years I have faced what this life has become and until I can process … Continue reading I am One of Three