How He Loves Today... today I was reminded of this song and the story behind it, I was moved again. I felt emotions I haven't for quite a while. You might even say that it inspired me to make a move back towards God. It's been some time since we've spoken. Please take the time … Continue reading A Story…How He Loves
Should I or shouldn’t I?
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?
In the Moment
It has been a difficult transition going back to work and I haven't been writing much lately but just wanted to share a tidbit with you. My job is very physically challenging, the mental aspects of management are also freaking me out a bit. You see they transferred someone out when I came in, they … Continue reading In the Moment
The Entry Points of Temptation
***CAUTION: ADULT CONTENT*** We really have to be on our guard men, our society tells us one thing and then advertises another. Payday candy bar. To my shock and dismay they used the inference and imagery of a "flasher" to advertise their product. They actually show the wrapper being removed and pixellate the area where genitalia … Continue reading The Entry Points of Temptation
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
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
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?