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?
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
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!
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
I spend a lot of time reading stories about various sex offenses. People who are caught with child pornography, pastors with prostitutes, those who have marital infidelity, inappropriate relationships with co-workers, rape, incest, all sorts of dysfunctions. I don't do this for the shock value, I do it to help me understand a broader spectrum … Continue reading Is this how you feel? (read at your own risk)
My contribution on behalf of those who either can't or don't want to speak for themselves, or don't desire attention drawn to them can seem futile at times. Expressing my obvious frustration and pointing out what I see as inadequacies and outright failures aren't exactly drawing people into the conversation! The truth is that it takes decades … Continue reading Not Giving up!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyHIzQvKhcE All Things Are Working [Verse 1:] Falling apart and tearing at the seams Tribulation lends a hand and squeezes all your hopes and dreams You say you retreat, you say you just can't win Before you let your circumstance tell you how the story ends (God's word) His word says you can … Continue reading Fred Hammond & RFC – All Things Are Working
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiDbJGn076A Please Don't Pass Me By [Verse 1] There was a blind man on the road side, and he heard a commotion yeah It was Jesus passing by with a crowd and it stirred his emotions He'd been displaced his whole life, should he even try Ohhhhh Don't bother Jesus (they say you have … Continue reading Fred Hammond & RFC – Please Don’t Pass Me By