I am very confused right now. Like anyone, I want my life to matter. I want what I have learned and experienced over the years to make an impact on other people's lives. I struggle with my own meaning in this world because of the rejection of my allegations and the dismissal of so many … Continue reading Confused?
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?
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
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?
Is this how you feel? (read at your own risk)
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)