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
The Feel-good Comeback
I have been waiting a long time for something that happened today. In the back of my mind, biding my time for the comeback of someone who fell from grace, so to speak. When it finally came to be, my momentary joy was quickly squashed. Tiger Woods came all the way back and won The … Continue reading The Feel-good Comeback
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?
Wearing Authenticity Proudly
First, confession time: I have found myself lingering at the well of authenticity without moving into the deeper heart change that precedes a holier lifestyle. I question myself first before you today. How am I becoming more like Christ? Am I willing to push through my pain to find my place in the church again? Am I willing to … Continue reading Wearing Authenticity Proudly
Prayer and Presence
Prayer is a powerful tool in the arsenal of the Christian. I will not waste my precious few words here disputing that truth, that would be futile. However, I do want to challenge us in our thinking to go beyond the posture of supplication into bold and energetic action. The Holy Spirit is our intercessor with the … Continue reading Prayer and Presence
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
Finally accepting my reality, and that’s a good thing!
(For specific information about childhood sexual abuse, its repercussions and counseling practices, see the following link: The Long-Term Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Counseling Implications ) It's not that I haven't been aware of the results of long-term sexual abuse, it's just that I have had this unrealistic expectation to be free from the adverse … Continue reading Finally accepting my reality, and that’s a good thing!
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