I'm so over believing the lies of my accuser. The accusations of my accuser. I'm choosing life! I'm choosing joy! The joy of the Lord is most certainly our strength. For far too long, I've bent under the pressure of the enemy, listening to his bullshit. I'm done! Jesus didn't die so we could live … Continue reading Busting Out of the Cell
It's amazing to me what we will find if we are simply paying attention. I have a love/hate relationship with incredibly full days. I am praying for God to give me the energy for the busy ones, and the patience for the quiet ones. The full ones leave me exhausted at the end, yet fulfilled. … Continue reading Thoughts of a Walkabout Day
Free will. The will is a funny thing. It is a gift yet can seem to be a curse. It is to be submitted before God as our Lord, King, Father, friend. That's the best scenario, anyway. Yet, daily, this is a choice, a decision we have. To choose. Oh, the gift of choice. What … Continue reading The Will
Tell me why The mass majority of people Only seek Their own gain To get laid To get paid To get made At the expense of anyone in their way No matter what they think Or feel They get Bulldozed Hearts get wrecked Ambitions get tarnished Destroyed, even Lack of care infects Everything it touches … Continue reading Inner Wrestlings
Kids have it easy. Right? Can I get a show of hands as to all the "adults" reading who agree? It's rather amazing - from birth, they don't have to do anything to earn our love and affection, much less our care and attention. They simply ARE. They go through life, from day one, learning, … Continue reading The Simple Life
Broken. It's easy to love broken people when we realize that we, too, are broken. When there's chaos, we must extend consideration. Compassion. When we realize how broken we are, don't mind broken places so much. We feel for them. Compassion. Empathy. Desire to help as there were those that helped us. But, how do … Continue reading Broken, Yet Made Whole
In the garden, couldn't God have told Adam and Eve beforehand what consequences would come for both them and every generation after them if they ate of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? But of course, He most certainly could have. But He didn't. Why? Why watch us, His beloved creation, or so … Continue reading Obedience, or relationship?
How often have we heard about seeking God for who He is, for His heart, and not for His hand, as in a hand out, as in, His benefits? What person wants a gold-digger (or, "benefit-digger") for a lover? Don't we as people, as individuals, want to be loved precisely for who we are versus … Continue reading Love and benefits
An excerpt from a lovely little book, Napkin Notes, by Garth Callaghan: "There were twin boys. They were young - probably around six. Although the boys were twins, their personalities were incredibly different. One was extremely happy and the other was extremely anxious. The parents took the boys to see a counselor. The counselor devised an exam. … Continue reading Fear, or Opportunity?
Action that stems from the motivator of fear does not have the ability to produce true, lasting continuance of those actions. Only action stemming from love has the power to last, built on a rock indestructible from storms and floods. If an individual is training for a marathon or beginning an exercise routine for the … Continue reading Fear, or Love?