Hate is the simple act of not seeking to understand and turning that confusion to anger and mistrust. Hating the sin of violence against innocents is different.Read More Vulnerability and Justice
God actually cares about your happiness. When you are happy you are stronger for what you need for endurance of finishing the race strong. It’s not how we start…Read More Accept Your Future
Shame is so easy, when it’s so easy to acquire these days.Read More No Love, No Peace
Each has a destination we could see if we were willing and able. Our ticket of quicker reasoning takes us far as it ever could.Read More Mop Buckets and Office Towers
It is wiser to see the path of goodness in understanding the value of moments, painful or otherwise.Read More Islands in the Stream
The chaise feels like a trampoline The words flow like gasoline We owe nothing to yesterday As we look past our failing It was never enough in their time of today Their power our tomorrow with the strength of the herd Built on the pain of yesterday’s words Forced to accept any beliefs in turn […]Read More The Weights of Ahab
It’s a dirt path Walked alone Waiting for the rain To form the mud To grasp your feet To pull you down It is a walk of numbness When the slap in the face Leaves ears ringing Blood forms Leaving marks for to remind To pull you down But He reminds you While you walk […]Read More Mud
Unfortunately until we take a moral inventory of ourselves and take aim at correcting these faults we continue to harmRead More partial
God doesn’t make mistakes, no matter how much the people who deal in control and shame try and broker deals with the devil to exact otherwise.Read More Fences
It takes nearly nothing to be grateful, no large endowment given, no trophies won in the competition for a leader’s friendship. There is no honor in these anymore than the simple gratitude for the ability for a life well lived, freedom from lack, and the knowing of what us given to you in the stillness […]Read More truly golden
Try as you might, but your social network is a sea of misconception, and it is lost in a sea of indifference.Read More The Walls Between
It was in the haste of our cares, we only had a prayer for peace given for all seasonsRead More The Beach
The more pain there is the with a primal sense of urgency that I am drawn to it. The stronghold that is, is the binding force like a magnet pulling me deeper into the lagoon. Bottomless with a sulfur vapor engulfed chamber which nothing escapes. Please Lord, I beg You for release. A flight on […]Read More A Day.
Millennials. The very word is polarizing. A label to those who live, a cultural fixture for many like a lifeless piñata to swing upon. They are the lifeless thing to whoop up on, upon which memes and jokes fly from in a tree placed amongst the garden of the boomers and Gen X’ers to say […]Read More Millennials. An Opinion.
We see the world through our perspective and our vision. We hear the world through this perspective and our worldview. In turn, it gives us an understanding of people, events, and ideas, which gives us the size and scope of our vision. If we keep our vision on people, we are small; if we keep […]Read More Connection
It is implausible for science not to explain the forming of cellulose, synapse and bone. However it is also impossible to explain the human experience without the presence of God. Even if you do not believe in God you cannot ignore the idea that a source of infinite wisdom and power that assembled such a […]Read More Set Apart
When a man, in the world’s view, is viewed as strong he has everything put together. His clothing, his home, his finances and his relationships. It stays in this order as viewed by the objective world. When a man, in the kingdom culture, has his life together there are more things to align and the […]Read More I Am Weak.
If you told a visually impaired person what the a painting was like, you might say “it is like soft music.” If you told another, you might say “it’s like soft velvet fabric.” When they discussed it with each other, they would go on and on, neither would have evidence. That’s okay. If we were […]Read More The Sight of Love
The storm that brought the alleged disaster. What did it bring you? Did it bring you peace? I’ll bet it did. Did you trust the pain it brought at first, I doubt it. I bet it moved you out of that place harshly and without warning. I wonder how many trees cleared out of your […]Read More The Storm that Builds
How important is it to belong, to be a success? What is that? I am a good person. What does that mean? When we strip away the layers of bondage to an identity of who we are are, based on what you can purchase, or what you cannot is actually relative to the point in […]Read More Experience of Existing
Relationship is currency. We pay into them as Steven J. Covey said in 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. He also said we make withdrawals. We effectively have a balance that we must keep in the bank. We pay into people in how we treat them, by the way. If we make too many withdrawals […]Read More The Balance of Care
There are two sides to every story. Everyone has a story. Everybody is comprised of two selves. There is a Native American proverb made famous by George Bernard Shaw. It is based on the Jungian archetypes of the shadow selves; if not based, but certainly highly relevant in this regard. Until we reach an active […]Read More A Tale of Two People
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference. Our country is a collective addict. We are a united state of our dysfunction. We near the moment of acceptance that will move us to the place where we consult […]Read More Hate In the Name of Love.
It is a slippery slope when we turn back the clock on progress of inclusion in America. Here in Georgia we had state hospitals like the one in Milliedgeville, Georgia that involuntarily housed those with mental health diagnoses. After it had already closed, I spoke to peers there in 2003 and we were given a […]Read More Lock Up Guns or Lock Us Up?
Didn’t watch it. Wouldn’t watch a Republican debate on the subject even without an incumbent. Haven’t seen TV in over 2 months. Life’s never been better, but these are not the points. People in of and of themselves are individuals living their own story. No person on this earth unless they are a family or […]Read More Be the Change You Wish to See
Without boundaries, we lose the ability to discern real relationship and mislead our knowledge of relationships, possibly into delusion, and then traverse the territory of healing too quickly without truly understanding the lessons we need to learn so skillfully. We become emotional tourists pretending to know all the stops of awareness without first seeing ourselves […]Read More Cytoplasm and Our Need to Be Ourselves
If we seek the success we will most likely fail, if we seek the work that leads to success, we will wake up each morning with the necessary energy to correct the memory that drives us each day.Read More How Does Your Breakfast Taste?
“I love you. You… complete me.” – Jerry Maguire “Shut up. Just shut up. You had me at hello.” – Dorothy Boyd “Show me the money!” – Rod Tidwell The three most famous lines in the film Jerry Maguire, and in this film we see the exact reasons why people should not be married. To […]Read More Show Me the Money
My marriage needs work. We are willing and able to continually do so. I am an emotionally needy person and like the norm for myself, because my parents were absentee parents. To make matters worse my father was an abuser. I was isolated and alone until I was 13, and then I went to boarding […]Read More She and Him
This is my testimony that I know can only help others to know what is helpful for others and me. As a child, I was physically and emotionally abused by my father, and due to his narcissistic personality disorder, I was the family scapegoat. I was born 8 years after my sister. My father told […]Read More My Testimony
Reading the Bible this season in a chronological plan has revealed how God keeps promises. When reading the Bible in the five sections, straight through on earlier occasions, it was difficult to see his promises unfold. With this read, I’ve seen it’s really difficult to see how God works in our lives by keeping promises […]Read More Order to Our Time
When you realize that each plank time second of your life is spelled out by a God that you cannot bear to understand the enormity, and as well the minuscule that penetrates every cell of your body then you’ll get a tiny sniff of why God loves you. The only reason he loves you and […]Read More Crazy Little Thing Called Love
As children, we learn messages that are not ours to know. This happens usually without reason and usually unknowingly to children without our knowledge or can happen through indifference or abuse. This gives way to the need for affirmation, however we can falsely achieve it. When affirmation isn’t achieved it creates a need for more […]Read More For Us
What if Dark Matter were a two way street, or even had no street whatsoever and was within us and made up most things of this universe? At this point, our prayers and our consciousness based on our own energy and how we align ourselves with God would move us closer to him through prayer. […]Read More Dark Matter and the Power of Prayer
As I wandered out of the desert my head was down. I felt the soil of this earth under my feet and I picked up a stone, feeling it’s edges. It was the most tangible feeling in years. I noticed my ability to smell cold clean air, against the stale past. I was walking into […]Read More Cedars in the Mist
We are the arrows set out against lies & injustice. Being in simple agreement is relatively unimportant. Be aware of the truth, be thankful for it and move on to be a torn belt on the engine of true misunderstanding. Let us be mindful of an action leading to another as an living example. Keep […]Read More dirty Arrows
Group think is based on the perceived need for safety of the group and selecting irrational ideas about situations, and or people. It often guides people into producing malevolent actions. Resulting in action that removes what is thought to be harmful, without a watchful open minded approach to solving a problem. The issue is that […]Read More Group Think
There are many great things about the crossover single by Lauren Daigle, “You Say.” It is the essence of the song that speaks to the identity of who we are in Christ. When we have had so many people in our lives tell us we don’t measure up, that we need to step it up, […]Read More “Go and Sin No More” ~ Jesus
We are all monumental mess ups. When we take our trash out, it smells. When we wake up we are usually grumpy and have a lack of ability to make sound decisions. We eat and drink too much at times, as well spend money we don’t have. What we have in common is our ability […]Read More Brokenness Continued
When we walk into the church for the first time as adults we are there for a reason. We are there because we are hurting. We are not there by accident. We have set upon a new answer. Possibly the spending, the sex, the drugs, the depression or the other beliefs have left us wanting […]Read More Blades of Grass
People often say truth is relative these days. I understand your feeling of safety. Is it? Is truth relative when day after day we see mass shootings for senseless reasons.Read More Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
Our inner-self is not unlike the cousin at Thanksgiving we wish wasn’t there.Read More What Does God Need with a Starship?
Meanwhile your hair might be on fire, and you run to your safe place to acquiesce your desire to raise Mary and Martha in the next room.Read More Easy Bakes and Big Wheels
We are a part in the engine that carries the most important cargo.Read More Ode to Joy
The echo of the room of your life’s former companions Of the homes you left yesterday to forage for a sense Of truest form, but not this, not like a shadow with the darkest form You had that day when your senses left that way It is the rooms you left to remove the heft. […]Read More Echoes
Old Mill Park in Roswell, GeorgiaRead More Days of Old
Are the services, the way we treat on the newcomer consistent with the teachings of Jesus, the prophets, the Apostles of God contained in the scriptures of the Holy Bible?Read More Meeting in the Middle?