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?
We pass the moment and the moment is past The ripples begin before the pain erupts We reach for what we’ve got in the lapse of forgotten truth That calms any wave and we pass the moment and the moment is past We pass the moment and the moment is past We’ve got a handle […]Read More the moment is past
We say nice things, It is a kinder, gentler time.Read More letter to 1959
People, if we step out of the boat, and walk by faith that we do have the power to change then we will make a change. The first step however is you. You will never have the courage to make a change in your life or the life of others until you scratch the surface of pride.Read More The Battle is at Our Doorstep
You are enough
not what isn’t his
If it were you wouldn’t be here this way.
That is how you stop gun violence. You parent. You turn the pixel machine off and walk away with your kid(s) following.Read More Pixels, Guns and Money.
We are not who we are until first, we know who we are, and as well can help ourselves in this world without having access to this amazing cash cow that is cyber persona grata.Read More Blackout
Consensus based reality supposes that we understand the same reality to be true because it is agreed upon by those experiencing this same perceived reality. My wife and remember the home we first lived in differently no matter how much we would like. It is hard to imagine how one would perceive every nuance of […]Read More Singularity
Pleasing God isn’t about what you don’t do, it is more important by what you do for others and by Him.Read More Run Your Race
inspired and taught from The Fear of God, by John BevereRead More Choose Life…
not unlike the tattooed man who has a history of each era and moment of his life that with each design tells a new story.Read More i am not a blank slate…
while success, respect and legacy is social currency what is it that you are exactly buying, or buying into: a nice comfortable world where everyone knows what to expect?Read More Harry Potter and White Bread
Ask yourself, I am helping, or am I hurting those whom I influence. If we believe we guide the needle of understanding, which of course is problematic, then say nothing.Read More No, and He is Different.
Decisions are not easy to make and until you have made many unpopular choices, that bring good endings and others bad endings without regard to your reputation.Read More United We Blame
Science has yet to explain the desire to believe in anything other than you. Thank God people many people start there, those that want forgiveness, well that is also amazing.Read More Carbon Dating vs. The Heart
God moves the heart, not legislation. No leader, no movement is ever going to change the human heart. That is God’s job, and I can tell you firsthand that is job one for the Almighty, I would assume, but hey He’s God and I am a blogger with about 10 readers.Read More The First Amendment.
People when given the chance, when you meet them where they are, disarmed, can be loving and not the person you may have imagined at all. They are you and they are me.Read More Pride ≠ Hope
Battling is the key word here as the film’s premise promoted bare-knuckled men locked into a larger struggle against conformity and commercialism. The question begs though, where does God fit in?Read More The Lies of Fight Club
We are not the Teflon pan, we need scrubbing, soap and water from time to time through prayer and a modicum of self-examination and tough love, that should be rooted in love at all times.Read More The Mustard Seed
The truth is in this world there is a large difference between understanding the difference between loving your neighbor and putting them in charge of your assets.Read More Jack Bauer – I Am Not
Recidivism is horrible on a therapist, backslides must also be painful to watch. On the other end of the spectrum, perceived or stated tolerance – that is actually disgusting.Read More Tolerate or Love?
Both sides of the line will tell you to hush, hush – because voices carry.Read More Kinder, Gentler, More Productive…