bottle of tears - suffering, pain, sadness, wickedness, evil

Bottle of Tears

My body and soul wither in pain As they bear the weight of worldwide shame. Greed, murder, abuse, and lies Permeate the world beneath the skies. Screams of fright, ghostly whispers Travel through my mental rivers My heart with indignation quivers While my soul in chilling heartache shivers. Innocent lives, destroyed every day - Silent … Continue reading Bottle of Tears

time - regrets - picture of watch in sand

Regrets

It eats away at your soul, your mind, your heart, your flesh. It whispers words of condemnation in your ear. It gnaws at your effectiveness, sanity, and stamina. It grows with age, spreads with rage, and fills every page. Regret. You know it well. Like the ghost of one who has passed from this life … Continue reading Regrets

the crucifixion - Good Friday - unwanted - Jesus became sin for us - selfless love

Unwanted

In all transparency, today has felt somewhat like a journey into Hell. Relational/friendship stuff, unexpected tax issues (a notice from the IRS, which turned out to be fairly benign - but required my time to address), and painful remarks from a family member (who does not want me around at all right now) made a … Continue reading Unwanted

picture of tapestry - life is but a tapestry - corrie ten boom

Tapestry

Life is but a Weaving (by Corrie ten Boom) My life is but a weaving Between my God and me. I cannot choose the colors He weaveth steadily. Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow; And I in foolish pride Forget He sees the upper And I the underside. Not ’til the loom is silent And the … Continue reading Tapestry

picture of horse encumbered with heavy load - Jesus' yoke is easy and his burden is light - read through the Bible - Matthew chapter 11

Read Through the Bible – Day #11 – Matthew Chapter 11

John’s Questions When Jesus had finished giving instructions to His twelve disciples, He departed from there to teach and preach in their cities. Now when John, while imprisoned, heard of the works of Christ, he sent word by his disciples and said to Him, “Are You the Expected One, or shall we look for someone else?” Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and report to John … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #11 – Matthew Chapter 11