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
Hope you all had a beautiful Easter. ❤ I decided to skip posting for our Read Through the Bible adventure for Easter, but am resuming today. See latest chapter here. In this chapter, Jesus issues some powerful warnings to us in the form of parables. Our reading schedule is a bit off in terms of … Continue reading Whew! These Past Few Weeks, You Guys!
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
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
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
When something good happens to me, I'm often afraid it's too good to be true. I almost expect any joy I experience to be paired with pain or sorrow. My brain can't accept the concept of pure, isolated, unadulterated joy. And it's true that often our greatest joys are discovered in times of great pain, … Continue reading Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop
A War Not Against Flesh and Blood Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, … Continue reading Riding Into Battle