In the hurried days of my life, stopping to sit a spell with my Creator can seem like a chore more than I care to admit. Just a small sampling of how today’s conversation went.
Coming off a 72 hour firehouse shift, I’m headed from one job to the next…go go go. Gotta get my laundry cleaned. The trash needs changed. The carpets need cleaned. The yard needs mowed. Need to clean and organize the garage. It’s time to start closing the pool for the winter. Gotta pack for a
Oh gracious Lord, my God, as I watch them play, I know you’re watching them too. So young and innocent…clueless to the horrors and atrocities that await them in the adult world. Abba Father, shelter their minds and their hearts for as long as You can. I beseech you to only expose them to the
Are you struggling to overcome something today? Are you tired and weary? Is it not working out for you like you’d hoped? Does it feel like you take a step forward one day, just to fall back three the next? You’re not alone. The first three verses of Colossians 3 opens with, “Since you have
My head is full. It needs to do what it does when it’s full…vent. There is no order to what comes next, so be forewarned that I’m simply letting loose of the mess currently in my head. My apologies if what you read next is not what you’ve come to expect from me. I’m human,
Snapshots of what happens when daddy is left unsupervised with three kids for 4 hours: 1. NE sings songs like his daddy. Just because we forget the words, that’s no reason to stop singing. In complete rhythm and tune, without missing a beat: “Dancing through the snow…and I wonder what comes next.” 2. Passing the
It’s dark in here. The darkness is soul-piercing. It’s an evil kind of darkness, that has enveloped me. The cold that lives here in the dark is alive. It moves and sways around me. I cannot escape it, though my soul yearns for warmth and light. My mind cries out for it, and I cannot
DW, where do I even begin? We’ve had a rough go, haven’t we? If I could go back and start over, I think I would. There aren’t many things in my life I would say that about. I believe that our mistakes…our hardships…our struggles…our adversity…they help to define us. They make us who we are.
I’m sitting here in a flood of emotion today, and it occurs to me that I think I was wrong in what started this passion for writing to you all. When I started this blog in February 2011, I credited this post for the inspiration behind it all. This morning, I just finished this note
Originally written December 7, 2010 Within every believer dwells two natures: the flesh and the spirit. they share the same environment, same body, same eyes, ears and other senses. Each of these natures wants to rule our heart and mind. The one that eats best is the one that thrives. As I write this, God