The last time I posted on WordPress, I found myself in the middle of a dark battle, just trying to find my next breath. Priorities shifted. And blogging about faith while mine was tested seemed too much. So I stopped. For almost six years I have laid dormant, but life did not. Short story: The … Continue reading Hello.
It strikes like an unseen viper sending strains of poison through every fiber of life leaving its victim paralyzed upon a roller coaster of emotions. Attempting to free yourself from this captivity of tragedy will exhaust you and confuse you. So what is a person to do after the initial shock? What are you supposed … Continue reading The Miracle of Pain: After the 911 Call
It's breathing down your neck when you finally drag yourself out of a sleepless slumber. Hot and desperate fumes of dreams meeting their dooms mixes with a reality that now lays shambles. A heart once energetic with life and joy can barely find the will to beat. Breathing in the next breath is a miracle … Continue reading The Miracle of Pain
1 Samuel 15:22 (ESV) “And Samuel said, ‘Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.’” Pupping gas into his sedan, David taps his foot in time with the melody … Continue reading Blessings in Obedience
Infections of the heart are often the result of wounds inflicted by sin and left unattended, bandaging them with various forms of denial, anger, or legalism. When sin comes to light often times it mirrors what an abscess looks like when a doctor lances it: infection shoots out and affects those around. It is messy, extremely … Continue reading MRSA of the Heart Part II – Healing
Anger. It's that cancer that spreads sometimes over the smallest slight, an explosion that sends shrapnel of hateful words and actions in various directions. The coffee pot broke the morning you were running late and needed the jolt of java before a big meeting. The kids won't listen when you want nothing more that a … Continue reading Okie Wisdom for Today: Anger
Natalie jumped out of the shower, late for another day at work. As she rubbed a towel over her body, a thread snagged on a wound right above her heart. “Ouch!” She leaned over the counter closer to the mirror and tried to poke at the pimple-looking sore. A little infection popped out. Thinking nothing … Continue reading MRSA of the Heart Part I