There are days when it’s a pleasure and delight to write. My brain is focused on the new idea and I am chafing at the bit to get it onto my page. It’s like Jeremiah crying “ “His word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot. Jeremiah 20:9 … Continue reading RISE!
When my mind is screaming, I will remember You are my God of peaceWhen my soul is confused, I will remember You are the God of truthWhen I am surrounded by darkness, I will remember You are the Light in the darknessWhen I feel isolated, I will remember you are the God of unfailing love For my heart may feel, but my faith is not … Continue reading Yahweh, He Is.
Dreams, goals and visions. We are told we need them to motivate us and to get us going in life. We have to keep going and climb the mountain. But for some of us the mountain seems unclimbable and even worse when we do get near the top we find the view is not what we thought. So what we do is look for another … Continue reading Visions Foundations
My last post left with me ranting about the state of a world I don’t understand and me wanting to hide in a cave somewhere. I can’t say I’ve completely gotten over that impulse, the wombat and I are still in negotiations. However, after my wife “encouraged” me into leaving saying I was being self indulgent and negative (I have chronic depression, waddaya expect?), anyway, … Continue reading Leaving the Cave
Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?2 Corinthians 13:5 NIV Lately I’ve had a lot of time on my hands and as is common in these moments I get a bit reflective. It was in one of those moments I was overwhelmed with anxiety … Continue reading Self-Discovery and Other Hells
When I was growing up I thought that when I would have more surety and security. My faith would be solid and firm and unclouded. Yet the older I got it seems the less sure I am. In fact, the things I was sure of I am now questioning. So here I sit not on the mount of enlightenment but in the cloud of mystery … Continue reading Ecclesiastes
When I was growing up I belonged to a very conservative church. We believed in the inerrant scripture and that we engaged with God through our faith and works. We were taught in moral purity and to avoid the emotionalism of “other” denominations. Problem? As a teenager I was not exactly “pure” and seriously struggled with the shame of my inner life. Also, besides my … Continue reading I’m an Evangelical, Charismatic, Mainline, Conservative, Amillennial, ….. Aw, Forget It!
This week I had an interesting encounter at my support group I go to. Yes I go to a support group. Yes, I have mental health and life issues and I need help. That’s life, deal with it. Now at my group I meet all sorts of people which is awesome. The people range from traditional Christian, Muslim and discouraged agnostics. Our paths are varied … Continue reading One Way!… Not Sure.
A busy day today, no wonder I’m exhausted. I’ve been building rivers. It’s quite simple but does take work. You start with a single drop. A simple thought, attitude, or action. Then, make one God inspired change. That one change can build into something bigger. An idea becomes a passion, Inspiration becomes a creation. I started with wanting a passion. I followed up with writing … Continue reading Landscaping My Life
I know a few people who are dealing with addiction and so I’ve been looking at the 12 step program. What I’ve learnt is that the first and most important element is honesty. It’s this transparency that throws off the shame and the hidden aspects of addiction that it feeds on. However, I was thinking. If we just expose the lies and shadows, what do … Continue reading Cellophane People