Tag: christianity

A Harvest Party!?

I have never understood Halloween; from either a secular point of view or a religious one. I wrote yesterday about the secular part, but really do not understand why Halloween has become accepted by many in the Christian community as well. I am not saying everyone in the […]

Follow The Leader

There comes a time when we all choose. I’m not talking about the choice of what we will wear today or what we will have for dinner – or even what we want to be when we grow up, (some of us are not fortunate enough to have […]

The Numbers Game

I’ve sat in many churches and even served in a few. I have been the one sitting in the back row not wanting to be seen but longing to be noticed, and the one behind the microphone unable to hide but desperately not wanting to be judged. Both […]

A Christian Multitool

How do we do it? I mean, especially for those of us who have a deep-seated need to please and in turn be accepted, how do we reconcile who we really are? Do we really even have a true self or are we just playing a role depending on the situation or circumstance? I have, (and I would guess most of you have as well), found that there is an identity that I have…something that I call ‘me’…that few people ever really see. It is made up of the thoughts and emotions that are always swirling but never spoken; the excitement that is held back; the sorrow that is boxed up; and the dreams that are shelved for another time…

The Scars We Share

Scars we bear on our physical bodies can be used as great object lessons – ways to begin conversations about larger issues. There are also scars that we do not wear so proudly on our skin – scars that are hidden from view and revealed only in the words we say and the choices we make. I call these “heartscars” and they are created by wrongs done to us or experiences that caused confusion, fear, and regret. The only way to find healing for these kinds of wounds and release the blessings that they hold is through forgiveness. Much like in the physical, our wounded hearts can heal provided we don’t remove the protective covering. Forgiveness is this covering and when allowed to complete its work it will reveal a scar that will be a blessing to be shared instead of a bitter root burrowing deeper…

Waiting For You To Let Go

It was not a particularly unique day…just an ordinary spring morning – crisp but not cold, with a new-dirt smell in the air and birds waking from their slumber.  The kind of morning when you can feel winter slipping away as summer waits in the gentle breeze.  I […]

Everything…And More

In my life there have been very few things that have exceeded my expectations. My wife exceeds them almost on a daily basis with her patience with me and love for me, even when I feel I have done very little to earn it. My kids amaze me […]

What Storms Reveal

I love rain and just about anything to do with it; thunder, lightning, wind, puddles – they all add to the experience. I can be a happy wet camper listening to the rain on the canvas roof or a wanna-be storm chaser following the raging clouds across the […]

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