Surprise

Dear readers, as we begin the year 2022, I have a surprise for you. Those who subscribe and regularly read my musings know that my writings are primarily an online devotional with an occasional poem or other genre containing a spiritual focus. That’s due to my passion. I’m passionate about my God, Jehovah the oneContinue reading “Surprise”

Like a Vapor

While growing up, each of my children participated in various scripture memorization activities at home, in the church, during youth programs, and through Bible quizzing. It was a practice I encouraged because I find evidence of it mentioned in the Bible.

Changed Trajectory

Most followers of Christ will agree that prayer has the potential to change things. Not of ourselves but through the power of God. Some deploy prayer as a desperate last-minute option, like using a parachute as the plane goes down. That group will call out to God when everything else has failed or when tragedyContinue reading “Changed Trajectory”

Road Trip Lesson

Last week, I went on a road trip to deliver and complete the sale of a vehicle. According to Google Maps, my destination was a five-hour drive. My dad followed behind for the transportation back home. The evening before, I had checked my computer, finding there were three possible routes with similar travel times. IContinue reading “Road Trip Lesson”

Suicide. . . Grief, Healing, and Hope

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. I have an all too intimate knowledge and experience with suicide. It has left behind an ugly trauma that rears a hideous head from time to time, attempting to erase life and suck away joy. As a therapeutic exercise for myself, I wrote the bulk of the post youContinue reading “Suicide. . . Grief, Healing, and Hope”

Sprayed by a Skunk – part 2

Those who read part one of Sprayed by a Skunk may be curious about the same thing my boss was. He asked me, “Have you ever been sprayed by a skunk?” My answer inspired a story that was later shared during the morning devotions at the Christian school where I was working.

The Lord is My Banner

The past week has been a continuous onslaught of events beyond usual life displeasures and irritating incidents. I will not bore you with a list because that is not where I want the focus of this post to land. I desire to direct all eyes towards Jehovah-Nissi one of the names of God meaning TheContinue reading “The Lord is My Banner”

Consuming Fire

God is referred to as a consuming fire in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. Have you wondered why? According to some theologians when scripture refers to God by this term it is in reference to His holiness. Purification or DestructionFire can both purify and destroy. It can purify metal by burning awayContinue reading “Consuming Fire”

Beautiful Scars

Beginning in my childhood, I wondered why Jesus had scars after His resurrection. I had been led to believe our weaknesses, diseases, or disabilities would be perfected on Heaven’s side of eternity. Maybe I was a strange child pondering a theological element that did not coincide with my belief. Into adulthood, I wrestled with whatContinue reading “Beautiful Scars”

Praise Him!

Blessed be the name of the Lord. In the past few weeks, I have had one challenge or trial after another and another. Each one assaulting my finances, physical stamina, and emotional fortitude. Then I bottomed out. For context, I do property management to earn a living.