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“Who Am I”?

"Who am I"? The question rages through the generations Through the ache of lost identity Where the mirror can't affirm us And all we are is defined by the horror we've been through Even our own hearts at such a loss we sell our soul to public opinion acceptance and approval. What have we become? Not…

My Life Resolution………

 I enter into this new year with a sense of sobriety in many things. The elements of darkness are blatent and very real- greed, murder, hate, indifference, self-righteousness..... As I look upon all that tempts us, I see our greed. I see financial greed to the point of exploiting the weak to feed the insatiable lust of the…

Be Brave, Bilbo

Pensive Ponderings

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Every day we live is a page of the story of our epic adventure into life. We are protagonists moving forward into some glory or peril. This may sound over-the-top, but it’s true. We’re all Bilbo Baggins on some stage of the journey. Some of us have yet to be made uncomfortable by disrespectful dwarves and cunning wizards. Some of us are being enchanted by the song of long forgotten gold. Some of us are running out the door without our hats. And some of us are discovering we can be brave like we’ve never been before.

A great many of us get stuck before we ever hit the adventure. We’re smoking our pipes on our doorsteps, expecting nothing and pursuing nothing. We have no drive. We have not purpose. We have no forward motion. A lot of us are fine with that, but a few are becoming restless, and…

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Are You Losing Faith in God?

There is a disturbing trend in our world today. Many people are walking away from faith in God. More disturbing, I don't think it is a trend, I think it is a real dilemma in people's lives. Because of the tragedies they have seen in our world, they wonder, "How could God exist with all…

COULD THIS WHOLE THING BE ABOUT LOVE????

Could this whole thing be about love? I mean, could a Divine Father truly be longing for His children to the degree of death? Not a romantic idea of death, but an actual powerful event of deepest sacrifice and longing to ransom a son/daughter out of the clutches of an enemy bent on their destruction?…

Depression is NOT a sin!!

When people of faith struggle with depression sometimes they can feel like they have lost their faith and like they don't love God as much as people who seem not to have a care in the world. These feelings can cause us to sink deeper into depression and is actually a lie of the enemy…

Come Out! Come Out! Whoever You Are!

You are not "less than, minimal, powerless, inconsequential or sub-human, or less than others." Others are not "more important, superiour, smarter, prettier or more wanted". You are not "invisible, unwanted, despised, rejected". You are not "small, without". You count. You are valuable and matter greatly. God has created you ON PURPOSE!! You were His idea.…

#LikeAGirl

This is the most amazing message I have ever seen a company champion. It is changing the worldview about girls, the way we think about ourselves and the way culture thinks about what it means to be "female".  Millions have viewed it on youtube. Won't you add to that number? You ought to check it out if you are…

If You Don’t Plant, You Can’t Reap a Harvest

What is it about our nature that wants it ALL and wants it all NOW? We know full well that it's not possible but that doesn't stop us from trying to attain it. Take any situation, whether it's getting out of debt, losing weight, getting fit, learning something new. We don't want to go thru…

Compassion and Change

At various times, I have walked among the homeless in our great city. Well, really, we all have. Some occasions I have touched them, hugged them, fed them, talked & prayed with them and watched them as they live and move around us and as they sleep. Compelled to do something to change the situation they are in. Angry because SOMETHING should…

Then Love Walked in the Room

The devastation and disappointment of their friend's death must have been more than they could bear. The confusion. The disbelief and feelings of despair had to be overpowering. After all that Jesus had told them and had been to them and now, he was dead. On top of that, the shame they felt for having scattered and left Jesus to…