We are trapped in our skin, in our flesh. This is the outward appearance that everyone sees. What we do with it reveals how we want people to see us, and what opinion we want them to form about us. Some people buy expensive makeup or even have plastic surgery to "look their best." … Continue reading The Shell Around Our True Selves
As I continue to struggle to find the time and motivation to write, I have been asking myself a very important question lately. Why write? Most "experts" say that true writers should write everyday. This is a seemingly impossible task for someone that works a full-time job, plus overtime, is active in church and family … Continue reading Why Write?
Having just went through the Thanksgiving holiday, I have been thinking a lot this week about what I am thankful for. I know this is a common thought to ponder during this time of year, however, I have been focusing on things perhaps a little different than the typical "blessings" that people often cite. During … Continue reading Scars – Lyrical Inspiration
I have added a new addition to this blog, entitled "Lyrical Inspiration." For me, song lyrics have always had a profound impact on my life. I am often encouraged by a well-written piece as it proclaims truth. So, I am going to share some of the songs that have the greatest impact on my life. … Continue reading Survivor – Lyrical Inspiration
I have a two year old Miniature Pinscher, or Min-Pin as they are often called, named Dobie. It is amazing what lessons I can learn from my tiny ten pound companion. As with all dogs, he has his own unique personality. This is both good and bad, depending on the timing of his demeanor and … Continue reading Life Lessons I Have Learned From My Dog
Many of you reading this may have had a not-so-great father growing up. Or, if you were like me, your dad was completely absent. How then are we supposed to relate to God as our Father? My dad left my mother and I when I was three years old. My only memory of him was … Continue reading I am a Son!
This morning, my mother posed an interesting question to me. The husband of one of her close friends recently passed away rather unexpectedly. This caused her friend to ask my mother if her husband will know her in heaven, which then prompted my mother to ask me. What follows is a portion of the explanation … Continue reading Personal Recognition and Marriage in Heaven
(Earlier today, I published a blog post entitled “Children Are Not a Paycheck.” After reading it, and receiving some much appreciated feedback, I have decided to break the post up into various parts in order to provide clarity to the subject matter. As a result, this will be the first post in a series of … Continue reading An Introduction To What Children Are Not Supposed To Be
Just a couple of days ago was the official holiday to celebrate the birth of our great nation. That's right, I am referring to Independence Day, or July 4th for those of you who would rather celebrate a calendar day. Most of us have developed or inherited various traditions concerning this holiday. I remember going … Continue reading A Veteran’s Take on Independence Day
This past weekend, my girlfriend and I took my two boys on a drive to a country home with a pond. Living in town, we don't always have the same experiences with nature as homes do in the country. So, I eagerly drove along the winding roads through the trees and fields that would eventually … Continue reading Look, Observe, and Experience