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
Happy Resurrection Day! This holiday is typically known as Easter. Unfortunately, that name is derived from the Babylonian goddess of fertility, Ishtar. Given that she was a fertility goddess, that led to the eggs and bunnies that have become synonymous with Easter traditions today. Today celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This single event is … Continue reading Resurrection!!!
Today is Good Friday. This holiday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. This crucifixion, coupled with the resurrection, is the crux of the Christian faith. The question that comes to my mind this year for me is what was so special about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and what is so good about Good Friday? … Continue reading What is so good about Good Friday?