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
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
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?