Sometimes you think the journey is over, but only to find out the Lord allowed you to have a respite, a time to heal and get stronger. A time to learn and a time to share. That’s where I have been for the last six months. I was in a beautiful oasis.
In July of last year, I wrote 83 More Miles With Jesus.
In that post, I listed many frustrations Continue reading
I have always considered myself a common man. Just one of the millions that goes to work everyday, pays their bills, and tries to live respectably. Nothing special, not good looking or athletic or talented. Just a regular guy.
I have a dislike for those that I have come in contact with who seemed to feel superior to the regular guys. Now there are those who are good looking or athletic or talented and still are a regular guy, but there are some who come across as self righteous, being defined as having an attitude of being totally correct or morally superior, usually unfounded. Continue reading
TWELVE MONTHS/ ONE YEAR
It is hard to grasp the range of emotions that I have felt in the last year. The tears, the anger, the frustration, the loneliness, but there was/is also the comfort I received from the Lord, from my family, and from my friends. The greater love I have come to understand from my Lord and a greater appreciation of the love I had with Terrie. Continue reading
Did you catch the mistake I made on my last update? One clever reader, after reading the post, alluded to my being able to predict the future. I said to myself “Huh, what are they talking about? I didn’t write anything about predicting the future!” I re-read the body of my piece four or five times and did not find what they were talking about. My judgement was, “They’re NUTS!” I got a text from my sister, which unlocked the mystery for me. She said, “Your title is Update 10.23.16. This is 09.23.16.” While she didn’t say it, she could have been justified by adding “Moron.” So, the clever reader got me. Made me twist in the wind. Showed no mercy. But that’s par for me, that’s normal (me smiling here)! That’s the way I’m treated!! Continue reading
The sign says “Next Service 83 Miles”. That’s a long way to walk. I’ve come a long way, but I know I have a long way to go. I think most of my days are good, but there are some days that are very hard for me to endure.
I have completed the first cycle of “GriefShare” sessions. The program was very helpful to me and showed me ways to cope with my grief. But there is still some healing that must occur before the Lord shows me the next phase of my life. The program says that next phase is called Continue reading
Have you ever had unexpected company show up at dinner time? Or have had people stay around longer than you anticipated and you knew they would need to be fed? I think most people would say, “It’s time to go to the store and get more food!” Can you imagine what it would be like if you had fifty families do that? How about five THOUSAND? We would be in a panic…but Jesus wasn’t!
On a certain day, Continue reading
What must it have been like to be disappointed, day after day for most of your life? It was difficult to even get there everyday, but then to be passed by, because you couldn’t get to your feet before the others. It just didn’t seem to be fair. But then a special day came; Jesus came to the pool.
The gospel of John Continue reading
The Gospel of John is different from the three synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) in that it had a different audience for whom it was written. John’s audience was for all mankind; to the believer and the unbeliever alike. John’s purpose is stated in John 20:31″ 31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ Continue reading