Mom always said I'd lose it...
I once heard someone ask, "If Jesus walked into your church, would he like what he found there?" The speaker was making the point that we tend to place so much meaningless emphasis on things that don't matter a hill of beans in the long run and I can't say that I disagreed with him. But through the years, I have come to believe that if Jesus came to Earth, he wouldn't walk into any church. Based on the examples shown in the Bible, I believe he would probably go hang out where the homeless folks congregate or go talk […]
I wrote this at a time when I was very confused about where I stood with Len, when the complications of our respective lives just seemed to be compounding one upon the other and I desperately wanted some flicker of light at the end of the tunnel. It was intended to be in a sort of poetry slam style and would probably be better heard aloud than read but here it is anyway.
Clear the Air
We need to talk
I need to
clear the air.
You see, I'm finding it
hard to breathe
there's so many […]
I mentioned in an earlier post how I had built up emotional walls after my ex-wife left in order to keep anyone from getting close. You see, I was going through my life pretty much blissfully ignorant of any problems in my marriage. I always joke around that men are pretty simple and not all that bright and that when women tell us that nothing's wrong, we believe them. But apparently, a lot of things had been festering under the surface in my ex's head that I didn't even know were issues until they had grown to such a magnitude […]
Becoming a Christian is easy. Living like a Christian is easy. Doing the things a Christian is supposed to do is easy. But actually being a Christian is pretty hard. OK - not really "hard" as in "difficult" but rather "hard" as in "it takes actual work." It requires you to do things that a lot of people — even well-meaning Christians - just aren't comfortable doing. And that's been the case for me for the majority of my life.
For so, so many years I’ve tried to do the right things and read the right things and know the right things. […]
I guess the first step in writing about a personal journey is to establish a baseline -- a line in the sand to document where I am now -- which will serve the additional purpose of bringing former readers up to speed on the past few years while the blog has been inactive.
My path to this point has been laid out for a long time so I won't rehash all of that. Here are the updates that are pertinent to the scope of this blog.