"The Waiting Place for people just waiting. Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go, or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or a No or waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is just waiting"
I thought that this was a curse I would have to learn to live with for the rest of my life. So, I began to deal. I learned how to live life with the emptiness, the brokenness, the pain. I learned how to smile even when everything inside of me was weeping. There was no light at the end of this never-ending tunnel.
The steering jerked to the right - towards the 18-wheeler. I watched in complete silence as the car spun towards the back end of the truck. I was so sure that we were going to smash into the back of the truck. It was a literal 'Jesus take the wheel' moment.
Nothing changes Yet nothing remains the same Each sway simple But its purpose unique The momentum, always timely
I would not think of the things that I own, nor of the things that I wished I could have. I would not think of the career I was able to attain, nor of the amount of money in my account. Instead, I would think of opportunities. Opportunities taken, opportunities missed. Opportunities to laugh, opportunities... Continue Reading →
So, how are you going to let yourself adapt? How will you allow yourself to see the good at the very center of your not so great situations? How are you going to allow yourself to heed the nudge that most often leads to inexplicable peace – though the path may be uncharted and rough?
As I went about my day and was winding down at work, I got restless with the noise of the world around me (this happens often - the world is a noisy place), and just wanted to retreat into a place where my soul could be edified with the words of Truth, with a focus... Continue Reading →
...Sometimes, to better understand where you are going, you need to look back on where you are coming from... Often times I forget the bondage from which I was freed. The bondage masked under pleasure. The bondage masked under 'societal norm'. The bondage masked under capitalism. The bondage masked under liberalism. The bondage which by... Continue Reading →
"On the hill far away, stood an old rugged Cross, the emblem of suffering and shame..." (Bennard, 1913). On the hill, on that Cross, was where the battle for my life was won. On the hill, on that Cross, was where my victory was taken back for me. On the hill, on that Cross, was where... Continue Reading →
The Word started it all, sustains it all, and will settle it all. The Word is the beginning, middle, and end. I was meditating on the Book of John, particularly John chapter 1. As I read this passage, taking the time to read, meditate on, and listen to each verse, I kept thinking of Genesis... Continue Reading →
If I could be jealous of anything in this life, I would be jealous of those who came to God (through Christ) early. The pain, loss, misunderstandings, heartbreaks, and wasted time that I could have avoided. All the wasted efforts and trivial pursuits that could have been avoided. Oh boy. I would not be jealous... Continue Reading →
I was privileged enough to read a book by one of my mentors (from afar) titled; "Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms." This book is coauthored by Tim Tebow with A.J. Gregory. I remember the first time I picked up the book, I had to put it down. Not because I could... Continue Reading →
"I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all of your wonderful deeds." [Psalm 9:1] 2014; a year end reflection letter. A thank you letter more than anything else. It is now 2017, and this letter still resonates. More so now than it did then. "His mercies endures... Continue Reading →