The Job of Job

Have you ever felt like everything was going wrong in your life? Even if it was for a just a moment? I think we all have at times; I certainly have felt that way. There are many people in the Bible that have gone through hard times, and honestly – they commonly had it worse…

Hope

“Everything that is up must come down. ”  I have heard that said before, and to be frank I considered it a rule — a rule for expected disappointments   Which is why for a long time I tried to live in such a way that I didn’t have to count on anyone.   Yet… that was terrible…

To the Gentlemen

“A man is a man because he can cry” The Craftsman from Little House on the Prairie This is to the bros, and gents out their that deal with a very common inner conflict…. Their own hearts. “You aren’t a tough guy if you express hurt.” You are called a number of names for actually…

An Answer of Peace

I have never sat before a human king. I think few have, at least now and days. Kings of old often were adorned with a splendor that few can possess or imagine, and yet… though they were worshiped as gods — mortal they were. How a king was approached in the past was a serious…

Forgiven Ones

I want to blow your mind, and you don’t have to believe me. You are forgiven by a mercy beyond your grief, and belief. All of the self-afflicting thoughts and emotions you feel can actually be helped, and you are not the only one who has felt them. Not a single person from Adam to…

The Dove

God. I write about the Holy Three constantly, and yet many have over the centuries. It is what comes most naturally to me. Applying things I come to feel from them (the individual members) to common things we face in life. Most of this comes from facing fires I’d rather run from. For who wants…

The Eyes

Has someone ever looked at you, in such a way, that it left a chill so cold that your heart’s breath could be seen in the air? If such a thing were possible? It’s like a hollow glazed look in the eyes, where one’s soul isn’t present. No moisture to be found. Two mere, dull…

To the Ladies

It has been a crazy time lately. Y’all know the scoop. It surely isn’t one filled with ice cream. I don’t want to talk about that. I want to say some things that have been in my heart for a while now. They are what I would say to a young woman, an elder, and…

The Shield

In the not so distant past, a billboard of sorts for those who were in battle were the shields they carried. Some cultures had intricately designed ones, and others carried ones made of good ole’ wood (basic, but it got the job done). Meanwhile… while the homies were gearing up, the Vikings had people known…

Two Paths

John Donne said something that has come to my mind quite a few times, and it is something we take for granted today I feel. “No man is an island.” Today… we exalt the individual as God. Where human choice and will are celebrated, even when individual and collective choices are not held in respectful…