Christian Outreach Talk…Conclusion

In March of 2012 I had an Epiphany.  With everything that had gone on in my life it hit me, one day, that God had always taken care of us.  He was always there for me.  The Holy Spirit began to really burn…and I know why.  I immediately understood what loving God with all my…

Christian Outreach Talk…Part 2

I lost my job a couple of times. I didn’t get fired. I would just get an attitude and walk away.  Even though I treated people well and had a soft heart, I did things that put my family in jeopardy. It was nonsense and I knew it…but I couldn’t control it.  I hated myself…

Christian Outreach Talk…Part 1

This is a tough talk to deliver as this talk culminates all the wonderful talks to this point.  I’m going to give you a snapshot and then get on with it.   My mom died 3 years ago and almost took a secret with her to the grave. I fought a demon. I learned to…

Christianity = Discomfort?

You know I sit here and describe how much easier it is to be a follower of Christ since my epiphany…and it is….easier…not easy.  I understand that there will always be temptations and I’m always on guard and ready to face them.  In Sunday’s gospel, Jesus told us… Matthew 10:33  But whoever denies me before…

Naivety

Proverbs 14:15  The naive believe everything, but the shrewd watch their steps. If there was an olympic  event for naivety, I would have won gold for many years.  When I graduated high school and went directly to the Navy…the real world…I was shocked at what I didn’t know.  Some might make the excuse for me…

Rage, hatred

John 4:20  If anyone says, “I love God,” but hates his brother, he is a liar; for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. Over the weekend I read an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal.  (WSJ is the only newspaper I read…

Giving

My wife is planning on having a yard sale soon.  We’re starting to down size and have assembled the items we need to get rid of.  However, I’m no longer in favor of having the yard sale.  I want to give it all to the needy.  It really bothers me to see someone in need…

Will our pets be in heaven?

As soon as my 12  year old pup passed away this past Monday I began asking this question.  I did some reading on this and there are actually some scriptural evidence where the answer may be yes. What I found is, these verses definitely hold animals in high esteem.  For example: Proverbs 12:10  The godly…

Broken Hearts

When you lose a very special someone, it feels like the bottom is falling out.  If you’ve experienced that feeling, as most of us have, it’s just so difficult to cope.  With me, it feels like it did when I went into deep depressions.  Of course, yesterday, my best friend…11 year old pup passed away….

Apologies

I’m so sorry about missing some days.  I’ve been preoccupied with my very ill, best friend, my 11 year old pup Autumn.  She was my shadow and we were together since she was 8 weeks.  Yesterday I had to make the decision to say goodbye.  My heart is broken but I know that she is…