When Things Get Crazy

When things in this life get crazy, and they don’t make sense, and we don’t know how to put into words how we feel, God assures us that he is still in control and that he will not forget his promises to us.

Run With It

An Original Work / February 14, 2019

Do you ever feel so deeply
That words cannot express it?
Like the feeling of a symphony,
But your fingers just don’t get it?

You know the passion deep in heart,
As the tears stream from your eyes,
But words cannot quite capture it,
For the pain, not realize.

You search within for words to say,
But they can’t get to your lips.
It’s so incomprehensible,
Like watching a Sci-Fi flick.

But, Jesus told us this would come,
This mystery foretold,
That one day life would not be like
It was in days of old.

He said that strange things would occur,
Right ‘fore our very eyes.
So, when these things began to click,
We should not be surprised.

But, all the same, it’s really hard
To fully comprehend
What’s really happ’ning in our world,
And how it’s going to end.

So, trust…

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Talk Talk Talk

Many people are living in addiction to sin and yet cover it up with displays of righteousness. They talk the walk, but they don’t live it.

Run With It

An Original Work / November 3, 2019

Talk, talk, talk –
When you going to walk?
Baby in a crib –
All you do is fib.

Idle talk you give.
To Him you don’t live.
Misinterpreting Him,
So that you can sin.

You know what is true.
To Him, you know what’s due.
Don’t pretend you don’t,
Just because you won’t.

Actors in a hall,
Saying “Let’s play ball!”
To you, it’s all a game,
And so you stay the same.

Holding on to sin,
Crucifying Him
By the life you live.
Your heart, to Him, not give.

Why not drop the masks?
Answer Him who asks,
“Why forsaking Him
To live in your sin?”

Why not tell the truth?
You are so uncouth.
Lust is driving you
To do the things you do.

Why not surrender all
To Him who’s given all
To set you free from sin
So…

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Down in The Dumps

We are not promised an easy life. Sometimes, too, we wait and we hope for things to be different, but it seems they go on forever. It is in these times that we need to remember that God has all things under his control, and we just have to trust him and keep waiting on him.

Run With It

An Original Work / January 29, 2019

Do you ever get down in the dumps?
You’ve certainly taken your lumps.
Discouragement’s settling in.
You wonder if you’ll ever win.

Time seems to not be your best friend.
You wonder if this will e’er end.
Will you ever see the light of day?
You cry, and you hope, and you pray.

But, time then goes on with no change.
You wish it would all rearrange.
You wonder, is this all you’ll see.
A miracle’s not meant to be?

Things keep going on as they were.
True change, of which you can’t be sure,
Elusive seems to you right now.
So, humbly, on your knees you bow.

You have no control of this, see? –
This working of your enemy.
For, God has permitted it now,
That one day, all would to him bow.

He prophesied these days would come.
When evil…

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Asking, Seeking, Knocking

Grace wrote: I thought I knew You
But knew another instead
Junk food for the soul
Not nutritiously fed…

but then that changed

Following Him Beside Still Waters

I thought I knew You
But knew another instead
Junk food for the soul
Not nutritiously fed

Eating.

My spirit grew fat on the sugar
And my health deteriorated
On the outside I looked healthy
But inside the lies saturated

Dying.

Then I was fed with Truth
Junk food tasted sweet
But I didn’t want to die –
I drank the milk and moved to meat

Fighting.

I felt as if I weren’t on solid ground
But were standing on sinking sand.
Like the floor was not sound
And I had no helping hand.

ASKING.

What is truth
And what is lies
Who is the Rock?
Oh hear my cries!

Praying.

I trusted no one, feeling like
I went from a dream to awake.
Is this You or is that You?
Which is real? What is fake?

SEEKING.

You will reveal Yourself
To those who seek
That was a promise

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Do Not Look Back

Beth said, “So, we can LEARN from our past, BUT we should not camp there. We must MOVE forward. If we choose to live in our past –we will not grow into what we were meant to become.” Amen!

I Believe

We often look back on memories of our past.

We may re-live our positive memories with fondness and perhaps long for those days. The negative experiences, on the other hand, can take a more disturbing residence in our minds. Like a loop tape, they play over in our minds to the point of wishing we could change a certain time span, as you see in sci-fi movies. Or they are buried deep into our memory bank and we throw away the key. A simple moment may have changed the direction of our lives.

As far as negative experiences in our past, I have heard it said, “Your past does not dictate your future.” In other words, whatever happened in your past that was negative should not dictate the ability to live the rest of life with hope and promise. Yet, many people use heartache from their past to excuse their…

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I Gotta Say,

Amy’s poem lets us know that the Christian life is a battle, for we have an enemy who is always fighting to get us back, and so we have to fight off his lies with the armor of God.

A New Life

I thought I’d ran you away

Until you showed up that day

Like you’d never been gone

Like it hadn’t been so long


With your gripping tools in hand

Stealing my ticking grains of sand

I forgot what you felt like, fear

Until you shouted lies again in my ear!


You’re a spirit straight from hell

Who’s design is to drain my well


But you can’t mess with the King’s daughter!

Out of my belly flows rivers of living water!

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Don’t Let My Death…

We all go through stuff in this life. We all have had our failures and our successes. Sometimes our failures can be overwhelming for us, and we may beat ourselves up over them. That accomplishes nothing. But, rather than just forgetting them and moving forward, which we need to do, we need to learn from … Continue reading Don’t Let My Death…

The “Be (or “Not Be-) Attitudes – the Road to True Happiness, Part 2

Ann does a wonderful job here of presenting to us right and wrong attitudes about the circumstances of our lives, whatever they may be.

Seeking Divine Perspective

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”                                                                                                                                                                              – Jesus (John 10:10)

Last week I started to share with you what the “Beatitudes” say about finding true happiness. The word “Happiness” may be misleading, however, because these days what the world sees as “happiness” can be obtained through…

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Missionary/Pastor to Pastors – Why Is It Needed?

Pastor Matthew has begun a new blog, Wounded Yet Healed. And, he has begun a new ministry to minister to the needs of pastors of churches. Pastors get wounded and they need to be encouraged, too. Thank you, Matthew, for listening to the Lord, and for reaching out to help meet the emotional and spiritual needs of pastors.

Wounded Yet Healed

One of the last sermons I preached before I stepped away from the church I started

In October 2018, I began reaching out to pastors. I was coming out of a season of burnout and depression after giving nearly two years to the church I started. Because of that, I knew other pastors and ministry leaders were experiencing what I was on varying levels. I didn’t want them to walk the road alone, so I started sending messages to the ones I knew, asking them how I could pray for them. The responses confirmed what I already knew. In my heart, I knew I wanted to minister to those in ministry.

Why would this be a necessary ministry? Don’t pastors and Christian leaders have homies they hang with all the time (gotta love the word choice😂)? Often, the answer is no. Ministry leaders are often competitive and are out to…

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