Skeletons in my Closet

Skeletons in my Closet  Repent and turn from all your transgressions; otherwise iniquity will be your ruin. Cast away from you all the transgressions that you have committed against me, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why will you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the … Continue reading Skeletons in my Closet

Third Things

Third Things  All this I laid to heart, examining it all, how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are in the hand of God; whether it is love or hate one does not know. Everything that confronts them is vanity, since the same fate comes to all… Ecclesiastes 9:1-2 A typical western way … Continue reading Third Things

Handling Rattlesnakes

Handling Rattlesnakes  All things are lawful for me, but not all things are beneficial. 1 Corinthians 6:1a Once upon a time, a man climbed to the top of a tall mountain. As he was admiring the view in the cold, thin air, he noticed a rattlesnake shivering at his feet. The snake said, “Please, sir, … Continue reading Handling Rattlesnakes

The Trouble with Church

The Trouble with Church  And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works; you have a name of being alive, but you are dead.” Revelation 3:1 I have issues with the church – … Continue reading The Trouble with Church

Never Forget

Never Forget  This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me. Luke 22:19  One tragic moment can turn life around, in ways so painfully new; But in our sorrow, in a thousand ways, we will remember you… Excerpt from Never Forget I work in the air-medical transport community and … Continue reading Never Forget

A Silent God

A Silent God  O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God! –Psalm 83:1 I grew up in church, attending nearly every Sunday with my family. It was an expectation that I accepted, although church was never particularly meaningful to me. I assumed God’s presence and goodness, although … Continue reading A Silent God

Shifting Realities

Shifting Realities  As he stepped out on land, a man of the city who had demons met him. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he did not live in a house but in the tombs. –Luke 8:27 My church family lost a precious member to depression last week. I am not … Continue reading Shifting Realities