Dependent On My Spiritual Self

I didn't know what it was. I had been feeling that something was missing for a while. Something that I once had but now was gone. I was searching trying to find it, but it just seemed like the answers weren't coming fast enough. And finally, it came to me. Life has been pretty peaceful…

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Poem: My Idle Words

I try hard not to be that, One slip of the tongue, I become it. Thoughtlessly I spoke, About a situation, I don’t really know. It opens up doors, Speculations of the heart, Unwarranted, unnecessary. I’m a contributor, In producing animosity, That destroys peace. I repent where I’ve ruined, My example before men, By my…

Overcoming the Wilderness

In a time where I feel as though I should have been earnestly preaching the gospel, I have been physically weak through chronic illnesses and Satan has definitely taken advantage through his temptations.

Re-Organizing

Have you ever been loading your dishwasher and had that one dish you just couldn't get to fit but you were determined to make it happen? And then, you re-organized everything, piecing everything together like a puzzle and wah-lah... that ghastly dish fit perfectly now. SCORE!!! How many times have we felt we just couldn't…

Poem: Reminders

Things that I know, Words that I have many times read, I need to be reminded of, So my soul will continually be fed. To revisit simple things, Even when they seem trite, Gives my mind a boost, Confirming my inner light. It's not always about the new, But delighting in the old; Remembering the…

Communication Cycle

Learning effective communication is hardwork with an endless cycle full of listening, processing, speaking, reflecting, revising, apologizing, forgiving, and retrying so as to improve upon a most valuable skill you will never be perfect at. But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless…

Joy in Trials

If I only put my stock in the good days in my life, then I miss the joy that my trials can produce. It's inevitable that I am going to suffer in this life. We all will suffer something. Are my sufferings greater than others? Yes. Are my sufferings less than others? Yes. Whether they…

Enlightenment + Patience

When you learn something of great significance or have become aware of it, your sensitivity to others' ignorance can become like a magnifying glass causing insensitivity. Enlightenment must come with increased patience for the blindness of which you once bore. And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able…