It’s easy to fall into the trap. And I did big time. What trap is that? The one where you think you’re in control. The one where you allow your anxiety, frustrations, and anger to guide your emotions. The one that pulls you away from God. We sold our house with no solid options for … Continue reading Falling Into the Trap
We want the truth, we want what's right, we want to stand up against racism and hate crimes, but let's not do it at the expense of accusing everyone and everything that may not look "right."
Wives, your husband needs the recognition of your trust where deserving.
On a white horse He rides, Taking vengeance for those, Who walk by His side. He's a warrior who takes life, Conquering the evil beast, And nations who cause strife. Mouth with the sharpest of swords, Striking with wrath for His rule, As King of kings, Lord of lords. Don't think you can get away, … Continue reading Poem: The Lamb’s War
They spied out the land, How beautiful and plentiful it was. A land flowing with milk and honey, To abundantly satisfy their needs. Yet most were afraid, Of the giant people they saw. They felt like grasshoppers, Among a devouring land. The anger of God was kindled, For their treatment of contempt, In spite of … Continue reading Poem: Mercy and Punishment
It's bothering me, Something said or done, Don't know whether to address, Or let it go. What if it hinders our relationship, Causes more issues, Closes off communication, Unnecessary hurt feelings? It could be an opportunity to grow, In a difficult circumstance, If we jointly work together, And learn to love deeper. With prayer I … Continue reading Poem: To Address or Let It Go
"My compassion protects my joy." That was my affirmation for the day. It was a nice thought until I had to deal with a lady I perceived was being rude, and then all compassion and joy went out the door as I vented my frustrations upon this government worker. In my mind, she became the … Continue reading Compassion First
Unyielded anger lingers inside, Against wickedness committed. The perpetrator unrepentant, Nothing left but to stew. Bitterness, wrath, vengeance, Poisons the unsatisfied soul. Release it to God weary mind, Before you implode. ....do not let the sun go down on your wrath.... Ephesians 4:26b ...."Vengeance is mine, I will repay," says the Lord. Romans 12:19b "....pray … Continue reading Poem: Unyielded Anger
I've observed her tangled heart for years, Living a downtroddened life, She wasn't expecting. Her husband commanding and demanding from her, No love in the way she desires, Nor the security needed. His impulses and anger getting the best of him, Her cleaning up the messes, Hoping things will change. Him provoking her to her … Continue reading Graceful Woman, You Inspire Me
The problem is not that we experience anger, grief, or stress. These are all reflective of our need for justice, love, and peace. It's when we allow it to consume us at the expense of not trusting in God, Who is the ultimate source of justice, love, and peace. Prayer (from Psalms 25:1-2, 9-10, 20-21): … Continue reading The Problem is not Anger, Grief, or Stress