Be still and know that I am God. Stop striving and struggling and recognize that He is God. Step out from the all the noise and focus your eyes on Almighty God.
But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. 2 Corinthians 2:14 Praise be to God because in Him we have victory! Nothing can stand against us. God’s plan will prevail as He works in and through us.Continue reading “31 Days of Praise | Day 16 God is Our Victory”
Two years ago, at the end of protests on the night of July 7, 2016, a lone shooter ambushed a group of Dallas police officers, killing five men and injuring nine others. The ambush came amid high tensions across the nation concerning a rash of police shootings that received massive media scrutiny and sparked nationwideContinue reading “Remembering July 7, 2016 (Psalm 22)”
Recently, I’ve been reminded of how challenging sobriety is. I’ve lived in recovery for over 8,300 days. 8,339 to be exact. Even after all that time, I’m not guaranteed sobriety tomorrow. It’s a decision I make first thing in the morning when I get up out of bed. Every day. “I’m going to live soberContinue reading “Day 8339: Continuing to Face the Challenges of Living Life in Recovery”
Admitting your life has become unmanageable and asking for help takes courage. You’re not quite sure when it happened, but sometime during the 24-7-365 party, you became powerless over your addictions and compulsions. You may just have one; or if you’re like me you suffer from a combination collectively destroying your life. And make noContinue reading “What to Do When the Crazy in Your Life is You”
It is easy to focus on the evil in the world and miss the goodness. Evil sucks the light out of everything it touches, enveloping our lives in darkness, leaving us unable to recognize the truth. Yes, there is evil in the world. But the darkness has not overcome the light. The light continues toContinue reading “God Remains Good”
My heart aches for the people of Parkland, Florida as I am sure many of yours do also. I can not begin to fathom the pain the children, parents, teachers, and all involved are enduring. This is suffering of excruciating magnitude. Words are insufficient in explaining the inexplicable. Debating the politics that come from thisContinue reading “In Light of Our Inexplicable Heartache”