Category: Spiritual

Promises

Yes.  Somewhere, people still make and keep promises. They choose not to quit when the going gets rough because they promised once to see it through. They stick to seemingly lost causes. They hold on to a love grown cold. They stay with people…

Dear Spirit of Religion…

​You​ ​demand​​ ​​that​​ ​​churches​​ ​have​ ​boards​ ​of​ ​leaders​ ​​to​​ ​​establish​​ ​​accountability​​ ​​and​​ ​​to​ ​protect​​ ​​an​​ ​​already​​ ​​too-safe​​ ​​American​​ ​​church​​ ​​from​​ ​​anything​​ ​​that​​ ​​might​​ ​​be​​ ​​outside​​ ​​of​​ ​​the​ ​comfort​ ​zones​ ​you​ ​impose​ ​upon​ ​them.​​

Someone Else

During my federal government career in Small City, USA, promotions were few and far between. Many of the folks that I knew of in my agency and other agencies and departments like it who were being promoted more quickly had to make sacrifices to…

Just Stand Up

You’ve heard it said that sometimes life can be overwhelming.  Most, if not all of us can attest to that, because we have all experienced the crushing effects of unpleasant circumstances at times.  Some more than others.  There doesn’t seem to be a fair…

The Art of War, or Art as War

What defines a true warrior? Assuming there is a collective of strengths and mastered craft that makes up one of these, where is the comprehensive list of those? What if there are fifteen things on that list and one who calls himself a warrior…

The Lawn

  About a year ago, my wife and I bought a house in an inner-city neighborhood which had been established more than one hundred years ago. In fact, at that time it was a farmland community that turned into a village, and then settled…

A Readily Achievable Aspect of Complete Yieldedness

How many times have we earnestly and fervently prayed for something only to not receive it?  Or how many times have we held back that kind of prayer, to settle for whatever happens because we’re uncomfortably aware that we have  kept the God of…