Dateline: Saturday, May 22, 2021 Location: Tulsa and Sand Springs, Oklahoma. On Saturday afternoon, I mustered the courage that had been lacking within since my last visit to the confessional. I entered into the car, turned on the ignition, put the gear into reverse, backed out of the garage, moved the gear into the drive … Continue reading The Gift of Voice
The truth of the matter is … choosing to follow Christ is difficult. But then again the Lord never said following Him would be easy. My thoughts as of late have been focused mainly on sin (as in, ‘I am a sinner’); repentance (as in, ‘I truly desire to follow the teaching of the angel … Continue reading THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER!
Each new day I am blessed with, I wake up with every intention to right the ship as it were and walk with Christ. I tell myself, “This will be the day that I say no to sin and temptation, no to the flesh and the world, and yes, to Christ.” And then it happens. … Continue reading The Narrow Gate
In a world busting at the seams with division, noise, and fear; when it seems that there is no solitary piece of real estate the world over where one can escape in order to listen to and hear the voice of God. One is left to ponder the following question: “Lord, is there no place … Continue reading Where Does God Speak To You?
In today’s Gospel reading (Matthew 20:20-28) the mother of James and John goes before Jesus and asks that Jesus may grant that her sons sit to His right and His left in His kingdom. Jesus responds by saying to the brothers, “You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup that … Continue reading Can You?
What is forgiveness? According to Wikipedia, 2020, Forgiveness is the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense, and overcomes negative emotions such as resentment and vengeance. Google Dictionary (2020), defines forgiveness as the action or process of forgiving or being forgiven. “She is quick … Continue reading Forgiveness
Every so often the reality of my present situation hits me smack in the face and I am forced to have to deal with it. It is one of those type of days when I need to shut down, step away, reassess, and, pray. It is good that this happens every so often because it … Continue reading Just One Of Those Days
What does it mean when one says, “You should listen to your conscience!” Depending upon the person(s) to whom we are listening, conscience or consciousness is defined in a variety of ways. For instance, Wikipedia defines conscience this way: Conscience is a cognitive process that elicits emotion and rational associations based on an individual’s moral philosophy … Continue reading Listening To My Conscience
FAITH. Each new day that I am privileged to be in the service of the Lord, I rise with the desire in my heart to be a better person than I was the previous day. Each evening as the day draws to a close and I am ready for bed I say to myself, “Merciful … Continue reading “Why Do I …”