After nearly 16 months of waiting to bring our daughter home, and over 5 years of what seemed to be ongoing trials and tribulations, I have had to make a hard decision about my walk with God. This is the story of the struggle that nearly broke my faith.
It's been a while since we've had a song post, so here you go. There's not much for me to add to this one. There have been times when I turned away from God to follow my own desires, a tale common within Western Christianity. Allow this song to be an encouragement to you, especially… Continue reading Blogging Thru Song: Breaking Benjamin- Ashes of Eden
You've heard it a thousand, thousand times. "We are all called to repentance." The pastor says. "Repent! For the kingdom of God is at hand!" The missionary quotes. "Repent! Turn away from your wickedness before it's too late!" Proclaims the street corner soapbox preacher. My definition of repentance is the action of ceasing one's sin,… Continue reading A Time for Repentance, or a Note to the Body
I have no doubt that you've heard a lot about the events of the past week in Charleston, SC and the subsequent debate about the Confederate Battle Flag at the State House in Columbia. The talking heads have yammered on about racist America and the hatred that is flows through every street since the Trayvon… Continue reading Sweet Carolina, or What’s Making Charleston Different from Ferguson and Baltimore
I'm not a fan of the Game of Thrones series. I've never watched an episode but I read a little bit of the book and it wasn't really my cup of tea. Given that I'm not a fan, I think most people have heard about the outrage over the shows depicting the rape of one… Continue reading A Game of Thrones, or Pledging Allegiance to…
Track 3- Live It Out The number one complaint I've heard over the years from Christians and non-Christians alike is the hypocrisy in the Church. Now allow me to first state my disapproval of generalizing ANY group of people. For instance, not all Asians are mathematical geniuses, not all Irishmen are drunkards, not all African-Americans… Continue reading Blogging Through Song: Abandon – Control (Part III)
Do you ever stop and think back on your life? Who are you? Where have you come from? Where are you going? What is your purpose? Do you have an answer for all of these, or any of them at all? Now if you are a child of God in Christ, consider what you've become… Continue reading Into the Fold