Yesterday, something hit me like a ton of bricks (it may be a cliche, but its true). I’m not really sad, depressed or anxious right now. However, if I gave my life a 1-10 rating on how much enjoyment I am having in it, it may be about a 3 or 4. That’s pretty low. I think that is way too low. Continue reading “Enjoy Life”
God loves me in spite of my sin. I am a failure, but God loves me anyway.
This statement reflects what I believe most of the time. God loves me despite my selfish heart. He loves me even though my actions clearly show that I don’t love Him, sometimes. Even though I wander, God loves me.
The statement that is a little harder to swallow is:
God loves me.
God loves me for who I am.
I really like ice cream and Dr. Pepper. They both excite my taste buds. There is also a comforting feeling I get when drinking a Dr. Pepper or eating an ice cream cone. I’m not quite sure the source of the feeling beyond brain chemicals and taste buds shouting, “Yum! Gimme’ more!”
Both of these, however, are loaded with sugar. Too much of them will make me sick.
When I hiked up Pikes Peak a few years ago, I went with a group of friends on the Barr Trail. About half way up the trail is Barr Camp. By the time I reached the camp, I was already exhausted. My legs felt heavy, and the bladder in my Camelback was leaking. I’m pretty sure I was dehydrated. I sat down for a little bit. Most will tell you that sitting down is not recommended for a mountain hike because it’s hard to get back up. However, that is when my second wind hit. I refilled my water through a filtration system a friend brought along, and I was off. I made it this far, might as well keep going right?
You may have noticed that I haven’t been publishing a post every day for the 31 day writing challenge. That is for 2 reasons. One reason is because I don’t just write for this blog. I also journal, and I have been preparing other material.
The other reason is probably the one that I find myself struggling with the most – I don’t feel like I have anything to write about. Continue reading “Digging Up Stories”
Its the new year and many people have new goals, or maybe they are old goals renewed. Many New Year’s Resolutions are about betterment of self. I think the core of a lot of resolutions is this simple question: How can we be better people? Continue reading “Resistance”
What does it mean to have a “relationship with God?” It is something that I write about a lot. However, it might seem strange. You may think, “That’s kind of weird…how can a person have a relationship with something that he can’t see?” Beyond those who don’t believe in God at all, there are several people who think that a relationship with God is just kind of a weird idea. I know, because I used to be one of them. There was a time in my life when I believed in the existence of God, but the idea of a relationship with Him was for the crazy fundamentalists. Continue reading “A Heavenly Relationship”