True Knowledge

True Knowledge

A Google search can reveal a lot. However, it isn't always true. Nevertheless, this saying is true: don't believe everything you hear.  I wanted to know who said knowledge is power. According to Wikipedia it is commonly attributed to Sir Frances Bacon, but there is no known occurrence of this exact phrase in his English [...]

Patience and Compassion

Patience and Compassion

On Thursday Morning I was a bit slow to rise. Ever been there? Ever felt so battle weary and discouraged that you struggle to rise to your feet? I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark that I'm not the only one.  Nevertheless, here's a lovely bit of encouraging push: Those who trust [...]

Loss and Recovery

Loss and Recovery

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.C. S. Lewis I'm a huge C.S. Lewis fan. He had such a gift for putting brilliantly truthfilled insights into words. C.S. Lewis was a man who understood great grief. Ater the loss of his [...]

Grace and Pace

Grace and Pace

Alright, she's on light duty. She also needs to talk about herself in third person. It helps. It really does.  Let me ask you how you're doing. I've been running a bit ragged myself. Nevertheless, they call this blessed.  I have a poem to go with this. Are you surprised? No, neither am I.  But [...]

The Abundant Life: P2

The Abundant Life: P2

I keep expressing that good things can come out of bad things. Perhaps I haven't expressed this on my blog. I'm uncertain. Nevertheless, it's about time that I proved it. It's no secret that I've really been struggling during this pandemic.  I never realized how much impact those family gatherings had on my life. During [...]

Sharing and Bearing

Sharing and Bearing

Sharing burdens isn't always easy. There are certain people in my life that I'm willing to share things with in detail, while others I may give a short variation of the same story. Some may even find me very closed off. My walls go up immediately. Trust has a lot to do with how much [...]

Troubles

Troubles

I've been troubled by troubles. Not simply my own. Seeing people that I care for struggle has been difficult for me as well. There's a lot of it out there, and for someone who is very empathic (points to self) life has been draining.  I messaged my friend Ronda about how I was feeling and [...]

Pure Joy

Pure Joy

I really like the sound of pure joy. How about you? Pure joy sounds amazing actually. While looking through my drafts, the following verse spoke to me. However, I wasn’t feeling that pure joy. Infact, I was feeling quite dry, which is ironic considering all of my water metaphors lately.  Yes, dry, burnt out, and [...]

Waves

Waves

Sometimes faith feels like a battle upon the sea. I can succumb to really negative thinking patterns. These are definitely waves to me. If I don't get into a more positive thinking rhythm I can quickly start to sink like a stone as hope fades. Joy soon follows. Scripture tells us to take our thoughts [...]