Lofty Opinions

We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5 esv Man, let me tell ya… I am currently in the process of “retraining” my mind. I know, I know… I just lost a few folks there. And, some of you (especially theContinue reading “Lofty Opinions”

Trusting the Seasons

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;Continue reading “Trusting the Seasons”

But, God… (Part III)

Soldiering 101, in a nut shell, is about completing the mission at hand. The Army vigorously indoctrinates the idiom “Intestinal Fortitude” into soldiers facing chaos-induced internal conflict during these missions. “Finding courage” is the common terminology. What they fail to teach, however, is how to find that courage. Their instruction repetitively drills the proper useContinue reading “But, God… (Part III)”

Jeremiah 29:11

Meldie was mentoring my ex-wife through bible scripture when I first met her. “Gus”, my ex, gave me fair warning before I first laid my eyes upon her. “I have to tell you: Meldie is GORGEOUS! Her and I go to Church together. She will be with me when you and Emma get here.”, GusContinue reading “Jeremiah 29:11”

The Standover Man, Bert and Petey

{Proberbs 28:13 esv – Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.} The elaborate chase for illegal street drugs can be as powerfully addictive as the expectation of the end effects produced by them. Navigating the dark streets of Chicago’s ghetto’s, dressed in full camouflage, whileContinue reading “The Standover Man, Bert and Petey”

My Foundation of Papa & Abba

Sometime during the month of December, late 1971, my father accompanied me outside for a well planned and highly anticipated “stroll through the snow”. It just so happened to be my first time exploring the crystallized vapor as a newly walking human being; I was barely one year old. According to family legend, I wasn’tContinue reading “My Foundation of Papa & Abba”