Thursday, September 29, 2011

Times, they are changing. Really?

Over the last 20 years I have heard (and probably said) time and time again - What is this world coming to? It seems to us that the depravity, poverty, subjugation and hopelessness in the world is just too overwhelming. Surely things have never been this bad. Surely it is the beginning of the end of the world as we know it - it can't get any worse than this.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Wrestling with the Darkness

I admit, I have dark, brooding parts to my mind; it's just how I am. I have had to learn to embrace this part of my personality as well as the more light-filled parts of myself. When put together, all the parts make me, me. It is my belief, that God made me this way, and he did so for a reason. There are all kinds of people in the world, and differences are a good thing. My dark moods

Friday, September 23, 2011

I Wish I'd Known

I wish I had known then what I know now. We've all heard that expression. Perhaps we have even used it a time or two ourselves. We often think it would've been nice, if at a younger age we'd had the wisdom we now possess  Would it really have benefited us though? Would we have known what to do with that wisdom? Probably not. There

Thursday, September 22, 2011

I Don't Condone Ignorance and Bigotry...

But that doesn't mean anyone will change their ignorant, bigoted behavior.  People will continue to live how, and believe what, they choose. I can't change the behavior of others, I can, however, speak out against it. I have heard and read many a statement about homosexuality and gay marriage both in real life and on the www. It never takes a deep dig before I hear (or see) the statement: I don't condone homosexuality, but people have a right to live however they please. *snarf*

Fantasy Fudge - It Tastes Like Christmas

I first wrote this blog on another website two Christmases ago. I thought I would share it this year on my own blog. Hope you enjoy it and it inspires you to recall some happy memories of Christmases (or whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year) past.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I Am Who I Am

As a Christian, it is difficult to read Psalm 139 and not come away knowing that God made us who we are. He knew us before we were formed. All of the quirks and the annoyances of our being as well as the wonderful qualities we possess, can be placed firmly at the feet of God himself. It is all His fault. It is all credited to Him. So why do we, so often, try to mold ourselves into something that we're not in order to blend in with everyone else?

Monday, September 19, 2011

There is a Reason

"For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven" so says Ecclesiastes chapter three verse one (ASV). As a believer in God, I believe this to be a true statement, but at times, it is hard for me to understand that even the trials have a purpose. The sadness that we feel seems to overwhelm and leaves us shaken and unsure. Why?! We rail at the powers that be. "What were you thinking, Lord?"

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Bell's Palsy and Other Detours: Part 4

I'm not proud of this fact, but I will admit it:  I've been feeling sorry for myself.  With good reason too, by golly.  I feel justified in my wallowing.  Every time I go to the doctor, I find out I have a new diagnosis of yet another malady; and it's getting old.  In the past seven months, since I was diagnosed with Bell's Palsy, I have been diagnosed with a corneal ulcer, autoimmune inner ear disease (with all the related hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo), Sjorgren's syndrome and now, the newest thing-- synkinesis, which is a result of the damaged nerve, which caused the Bell's Palsy in the first place, not healing properly.  It causes the signals from nerve to brain to muscle to misfire, resulting in uncontrollable facial movements. I'm so annoyed, I feel like screaming at...someone or something "WHY ME!  Why do I have to keep getting these aliments?  What have I done in my life to deserve this lot?"  And thus, I have been feeling sorry for myself.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Vessel of Love

Being a Christian is so much more than regurgitation of scripture and saying all the right things. It is more than reading meditations, prayers and interpretations written by someone else. It is a deep and abiding personal relationship with your Lord.