Our Good, Good Father

[Written for January 22, 2017] Dear Father God, You are a good, good father. Your word shows this to us again and again. How you have worked throughout history, through times of plenty and times of little, through natural disasters and through human created catastrophes, through all kinds of leadership … because you are not limited or confined by any of them. These are our creations and things of our own importance. By your grace we get to make choices, have independent thoughts and opinions, and the amazing wonder of all of it is that you reassure us that in…

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Chronic Pain is Exhausting

I have now lived with chronic pain for just about 3 years. Prior to that, I had a serious sports injury that saw me in initial pain but then a long 10 month recovery period. Looking back, I can say that the initial injury was the start of the time that I had to start adjusting my perspective on my abilities. This is an ongoing journey and something that is not “going gentle into that good night.” In many ways I’m only now coming around to the fact that I seem to have permanent physical limitations. That is really, really…

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It’s better when you doubt yourself!

One of my personal pet peeves are all of those meme’s that you see on social media that tell you to “look within yourself” or “only you can know what is best for you.” Things along those lies lines. Here is why I believe that you cannot look within yourself (aka your mind) to find the truth. Many years ago my dear grandmother passed away. At the time my son was 8 years old and he struggled in a really big way with his grief. He is, and was, a very physical child and emotion is a very physical emotion that…

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