I’m beginning to think that God likes setting me up. No really, I write and schedule my blogs well in advance and as fate would have it, my “Duck Dynasty” blog would come out a week shy of Phil Robertson flat-lining his career in reality TV. If you haven’t heard by now, Phil has been removed indefinitely from the hit show “Duck Dynasty” after making some very crude comments against the LGBT community, as well as racially offensive comments. I really wanted to trash this post altogether after that news was released. How would people receive this message now after all the negative publicity? I’m thinking this could go wrong real fast. That lasted just a moment until I remembered who was in control so I’m trusting His timing. Regardless of the recent occurrence, I still believe that there’s a message in the video selected. I just hope you all can listen to it with fresh ears no matter what your feelings are towards him as a person. So here goes…
So I’m not an overly emotional person. It takes a lot to get me choked up and even more to make me cry but a new episode of “Rehab with Dr. Drew” almost did me in yesterday. I hardly have time to watch TV but when I do, I love to watch meaningful shows and this is one of them. See I have a sensitivity to this subject having had to deal with and continue to deal with drug abuse in my family. There’s nothing… I mean absolutely NOTHING like seeing a loved one destroy themselves and that feeling of being completely helpless as you watch them do so. I know there are stories where family members are able to cut the cord and wash their hands of someone that is considered “too far gone” and maybe there’s a point where everyone has to do that; but I haven’t reached that limit. I don’t think I ever will. Continue reading
Jer. 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
If I could put my gratefulness into words, it would take me years to write it all down. God has a way of revealing just enough of His plan, His purpose, and His love so that we can recognize and give more of ourselves to Him daily. The more I spend time with Him, the more He spoon feeds me His wisdom. I sat at home and marveled at how far God has brought me in just a few short months. I’ve endured tests and trials that could have wiped me out if I had not had a relationship with God the Almighty. Continue reading
Yet again my original blog is scrapped and replaced with a current event that I deem worthy of sharing with all our readers. In case you are not aware, tomorrow an innocent man is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection for a crime that lacks sufficient evidence against him. Even those that testified against him over 20 years ago are now retracting their eye witness accounts and joining the fight to save his life.
If you’d like to learn more about the case and hear the story from the words of his loved ones, I’ve copied the link below:
Today marks the anniversary of one of the best and possibly one of the worst days of my life. On this very day in 2003, I was on top of the world. Happy and experiencing the best feelings I’ve ever felt… but just five years later on this very same day I felt like my world crumbled around me. You ever feel like you have no control over anything. Fear, pride, anger, sadness…they all get into one giant knot in your gut that is almost paralyzing. Well that was me and depression was taking its toll on me. But praise God for deliverance and most importantly forgiveness! I can stand before you today on a day that has meant so much to me and say that I’m FREE!! Free from it all!! Continue reading