Tuesday, February 25, 2014

There is a presence

There is a presence
a presence that will make you smile
this presence will make your heart burst
this presence floods your soul with joy
this presence will tingle your skin
this presence is real
this is the presence of God
this is what happens when Jesus enters the room
the blind see
the cripple walk
the deaf hear
the people rejoice
the children dance
the men shout
the women sing
when God comes near to you
your heart will change
your wants will shift
your needs will be satisfied
your mind will be renewed
Jesus died
Jesus was raised
With him is life
Without him is death
There is a presence
The presence of God.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Slice of life

Sometimes becoming a teacher is ironic. I find myself wanting so badly to be done with my senior year of school. However, then I think to myself, "I am wanting to be done with school so I can get a teaching job and never leave school again", isn't life funny.

Monday, February 10, 2014



Circumstances come and go in our lives. They can be good or bad.
Don't the good ones make us feel good and the bad ones make us feel bad?
Have you ever been having a great day then something happens
To you and you all of a sudden get thrown into this horrible mood?
Define to yourself why that happens. Are we being controlled by our circumstances?
Who gave our circumstances power over our moods, power over our hope, power over
Are we just puppets constantly controlled by the deeds that happen in our lives,
Or are we supposed to be powerful? Are we supposed to be empowered by God?
"How" we cry out. How can we have power over our circumstances?
You ask and Jesus will give you peace in every circumstance.
Act now. (2 Thessalonians 3:16) "Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. The Lord be with you all!"

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Learning the ways of a real man

What I have been learning about real men.

Real men cry,
Real men listen,
Real men are free,
Real men are unbound,
Real men share their feelings,
Real men are gentle with their wives,
Real men show love, honor and respect,
Real men are calm and stand firm when it counts,
Real men look fear in the face and command it to leave,
Real men let their yes be yes and their no be no,
Real men know they can speak life or death,
Real men worship with a fervent passion,
Real men shine the light of God,
Real men control their tongues,
Real men seek Jesus above all.