This is not my normal way of introducing myself. In fact, I have never introduced myself as Jonah. I don’t think I look like a Jonah. I’m not really sure what he looks like, I just know I don’t look like a Jonah. Still, there is something in me that is just like Jonah. There is something that causes me to question, to wonder, are these really the type of people God wants to offer a second chance?(more…)
Think about it, God’s gift is one of the few Christmas gifts that does not require assembly.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 (NIV)
It has been a long road of recovery, one that has and still takes unexpected twists and turns. Pain has not been conquered by medication and treatments. Time may heal all wounds but moving like I am a 90 year old until I am 90 years old isn’t as much time healing all wounds as it is time and wounds finally matching. Through all this there is one thing that hurts the most and it probably isn’t what you would expect.(more…)
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Romans 5:3-5 (NIV)
I wonder what God thinks about the fact I rarely wonder what God thinks. I wonder why I don’t seem to care what He thinks, at least I don’t care enough to ask Him. I wonder what my wife thinks. I wonder what my wife thinks about the fact I rarely wonder what she thinks. I wonder what my kids think. I wonder what my kids think about the fact I rarely wonder what they think. I wonder what other people think. I wonder what other people think about the fact I rarely wonder what other people think. As a matter of fact this may be the first time I have ever wondered what God, my wife, my kids and other people think about the fact I rarely wonder what God, my wife, my kids and other people think.(more…)