Category Archives: TOSSING LIFE YOUR WAY

The Simple Act Of Compassion 

Written on July 26, 2016 at 10:11 am, by

Society at large is in a world of hurt.  Everyone has enough on their plates; even to the point of overload if not, at least, significant distraction.  To be frank about it, every person hurts significantly.  What we want to address is how to ease the pain; no, cure the burdens we each encounter. A […]

Living On Upbeat Avenue

Written on July 19, 2016 at 10:51 am, by

Life is tough.  Parts of it stink.  Struggle could possibly be our middle name on many occasions.  But who wants to live on the corner of Bummed Street and Never Satisfied if we could reside on Upbeat Avenue?  This possibility is surely worth pursuing. I was a part of the church for a long time–as […]

We Are All In This Together 

Written on July 12, 2016 at 11:44 am, by

Mankind has a problem.  It isn’t a matter of “he” or “she” or even “they”. At its most basic premise, society struggles as a “we” proposition.  We are all in this together. How can that be?  Don’t you see, Terry, the culprits of neglect, of irresponsibility, or even of crime?  Yes, I see it very clearly.  But what I didn’t see for […]

Tricked Into Trying To Be Something We Are Not 

Written on July 5, 2016 at 1:16 pm, by

Tell me, just how many short straws are there to be had?  They drive me nuts.  Always drawing that villainous thief bugs me.  Why am I never enough? I’ve been thinking about the time that I was in a golf tournament back home in Memphis. That quaint little nine-hole course is still one of my […]

How Does One Remain Happy?

Written on June 28, 2016 at 9:03 am, by

This could be one of the most focused emotions which transcend age and locale. People..and we just happen to be some of those… are on constant prowl for the happies.  Is there a way, I wondered, to find such day by day?  Or, is such a state merely religious folklore? For the longest time, this […]

Dealing With Days Of Stress 

Written on June 21, 2016 at 9:42 am, by

These are not easy times.  I doubt that any ever were.  But, we face ours as these are the ones we must negotiate.  Dealing with stress is a constant…for everyone…calling for elements of maneuverability beyond ourselves. The reason that I sense the need to address this matter is because I want to cheer on the […]

The Challenge, the Church, and the… Chicago Cubs 

Written on June 7, 2016 at 4:49 pm, by

Being from the NE corner of Missouri and then later West-central Illinois, I very much indeed understand one of the greatest rivalries in baseball; that of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs.  I’m unique, being from that area, in that I like both teams a lot—the Cardinals first and the Cubs second. It’s […]

Will We Be Ready For Persecution?

Written on May 31, 2016 at 2:19 pm, by

Yes, I’ve already written my daily post.  However, a very strong urge to write at this moment is placed upon my heart.  I believe for good reason. Let us give care to our absolute, most foundational, stance before God.  At the moment I think we don’t. Allow me to explain. Our spiritual world in America […]

Will the Next President Win by a Mudslide? 

Written on May 24, 2016 at 1:01 pm, by

I’m curious as to what the next few months will bring to America as the political ovens begin to heat up.  The vitriol (yes mom, I use a big word for me) seems to have only begun.  Likely, our land will be scorched from both indignation and revelation. Shall we turn the tide? My reason […]

Following God: If or Yes? 

Written on May 10, 2016 at 2:05 pm, by

I urge each of us to yield to those common sense factors which sound good to our own ears; but in reality are excuses to refrain from trusting God.  Our serving, our loving, our reaching, even our giving tend to be guarded when these should rather be executed. We practice as if God is one big […]