Category Archives: TOSSING LIFE YOUR WAY

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 […]

Maybe We Could Break Away From Being The Way We Are

Written on May 3, 2016 at 12:56 pm, by

I know.  I know that is a rather strange, maybe obscure, title.  It isn’t exactly how I think it should be; but the thread is.  I wish to address those of us who go through our days as if we give them little thought as to how they might advance from dull routine to incredible […]

Why Some Christians Don’t Pray 

Written on April 26, 2016 at 11:24 am, by

I speak not from criticism of a few; but rather, first, from experience of me.  For years as the one person in the church who should have been praying, I was not.  I did not. And I can’t explain the precise whys or why-nots; but a slight glimpse into this oddity might open some of […]

A Word Of Hope To Parents 

Written on April 19, 2016 at 12:15 pm, by

I cheer you on, moms and dads.  Use those constant negative infractions which naturally come your child’s way to train them for a desperately needed attribute for life. I’m not sure exactly how accurate my assessment is, but I point out that we seem to live in a time of perpetual quitters.  We quit relationships. […]

Why Are We So Afraid To Cut Loose And Live? 

Written on April 12, 2016 at 4:24 pm, by

The subtle rigors of walking upon earth bind us, bind all of us, in ways which we mostly do not detect.  Yet, we are unconscious to our missing out.  We could even be found to be quite prideful of our limitations; unaware, but nonetheless limited. Whether it be relational, political, or financial, ideas which would […]