TODAY

A psalm of praise. Of David. 1I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. 2Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. 3Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. 4One generation commends…

Today

Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is…

Buried Alive

Last year my counselor recommended that after my divorce, it is wise not to jump into another relationship for at least a year. She said I needed to grieve the death of my marriage, what was lost, future memories, dreams that would never come to pass, etc. She said I needed to have funerals for…

The Enemy of Our Soul

The Beast of Shame The Enemy of Our Soul One day while conversing with my granddaughter about my desire to remarry, she cringed and said ewe, gross!  I was taken aback by her attitude and laughed out loud because I had felt the same way for years because of shame.  Of course, I didn’t tell…

The Beast of Shame

Revised from the original text by Lisa Rene Delgado “Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise Your name; the righteous shall surround me, For You shall deal bountifully with me” (Psalm 142:7) NKJV. Shame Silenced Me For a long time, I suffered silently and tried to fight my battles alone, but I…

I Loved Them Anyway

Some would think I live a life of denial; I am ignorant of the wrongs inflicted upon me.Yet, I choose to love them anyway.They say I am blind; I cannot see.Oh, but I see; I see every wrong and unjust thing. The crimes committed were committed against me. Yet I chose to love them anyway….

Digging Through the Ruins

Talking to God My Road to Recovery has not been what I imagined while living ignorant of God’s nature and control of all things internally and externally. I learned that inner work is exhausting; sometimes, I feel it would have been better to stay ignorantly blissful: however, I would still have my family stuck in…

Would He Be Ashamed of Me

P.F.C. Seth BakerA.A.B., Alliance, Nebraska Not my works, because it is Fourth of July weekend, I thought it best to honor our service men and women with the writings of a serviceman shared with me by a fellow serviceman, RGG, in 2010. I would like to pass this on and share this beautiful poem as…

Waves of Grief

Grief comes like waves; some subtly cover your heart like waves gently coming to and fro, washing over the filth of past shame, guilt, and regret. Grief says, “Come sit with me for a while; I wish you no harm. Healing is my desire. With me, there is no shame; I know the depth of…