Skip to main content

Update 8.12.15

I finally got around to doing a small post at my other blog (scriptureliving.blogspot.com) as a first attempt at getting back to that which I have loved so much and which has benefited me enormously in the past.

As summer wears on, much has transpired. My boss is very ill and not getting better. The prognosis isn't good, but I find that it is not right to rule anything out. After all, I serve a God of miracles who can do whatever He sees fit. This situation has lent itself to a frustrating time at work with calls on the weekend to handle things that I sometimes have little to no knowledge about. I don't like being a department of 1. It has, however, been a learning experience! Really, it's not all about me and I don't want to make it that. My fear is that something bad is going to have to happen before they wake up and take steps to create an actual support department (like we used to have). Don't get me wrong: I love the place and many of the people I work with. If I didn't, I would not be in my 21st year of employment there. In fact, I can't think of a place I would rather work at this point in my life-- unless I decide to go into business for myself some day.

My wife continues to wait for something to happen with the insurance company so she can get the much-needed medical treatment necessary to recover from her work-related injuries. Considering the way she has been treated by the worker's comp insurance company handling her claim (in my opinion their actions have been despicable), it's hard not be angry and resentful over all of it. Fortunately, we believe it will be resolved soon (but she will take the cautious and patient approach). She just wants to get on with her life in whatever career field she finds herself in. She really loves what she was doing and would love to go back to it, but things don't seem to be very hopeful with that.

Anyway, life continues to be good. the grandchildren are growing up before our very eyes at what feels like "warp speed." Does that mean we are aging at warp speed? I hope not!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Slavery

Jesus responded, “I assure you: Everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin. -John 8:34 (HCSB)

All too often, Christians may feel constrained by their faith and what they know to be the expectations of their Heavenly Father. Sometimes, in certain churches, the list of "don'ts" may seem longer than the ancient laws of Israel. Occasionally 'religious' people will sadly get caught up in that sort of thing. That can be a turn-off for many people and a valuable asset to the enemy, who wants you to feel bound by law and a slave to some sort of religious creed. The God I know and love is a God of freedom. I am freer as a slave to Christ than I ever was as a slave to sin. How about you? Are you free in Christ or bound by sin?

Hate Speech

The amount of vitriol directed at President Trump seems to be unprecedented. At least, that is what those on the right seem to think. Of course, I remember plenty of criticism and hate speech hurled at President Obama during his time in office, as well. I don't think I really need to mention President George W. Bush, do I?

There has never been (in my lifetime) such a level of animosity between opposing viewpoints as I see in today's America. Democrats hurl murderous accusations against the Republicans for their healthcare proposals and those of a conservative view sling accusations of incompetence and hypocrisy back at them. Of course, either side is generally pretty good at documenting their accusations with freshly spun 'facts.'

No matter where you fit into the political spectrum, it is important to note that such contention is counter-productive. Whenever people react at the behest of their emotions, clear-headed and rational decisions are nowhere to be found. Moreo…

Happy July 4th!

Godliness makes a nation great,but sin is a disgrace to any people. -Proverbs 14:34 (NLT)

This brief post is designed to wish the reader the very happiest of July 4th holidays. Although we live in the most disturbing of times  -- which seem to have seen the decline of America into some immoral cesspool where everything goes and the sky is the limit for sinful behavior, I still feel the presence of God's people and hope the Church can rise to the occasion. The word 'repent' means to change one's mind or have some regret for a course that somebody has been on. America must repent from the course we've been on in order to survive and return to being a great nation. History is replete with accounts of once-great groups of people who have turned from God and faced dire consequences. Is it really God causing harm and suffering -- or is it the fact that we deny God's protection from the enemy when we choose to live outside of fellowship with Him? If we search our hear…