Death by a thousand cuts

Relationships can end as the result of a sudden, and significant event such as illness, economical collapse, or infidelity. More often relationships die a slow, and agonizing death that I refer to as,

“Death by a thousand cuts.”

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There’s still hope for Doug

Legacy is very important to me.  I want to leave something for my children (both natural and spiritual), to build upon.
Within the last 3 years or so I gave up on the idea of having much of a positive influence on their future. But maybe there’s still time…maybe there’s still hope.

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When Regina lost it all

Today is June 28, 2016 AKA Regina’s 55th birthday.  To honor my wife of 32 years, I’d like you to join us as we celebrate this day as well as being cancer free for 17 years.

In 1998, my wife Regina contracted cancer. To be honest,  I have often wondered why…or even why her?
The short answer: I don’t know

But here’s what I do know. What Regina said to me last week shows me a lot about her understanding of how find everything when you’ve lost it all.

Ps I posted a few of her tats because she likes them…and so do I

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when all is lost all is found

We’ve all had to suffer great loss of job, relationship, dignity, and or course money.

As one who has lost everything more than once, I can attest that

“when all is lost all is found”

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ooops…I did it again

Not too long ago, I wrote a post entitled,

I’m fat and unhealthy…again.

Although It’s been on my mind to do something about my health, I’ve basically just kept putting it off.

That is until today.

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I’m a terrible Ambassador

Let me set this up by saying that I feel like my life’s mission in Decatur Ga is to be a fitting an ambassador of Jesus Christ.  It’s a calling; an invitation if you will.  But after the first couple of weeks of living here,  I realized that I make a terrible ambassador.

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dismembering myself

I was never quite sure if Jesus meant that we should literally dismember ourselves, but the contrast he drew was both radical and graphic. 

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REPOST: Give us a King

“Give us a conservative because they will free us to prosper!”

“Give us a liberal because they will regulate the unfairness and give all an equal shot.”

“Give us a moderate to reach across the isle and bring both sides together.”

People have always looked to a person, or persons to solve our problems.  How’s that working for us?

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Amber forever changed my view of this song


The first time I heard Amber perform this song was November 2014.  Oceans is a song I try to avoid because it was one of the songs I used to support my crushed spirit through an extremely difficult time in my life.

But last Sunday, Amber provided a brief monologue; a set-up that brought great healing to my wounded soul, and allowed me the freedom to see the song in a different light.

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Your sins are forgiven?

Probably not what his friends were hoping to hear, but Jesus told the man exactly what he needed to hear.
In a Christian world that rightly teaches love, tolerance, and acceptance for all,  there are still times in which we must go to the actual source of a person’s dilemma.  We must love them enough to deal with their sin.

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