Boondock Ramblings

A little bit about a lot of things

As Christians, we are called to keep our eyes on Christ, but this can be such a hard thing to do when so many other things and people are vying for our attention. No year has made this struggle more prominent than in 2020. This year has been like a roller coaster ride gone out …

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I’ve been dealing with depression recently. I go through these spurts from time to time. When I go through them I feel completely unqualified to be sharing about the need to draw closer to God, since I know I’m doing such a poor job of it myself. Maybe, though, I need to be honest when …

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Do you choose a word of the year each year? I have the last few years and it’s interesting. The word I choose is something I pray about and a word I try to reflect on throughout the year to remember why things that are happening in my life are happening and how they are …

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You could say that his week I broke under the weight of Christian commercialism. I got a bit fed up. I finally had enough of church promotion being held higher than Jesus promotion. When Jesus called the disciples he told them to lay everything down and follow him. That meant everything. EVERYTHING. Lay down the …

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My daughter was drawing with sidewalk chalk outside the house. She drew a heart. I doodled some hearts and an angel near her heart. She’s 5. Sometimes 5 going on adult. The song “Trust and Obey” had been going through my head much of the day, though I didn’t know why. I wrote the word …

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As we cleaned out our house last week for our move, I found old journals and photo albums. I paused a couple of times to look at them, but not too often since we didn’t have a lot time before everything needed to be moved out.  I found a journal from 2008 and the first …

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Many of us are running to our phones or computers every morning, looking for some good news. “God, just let there be some good news out there right now,” I find myself saying. Yes, I’m asking God to make the national news media give me good news. How backward is that? Very it turns out. …

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I had thought about writing a post about trusting God, accepting God’s peace over the chaos of the world, but honestly, I don’t have it in me. I was going to write about how when people abandon you, it’s okay because God is still there. Honestly? I don’t have it in me. I was going …

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The Church has disappointed me, time and time again. By The Church, I mean the Christian Church. I have stood in offices of private Christian schools and overheard gossip about others within the school; gossip that never should have been repeated. I have been told information I should never have been told by Christians who …

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