Boondock Ramblings

A little bit about a lot of things

Here we are at Holy Week! I know it seems odd that we will be celebrating Easter this weekend without full church services, but we can worship together at our computers and celebrate that Christ is Risen. I didn’t even think about that I was sharing this Biblical fiction story in the Easter season, but …

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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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So many times we dismiss a pastor or a movement or a singing group because of one thing they did we didn’t like. Maybe we listened to critics who said this pastor or that person presented something against God’s word, but we really don’t know if that’s true or not. Maybe we feel their theology …

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*feature photo credit: Brown Photography I generally skip past blog posts with sad stories, especially those related to childhood cancer so I would certainly understand if you skip this one. What is different about this one, though, is that there is some hope mixed into the story: hope for humanity, I suppose you might say. …

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I am a control freak. I know it. My family knows it. God knows it. I’m not as bad as some people, no. But, I’m still someone who likes to control situations around me – mainly any situation I feel could affect my own well being or that of a family member. If I think …

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This weekend I heard a sermon entitled “This Isn’t What I Pictured” and, boy, was it spot on for where I am in my life right now. I certainly did not picture my life where it currently is, which sounds entirely negative, but isn’t. There are definitely some negative places I’ve found myself, but there …

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I put a notice on my blog Facebook page yesterday that I had some paperback copies of my book because a couple of people I know had asked about them. I wasn’t thinking about it as an advertising opportunity, I simply wanted to find a way to let those people know I had a few …

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Recently I’ve noticed a couple of things about non-Christian, and even Christians, views of God. Mainly, the view that  “If I didn’t get what I wanted there is no God.” I’ve held this view in the past, so believe me I understand it. What I don’t always understand as well are the people who don’t follow God …

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Here is some advice I could have used before I rambled too much on my blog about this period of loneliness I’ve been in. At times God puts us through the discipline of darkness to teach us to heed Him. Song birds are taught to sing in the dark, and we are put into the …

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