Boondock Ramblings

A little bit about a lot of things

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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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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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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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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*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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As Christians when we hear the term “influencing God’s Kingdom” we often think of pastors, missionaries, preachers, or anyone with a large social media following, selling out stadiums or packing in the church buildings. Here is the thing though we aren’t all preachers in a global church or even a small one and we’re never …

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When I asked Lisa at The Manitoba Mom Blog if she would write a guest blog post, I wasn’t expecting the wonderful piece that follows. Maybe I think it’s wonderful because it hit me right where I needed it, but I have a feeling there are a lot of other people out there who need …

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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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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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