Questions for the Truth Seeker

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. ~ Hebrews 4:12 I would like to pose some questions and allow scripture to answer them without any further commentary from myself at this time; in the weeks to come, I will be expounding on these...

No. Evil doesn’t just happen.

“For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. 2 Chronicles 16:9 On June 13, 2016, the day after the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting, Christianitytoday.com posted a blog entry by Karl Vaters entitled, 5 Dumb Things Christians Must Stop Saying When Evil Strikes. Karl Vaters is the lead pastor of Cornerstone Christian...

Alternate States of Being: abiding in grace

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who has promised is faithful. ~ Hebrews 10:23 (niv) I have been offered the unprovoked opinions of others as to why such a tragedy would occur in my life. One expressed notion is that I am being punished for past sins. I disagree. Through this adversity, God has provided me a true understanding of who I am and of Who He is as well as who I am in Him...

Alternate States of Being: love of The Shepherd

He tends His flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart. ~ Isaiah 40:11 (niv) The first seven weeks of my hospital stay were spent in an induced coma. During that time I had many dreams and hallucinations. And I could place each one on a timeline with out missing one. Each have their own characteristics that allow me to distinguish between them. There are...

Alternate States of Being: miracles in chaos

Affliction – the cause of continued pain of body or mind, as in sickness or losses. Of affliction and sorrow, affliction is the stronger term. The suffering lies deeper in the soul and usually arises from some powerful cause, such as the loss of what is most dear. If Your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction. – Psalm 119:92 But out of the sheer goodness of my...

Alternate State of Being: the gods of our imaginations

Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart be deceived and you turn aside and serve other gods and worship them. ~ Deuteronomy 11:16 (nkjv) The next week, I resigned from my commitments and walked away from my church. Worse even, I walked away from God. I stopped praying to a God I had come to believe only listened to a select few. I stopped believing that He even realized I existed. I believed that in His...

Alternate States of Being: perceptions

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I’ve lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Once I was immature and small in my faith, plagued and consumed by continual questioning and perpetual doubt of God’s existence and my believed perception of His...

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