I’ll Be Home For Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you. It’s that time of year again isn’t it? Gifts and wrapping paper and bows. Parties and family get togethers and intimate lunches.Traveling and shopping and UPS. Maybe snow or rain or sunshine and 70 degrees.What a time to be alive and to celebrate. As I…

Make A Joyful Noise

When I was a boy my hero was my father, but my idol was Elvis Presley.  I’d often fantasize about being a singer and if anyone were to ask me today, even at age 55, I’d tell them being a singer is still my fantasy profession. Recently, both my sister and wife sent me information…

he Is A Liar

Every day I walk in fear. Fear of violence, fear of tomorrow and what it might bring, but mostly fear that I am now less than I used to be.  In the words of this song I find strength to believe that I am still valued and worth more than what my crime suggests.  I…

The Great Commission

Reaching out. That’s what we are called to do. To spread God’s Word we must reach out.   The Gospel of Matthew ends with Jesus giving the Great Commission to the eleven disciples [Mat 28:16-20]. Jesus tells them to go out and make disciples of all nations. Jesus was telling them that all people are…

Back from the Edge

We all have our daily battles. For some of us they are all consuming and require every ounce of energy we have. Lately, I’ve been battling the effects of medication used to control the hallucinations I have. I’ve had hallucinations in one form or another since age five. Initially, it was a boy I named…

Joy In The Tribulation: Always & Again, Choose It

Please see previous posts:  Joy in the Tribulation: Always &  Joy In The Tribulation: Always & Again Well, here we are at the last installment of our pursuit of joy through music. Before going into this third song let’s take a step back and answer the question: Why is jdoe going into Joy In The Tribulation…

Joy In The Tribulation: Always & Again

In the last posting, Joy in the Tribulation: Always, I referred to a song titled simply, “joy” by King & Country – I hope you enjoyed listening to it! I commented on how the singer is seeking joy; making a choice between status quo and experiencing joy in life. In the end he chooses joy….

Joy in the Tribulation: Always

Please listen to “joy” by King and Country This week I’m posting the lyrics to a song my sister introduced to me. I’ve looked it up on the music system here and cannot find it. It’s probably new and so not yet available in our music library. But I really like the lyrics and it’s…

Better Living Through Chemistry, Phase 2

Early in the life of this blog I wrote about the medications I was taking and that I felt that the Geodon (used to deal with hallucinations) was smothering my creativity and locking down my cognitive abilities.  (Better Living Through Chemistry) Since writing about how Geodon affected me (almost all hallucinations eliminated) I have worked…

Life Connections (Life on the Inside – Part 6)

I have written twice of my desire to attend a program called “Life Connections Program,” [LCP] : Decisions, Decisions (Life On The Inside – Part 4)  and Done. And Done..   This program is faith based and is offered at two institutions, but not in the one I am currently.  One of the locations that offers the…