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…

Time for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time when we recognize the blessings and graces in our lives. I’d like to thank God for His love and His graces in my life of which there are many. I’d like to thank my wife, without her love and support I’d have a very dark and lonely existence. I’d like to…

Rain

The song that follows touches me because it says, in words I wish I had written, that even in our darkest hours we can glorify God. That no matter what our situation is, we can praise Him. That He cares for us and opens the doors for us. Recently, I have been struggling with issues…

Raise Your Voice

I’m in the Catholic choir.  I love to sing and my praises to God.  I find singing to be the form of praise I best relate to.  I joined the choir about a month after arriving here.  We’re not professionals by any means but we do a pretty good job. But I struggle with motivation…

Reach

I’m blessed with people who reach out to me. My wife helps in many ways like researching the medications I’m on.  She also drives 400 miles one way every month to spend two days visitation with me.  Three of my adult children have been in to visit  me.  Two of them are in the medical…

Blessed In Exile

Here we are at the final installment for this series of postings.  It has been, for me, an arduous task of writing about very difficult topics.  My plate of spaghetti has many other strands that I have to chew through in my healing process, but after today we can sop up the sauce of this…

But It Is Personal

I wrote the following after being pent up in a county jail for six months without seeing the light of day, or the dark of night for that matter, literally.  I’d arrived here in my present location and the first four days it snowed.  It didn’t snow much, maybe an inch or two each day,…

Love Thy Enemy – Concludes

Well, I left you hanging didn’t I?  And right at the part where I began to apply the Holy Spirit’s guidance!  Yes, it got you to come back but more importantly, I hope you walked away wondering how you’d handle Ed and Frank – Your Eds and Franks – we all have them… If you…