The Voice of One Podcast

So, apparently podcasts are a thing 😆 And not a thing I’ve ever paid attention to. But this is kinda how I roll. I’ve never been “cutting edge.” When I started blogging 14 or 15 years ago, it was mostly by accident. I created an account and blog on Blogger (thewordwasgod.blogspot.com) so I could read…

Published in Heart of Flesh Journal!

In 2020, the Lord prompted me to be more intentional about writing and reading poetry. One aspect of that has been submitting poems to journals. I am happy to say that, by August, I will have had three poems published! (If you’d like to learn more about my poetry, visit my poetry blog: A Wandering…

Disgrace (Part One)

The law commands that unclean things be separated from clean.  After blood from the sacrifice was taken into the most holy place on the Day of Atonement, the animal’s body was taken outside the camp and burned (Lev. 16:27; Heb. 13:11).  The animal (who was innocent) took on the spiritual filth of the people.  Yet…

Just a Thought…

We do not choose our own suffering. The suffering chosen for us is that which will cause us to give up everything for God or keep everything for ourselves.

Abandonment to Divine Providence

Last year, I read, Abandonment to Divine Providence by Jean-Pierre de Caussade, a Jesuit priest (1675-1751 AD).  In Abandonment, Caussade explores complete submission to the will of God (“divine providence” being another term for God’s will).   Caussade explains, “In this state they give up to God all their rights over themselves, over their words, actions, thoughts, and proceedings;…

Stigma and the Gospel

Social services is my day job.  In social services and health care circles, I hear a lot of talk about reducing stigma.  There are a multitude of issues that bring up the topic of stigma.  The common theme is that society has been judgmental toward a certain condition or behavior; people living with those conditions…