Thanks, but no thanks?

My parents told me to never get into a strangers car. They also warned me against swimming so soon after I've eaten. They showed me how to ride a bike and how to tie my shoes. While I was growing up in north Dallas, I observed the way my parents conducted themselves. In exchange I …

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The big deal of sexual sin is for believers by Billy Cocker

I was raised in a good home where we loved God and I can’t think of a time in my life I did not need him or at least speak to Him.
I can recall times that I needed Him so badly that it was the only Hope I had and the reason I am still here.
I am sure I am not alone in being at a place in my life where I question His existence.
I am not an atheist.
I figured I had to write that down immediately, should my mother read this. I don’t want she should have a heart attack.
I really admire this writer, not only in his skills as a proficient writer, I am bewildered by the very way he can verbally choreograph intricate and in-depth thoughts to a dance that I can understand and follow.
I recommend this blog to anyone who has ever breathed.
This post in particular made me stop and really think. It was one of the firsts that I had read from Mr. Crocker.

I was content with ministering my way which was showing others how my relationship with God affected my life by being grateful, helpful, courteous and vigilant when I saw injustice. I was happily reminded of that the day I read the following:

“Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”

Paul, A.D. 55, to the Church at Corinth (1 Co. 6:18-20, ESV)

The talk of traditional marriage has taken a back seat these days, apparently from the lack of political conversation on the matter after several legal reversals of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act), and the “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” military rule on homosexuality. In some ways this a welcome result. It has always been disappointing for me, at least, to see the vitriol with which “Christians” would defame those who were promoting homosexual marriage and…

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Angry White Men

I am a semi-white or if you prefer;  Hispanic lite, so I have often found that I “fit” in with the white people . I just read this gentleman’s post and I think his white self is very insightful and has fined tuned an awareness that we should take seriously. I had to reblog in hope of hope.

Note To My White Self

According to recent news stories and opinion pieces, America has a growing racial problem. It is a problem that can no longer be ignored and must be addressed. Shamefully, our nation has forgotten an entire segment of our population, disregarding their plight and their legitimate resentment. In the land of liberty and justice, these citizens have been neglected and marginalized. They are righteously angry and demanding our attention. According to these pundits, Donald Trump won election because he spoke to them, giving voice to their pain. And who are these long forgotten and mistreated citizens?  Angry white men.

Indeed, a recent national poll found 55% of white Americans believe discrimination against white people exists in the United States today. This same survey found 19% of white Americans have actually experienced a situation where they believe they were discriminated against for being white.  Many of these respondents were white men who…

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Sharp Ab·jects

This post from last year came up today, 11/15/2017 , on my Facebook  "On This Day" Memories. I had forgotten I wrote this. I read it again and I realized that the overall sentiment  I am trying to convey is very much still the one I carry today, a whole year later. I only edited …