“Not for Me.”

How many times have you found yourself falling just shy of acquiring a really great opportunity? Like a sale that had ended right before your laptop broke down; a car that sold the day before you are able to buy it? Just a few months ago, I missed an awesome job by a matter of days. DAYS! …

Ghost

I did the rituals. I made this happen. In my despair, I took out the pen That would form the incantation To force out your apparition.   The results were nothing as I hoped. I thought maybe I could have coped With the departure of just one. But instead, I came undone.   Cold, intangible, and without …

Fight On

I never wanted to join the army. I always assumed that I would fail as a soldier. I believed I was both physically and emotionally incapable of serving adequately. Though this is untrue, I found myself fighting a different war anyway. It is a much older, intangible war. A war of the soul. Most importantly (to me), …

Reflectors

Have you ever had that kind of deja vu that feels more like looking in a mirror than living a broken record? I’m talking about those weird moments when someone says or does something and you immediately think, “ah hell…I do that same thing…” A number of people in my life have played the role of …

Owed

In an episode of the ever-popular British series, Doctor Who, one of the friends of the Doctor loses someone that she loves dearly to a fatal car accident. In a scene early in the show, the character’s grandmother looks at the depressed and shocked young woman and says “you both deserved better than this.” The …

From the Lips of Divinity.

Cheezy Christian phrases are available daily BOGO free, and you don’t have to go far to find them. When I lived in Kansas City, there was a man who would talk to me about “receiving kisses from God,” and it always made me feel uncomfortable. It was a phrase that was too intimate and too …

Through Dark Days

“The Lord gives…” Wait, don’t stop. Say it all. Say it clear. “The Lord gives…” Televangelists flapping their money makers to tell the sexy side of the story, “The Lord gives…” Can you finish the tearful truth? “The Lord…” Come on. You got it. Let the truth scratch up your esophagus. “The Lord…takes away” These …

Invalidated

I remember walking through the pasta aisle one Sunday afternoon. I was planning my Italian dish of the day and narrowing down my choices when, suddenly, I was assaulted by the sound of bitter tears from a toddler in distress. I don’t know what caused the child to start crying. The cause became less and less …

Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda

Over the last six months, I have been undergoing intense transformation as life has been schooling me on a variety of lessons that I neither asked for nor wanted. Yet here I am, all the better for having been put under pressure and forced to take on the world. In this post, I desire to share …

The St. Louie Uee

“ Ya know something I learned about driving in St. Louis is that people tend to make a U-Turn wherever the hell they want!” My friend Murray and I had recently moved to St. Louis and after living here for about two years we are beginning to fit into the fast-paced culture or maybe it’s …