Monday, August 29, 2011


One word, FAITH. Proverbs 3:5 says "Trust in the LORD with all you heart, and do not lean on your own understanding." What a powerful word that has been for me at this trying time. It can be powerful for you too. I truly believe that without faith, I would be truly lost as I go through this difficult journey. Faith doesn't take all of the pain of life away all of the time. For me to say it does would not be true. Faith can help you through the trying times if you let it in to your heart. There are certainly many different definitions of faith. Right now faith to me is faith in GOD and the promise of eternal life. Faith that Kyle is waiting for us all in heaven and WE WILL see him again. Faith also leads me to me motto through this time. "My life is only a blink compared to eternity with those I love". Please consider the faith that you have and how powerful it is when you sit quitely and really think about it. If you are reading this and don't think that you have any faith, it is not too late. You can discover faith at any point in your life. Through good times or bad.


In case no reader of this blog was aware, Kyle was killed in a tragic car accident on June 5th. Several people said that it would be a shame for this blog to not be kept up. After some deep thought on the matter and with the help of two other admins, Jen and I decided to keep it going. I was "somewhat" blessed with the ability to write (nothing like Kyle was). I will do my best to post as often as worthwhile thoughts come to me. No promises on how often that will be. I do want to thank everyone for otheir continued, love, thoughts, support, and prayers as we as a family and everyone that knew Kyle attempt to get "just a little bit better" everyday.

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Prayer of a Worried Man

"My life feels like a whirlpool, LORD. Being tossed this way and that, I do not know where to turn but to You. I am on my knees before you; it's the last place left to fall. I'm worried and don't know what to do.

"Tomorrow's troubles confront me today, and their assaults are relentless. In You I can do anything, that I know, but I feel like a leaf thrown in the wind. My lack of control in this list is bothersome and fear-inducing. In You I can find strength, but I feel like a withering Oak.

"Open my eyes, ears, and heart so that I may follow your will, for going against it is the most treacherous of all terrain. Open doors that you wish opened, and close those that will lead me away from You. I ask for your guidance; let me be the donkey, led on by your reigns.


In Christ,

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Prayer Works

I would like to take a moment to share with you an amazing thing called Prayer Works. A ministry of Life 102.5, Prayer Works is a place where you can submit a prayer request (anonymously if you so please). The cool things is that people can send you a message (without seeing your email) saying that they're prayed for you, or to offer encouragement. There is also a button that you can click that will put a star under the prayer request, indication that you've prayed for that person.

Prayer Works is great even if you don't have something for which you need a prayer request. I go on often and read the prayer requests. I say a prayer for them and let them know that I have prayed for them. It's an amazing thing, really, to see people who don't even know each other praying together.

To go to Prayer Works, visit Life 102.5
On the top menu, go to Ministry -> Prayer Works.

God Bless,

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC

This last weekend, I went on a trip to New York City. One of our visits was St. Patrick's Cathedral, a beautiful Catholic cathedral. Now I'm not Catholic, but it was an amazing experience.

First of all, the church is beautiful. There are many places to light candles. It's very quiet and respectful. What I first noted was the great atmosphere of faith in the church. I really felt like God was there, listening to everyone who was praying there. It was such an amazing feeling. The second amazing thing i noticed, was that everyone was praying together. Within my group, there were Catholics, Presbyterians, and Lutherans all sitting together and praying. It reminded me that even with everything that's going on around the world, people still come together. There doesn't have to be fighting, arguing, or violence. Sharing a faith in God brings people together, and it's such an amazing event to witness. I believe that I saw Jesus in every one of those people there in that church.

I highly suggest visiting St. Patrick's Cathedral if you're in New York City.
Also, I apologize for not having written in a long time.

God Bless,

Monday, March 14, 2011

I apologize

Dear readers (the few I have left),

I must apologize for not bringing God's amazing and uplifting Word to you in the last few months. I've been quite busy, but that should not matter. Anyway, I will try harder now to get more articles up (and with a variety of messages.) Hope you like what's to come.

In Christ,

Friday, January 28, 2011

Bats and Us????

This last fall I participated in a musical. It was during a dress rehearsal the week before the show when I first met Jerry. He flew from a hidden perch somewhere in the theatre and landed on the stage, causing quite a commotion. Jerry, well, he is a bat.

A few nights after that incident, I was lying in bed, reading. Jerry happened to pop into my mind I wondered: Why would God deny such a creature its sight? It seemed slightly cruel for a while, until I thought about it a little more.

Bats are fascinating creatures. God did not give them the sight that He has given most other creatures. He gave them their sonic ability to use in place of that denied sight. Somehow, they live just fine without being able to see.

That brought me to see how much we have in common with the bats. God's plan for us is always in motion, though we don't always see that it is. Just as He gave bats their special abilities, He has given us a "replacement" as well. That would be the ability to have Faith

We must let faith guide us when we cannot see, because God knows what's best.

Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Hebrews 11:1

In Christ,

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Orange

In church, a story was told during the sermon:

There was a young boy. He was living on the streets as an orphan. Eventually, he made it to the orphanage, where he at least had a roof over his head and some food in his stomach. It was nearing Christmas when he arrived at the orphanage. He was told of a benefactor who donated to the orphanage for their Christmas dinner. Normally they ate low-cost, bland meals, but on Christmas, they have a real feast, complete with with a real ham. It was even all-you-can-eat! The boy hadn't even heard that before! The benefactor even donates a brilliant tree for the main hall! They decorate it with dazzling white lights and ornaments. At the end of the night, every boy receives an orange, a rare commodity in these times. Oranges were this boy's favorite foods. He's never had one, but he's smelled them. Once, when he was really daring, he scraped his thumb across an orange when the fruit vendor was in town. That was an amazing day, because he had that amazing smell all day. After hearing about all of the festivities, the boy was starry-eyed. His hopes were high, above the clouds. He couldn't wait.

Christmas day came. They had the meal, he saw the tree, and then it came time for the oranges. The boys lined up, and he was at the end, for he did not know exactly what was going on. As he reached the portly man at the front of the main hall.

"I'm sorry," said the man. "You came after we had our order placed. We don't have one for you."

The boy's heart broke. He simply nodded at the man and turned to walk back to his room. After he rounded the corner to his hall, he broke out in a run, tears streaming down his face.

He got to his room, fell face-down in his bed, and wept. Soon, there was a tap on his shoulder. Afraid to show his tear-stained face, he ignored it, but the tapping got more urgent. He turned and saw his six roommates. Each of them had something in their hands. Lying upon an orange-stained napkin in each boy's hands was a slice of an orange. They each took one slice of their treat for the boy, so he would have a full orange. And then, everything was alright.

We should treat God's Word like the boys did with the oranges. If we all share just a little bit of it, we can make the world a better place, by glorifying the LORD.