A Country Bumpkin Goes to the Big City

My first job after college was in a large Midwestern, metropolitan area. When I changed jobs and moved back to Indiana, I immediately recognized three differences: (1) less traffic, (2) a slower pace of living, and (3) that people would look you in the eye and say “hello.” This last quality was the most surprising.Continue reading “A Country Bumpkin Goes to the Big City”

Be Exalted

Although I have done no wrong, Trouble continues to pursue me. It prepares itself for my demise; Seeks to cast me into a pit, Deep and dark, From which there is no escape.   Surrounded, I try to hide away And elude The afflictions and Enemy That seek to bring me down.   At timesContinue reading “Be Exalted”

Satan, the Holy Spirit, and Negative Self Talk

Many people are unwilling to admit that we have a spiritual adversary, Satan, whose will and efforts are set against us. He is an angel who chose to rebel against God, and now he wants to bring us down with him. Satan doesn’t cause every evil act in the world, as there’s plenty of naturalContinue reading “Satan, the Holy Spirit, and Negative Self Talk”