After marriage

My thumb used to rub the empty space where the wedding ring had been for the past 17 or so years.  It’s absence is a reminder of the events of the past years.  “For better, for worse, ’till death do us part.”.  Although both of us are still very much alive, we have parted ways all the same.  Now there comes the long period of readjustment.

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When your life needs a Plan B: Life sucks but God is good

It’s ironic.

Looking back through this blog, it seems I mainly write posts about coping with hard times, and wondering if I can see God in them.  From taking up my guitar and singing church songs when I am just not in the mood for it (here and here) to euthanasing runts, there seems to be a constant paradox of “Yeah, life sucks but God is good.”. Continue reading “When your life needs a Plan B: Life sucks but God is good”

Beauty from ashes

It had been a damn tough 24 hours.  Within that time, I had been given a few difficult bits of news and I was emotionally pretty much running on empty.  So, I just stayed in the side office where I took that last piece of news and re-read Psalm 23 a few times.  This isn’t to say that I have all my ducks in a row – not by a long shot, but after a final kick to my emotional testicles, I needed something. Continue reading “Beauty from ashes”

Paying a worker their worth

If there is one taboo topic, one elephant in the room in the church, it’s the Tithe.  High on the list of topics which can evoke strong feelings.  As Christ followers there are of course other topics which get our blood pressure up but they come and go with the seasons.  Subjects which easily get us vocal might be women priests, homosexuality or moving the church service forward by an hour.  All these can spark debate and flush our cheeks.  But the Tithe?  That might raise our blood pressure a bit, yet on this topic we will remain silent.

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