I made the poorest decisions at my weakest times. I did not have the benefit of strength or better judgment—all I had was an empty heart. I had an empty room filled with my regrets, and an empty answering machine glowing in red double-zeroes.
My cell phone was quiet, and other than the random junk mail and bills, my mailbox was empty. I had reached another bottom
In a fit, I thought Continue reading
I sat on a steel folding chair near the men’s room in the back of the Nassau County Probation Department. Around me, the delinquents of our society waited for their names to be called by their probation officer.
The officers appeared from a doorway beside the reception desk, often holding a plastic cup for urine samples, and directing, “Come with me.”
Sitting away from the others, I watched the Continue reading
We missed you for a while…..
It seems you were lost again in the lies of a beautiful plague. You went to a place where no one could help. The most anyone could do is wait for you at the gate of no return and hope you come back in one piece.
And here you are, broken, but still in one piece.
I do not Continue reading
Man on a large construction site walked from the freight elevators and passed a crew of electricians. He passed his fellow carpenters, sitting on a stack of sheetrock, laughing over cups of coffee, and eating their usual Continue reading
If you do not know your own worth
…….then you do not know what you are giving away.
And if you do not know what you are giving away
…….then you cannot be sure if the people you offer yourself to
are deserving of what you give them.
You need to see yourself as more than just a vehicle.
You need to know you are more than body
…….you are a beacon
You are the light, and light in its truest form is purity.
Know that your words have value
Know that your time is worthy,
and so is the care you so freely give away.
Remember Matthew 7:6
“Do not give what is sacred onto dogs, and do not cast your pearls before swine,
for they will trample them under their feet
and tear you to pieces with them.”
Do not spoil your donations because they are sacred
and once they are gone
they are as irretrievable as sand falling through the bottom of an hourglass
…….and you will be nothing more than under-appreciated
In the backseat of a rental car near the outskirts El Paso Texas, I waited at a railroad crossing and watched a freight train move slowly along the tracks. I was young enough to still be curious, but old enough lose interest in the line of ongoing freight cars.
I remember the air was Continue reading
Something is coming my way.
I don’t know what it is, but I know a change is coming.
I can feel it.
After working the overnight, I pulled another 8-hour shift, and I picked up exactly where I left off.
Lately, I’ve been re-piping a lot of old cast-iron radiators.
I’ve been moving them from one spot to another, which means Continue reading