Zoo Animals

As usual I arrived at my office very early in the morning and prepared for my desk job just like I have done for the past thirty years. I sat in my desk chair and turned on my computer and drank a cup of coffee while I logged in and waited for the computer to... Continue Reading →

Procrastination

“I am of the flesh, sold into slavery under sin. I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.… I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. For I do not do the good I want, but the... Continue Reading →

Change

Yes, I’m one of those people. I’m one of those that are concerned about the planet warming and the extreme weather we are experiencing. I am also concerned about the rise in cancer rates, diabetes, obesity, and our overall health. I do think about a lot of things but try to concentrate on how I... Continue Reading →

Short Term Gains

The world we live in has been corrupted by large corporations and the greedy executives that run them. Publicly traded corporations, especially, are constantly pressured by shareholders who purchase their stock and demand near term growth and income. If they do not perform their stock price will lag or decline which often leads to the... Continue Reading →

Inventory

Most recovery programs involve some type of process where a person writes down and/or discusses a person’s past history including the details of past transgressions. As I have stated before I have wanted to write a book where I was completely open and honest about all of my past dealings including the sin I have... Continue Reading →

Fate, Part 2

As I stated at the end of part one of this story my wife and I had many events that led up to the point where we headed off to our respective colleges. I attended the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas where I usually wore shorts and a golf shirt on a daily... Continue Reading →

Fate

I played golf for the University of St. Thomas where my coach was an older gentleman who had served in World War II. I was shocked when one day he told us he was not only non-Catholic but instead was an Atheist. This was especially surprising since I was attending a Catholic university where I... Continue Reading →

Taking Action

Trusting in God and turning my life over to him has been something I have struggled with. In fact, as I have previously written I haven’t fully understood what this means. “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” I’ve stated this countless times and haven’t really thought about what it means... Continue Reading →

Turning our lives over to God

As I began thinking about this step it occurred to me that I really did not understand what “turning your life over to God” means. My thinking was that it simply meant “doing the right things” every day by blocking out sinful thoughts and controlling my actions at every turn. But, the more I thought... Continue Reading →

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