God Presence

God...calms your fears not by removing the problem, but by revealing his divine power and presence. Max Lucado Some of what I am about to share reminds me of the Proverbs 31 women we all know and love. Yahweh is a consuming fire, and no matter our gender He continually pursues each one of us … Continue reading God Presence


Today's Jesus Calling (August 13) has a wonderful two verses from Jude. Now to him who is able to keep you from falling, and to make you stand without blemish in the presence of his glory with rejoicing, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our LORD, be glory, majesty, power, and authority, … Continue reading Falling

Amazing Love

Resistance builds strength. When a person works out their muscles become stronger. My daughter is training for cross country, and she's getting faster and can run farther now that she has been training. Jesus trained his Apostles to do what He wanted them to do when He "left" Earth. He made them stronger to battle … Continue reading Amazing Love

A Man After God’s Own Heart

I meant to write about this in the last post. It's so easy to forget. My friend and shepherd David, who happens to be my father-in-law too, took Chloe and me to Fletchers on Monday for lunch. I've written about David many times here at Beyond Sad, but I'd like to say that he is … Continue reading A Man After God’s Own Heart


I'm learning what peace is. It's not the absence of conflict. It's not when everyone likes you because that will never happen. It is a Spirit infused reality that is enhanced when you memorize Scripture and quote it silently when the waves crash. And waves crash don't they? My daughter's church camp theme this year … Continue reading Peace

It’s the Small Things

I took the girls out to eat last night. Outback is always oh so delicious. Need I say more? I mean who doesn't like bloomin onions, steak and baked potato? Yum. That's progress and healing right there beautiful people. I do not pause long enough to celebrate the small victories. I'm going to repent. We … Continue reading It’s the Small Things

Face Fear

I am a human being who fails daily. I've also had epic fails that effected other people, namely my wife and daughter. I never set out to affect these kinds of effects. Fear, hunger and physical exhaustion cause some of them. As life evolves I look upon the choices that brought me to where I … Continue reading Face Fear

A Lament

Going into the fray with your back against the wall is not a good journey. There are soldiers experiencing this in real time right now. I just experienced it in pre-trips to Target and Kroger. Those of us with depression take normal trips to the store with greater trepidation than "normal" people. It's just a … Continue reading A Lament

Seeking and Finding

This Thanksgiving has been an especially blessed Thanksgiving. God is ordering my thoughts in a magnificent way that I cannot not express it in my drivel to my incredible followers. Thank you for joining me here at Beyond Sad. Your presence, reading and prayers do not go unnoticed. I'm feeling euphoric. My cup runneth over, … Continue reading Seeking and Finding