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.
Up until about a year and half ago, I used to write prolifically on for this little blog and sometimes got kind feedback. It was humbling to see that my material has been read pretty much all over the world. And then my world turned upside-down.
One of my favourite Marvel Heroes is “The Incredible Hulk”. If I am honest, there is a lot in him which resonates with me; inside me is some form of Hulk wanting to get out. I keep him caged up fairly well most of the time. Actually, he has not got out now for quite a long time although I can feel him sometimes rattling the bars of his cage.
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
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
Music plays a big role in the church service. Familiar hymns and songs can help us connect to God. Soft background music welcomes us in the building, or covers the throat clearing during communion, but I wonder what we see when we look at the musicians?