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Yesterday ended is a podcast dedicated to the healing words of Jesus Christ and his story of redemption. Each podcast contains an original poem so that I can portray a confession of our faith of scripture in unique and succinct ways. Come with me on a journey to become a new creation and to declare old things dead and our life anew in Christ. What we meditate on will determine the direction and fruit of our lives. Let's live today speaking the words of life.
 
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It is almost inevitable for anyone who has a set of keys that one day they will lose them. At least for a period of time. Much of what is lost can be found or in some way restored. Unfortunately many of us have lost far more than a set of keys. We have lost our innocence, our faith, large portions of our lives, loved ones and much more. Yet is that…
 
Have you ever needed a hug? Most women will quickly respond to needing a hug. There are some overly masculine men who will deny that they need a hug. But they're lying to themselves and others. There are times when we all need a hug. Loneliness or the pressures of life endeavor to enclose us and separate us. But there's something about a friendly e…
 
There are different terms that are used to describe relationships. Superficial or shallow depict relationships that have no substance. A casual relationship well not render lasting results between the individuals involved. Then there are the one-sided relationships where only one individual is giving while the other is only taking. Some of us requi…
 
For many people who have been working at a job for a number of years without a raise it can be difficult to approach the boss and ask for an increase on the paycheck. Being bold enough to declare ones worthiness of a raise is not easy for most folks. Most of it boils down to how good is your boss? Is your boss bossy or are they kind hearted? Are th…
 
All too often due to fatigue and stress we seek to turn our brains off. We want to veg. We don't want to think about everything that's going on and we need something healthy to occupy our minds. All too often we fall to things that don't build us up. What are you doing to be reenergized? What are you doing for yourself to build yourself up? How do …
 
If you're considering listening to this podcast you're seeking some sort of healing from a trauma. There are incidents in our lives that endeavor to scar us. Challenges that in a moment turn us about, sometimes as much as 180°. But as I have lived out the last weeks and months I am challenged on a daily basis with the daily tasks of life. What do w…
 
Watching professional athletes or professional musicians or professional anything is amazing because they make it look easy. Those who have trained in their field faithfully for many years have acquired skills that make us amateurs feel and look silly trying to attempt what they do. I can't do that! But what is it that we can do? Learning is a proc…
 
Life is challenging and can produce traumas. Jesus warned us that if we live in the world we would suffer tribulation or mental pressure. He then went on to say be a good cheer I have overcome the world. We are designed to be Overcomers. We are designed to be conformed to the image of God's son and be victorious. We are designed to be more than con…
 
Are you stuck in a rut? Does some thing have a hold of you and won't let you move forward? Or are you holding on to something and refuse to let go? Sir Isaac newton was one of the first to write about the laws of motion. the first law is, an object will not change its motion unless a force acts on it. What force will it take for you to move forward…
 
It can be seen throughout all history that most people want to fit into a family, a workforce, a team, a culture, a society. People have gone to great extremes to be in the in crowd. Some people wear the skin of the chameleon so that they can blend in anywhere they go. The unfortunate part of that is that their inner soul can become corrupted with …
 
Every day it seems there is a new challenge to be faced. A new obstacle to maneuver around. There is a constant battle to cling to hope in a world that is broken. How do we maintain hope in darkness? How do we hold on to peace in chaos? How can we find rest in turmoil? How can we have Joy in loss? To look at the world with only my eyes my heart and…
 
All journeys starts with a beginning point. Where you start from makes a huge difference in the outcome of the journey. To begin a journey towards Los Angeles believing you are in Kansas when in reality you're in New York will not have the expected outcome. You'll get halfway there thinking you should be arriving but still have a long journey ahead…
 
Finding time to rest for most people is a challenge. Few people can afford to take long or frequent vacations. Some people can hardly take a weekend off at times. And as for each and every day we also have so many demands that we are forced to make choices that leave us with little time to rest. Learning to rest, to be still and be at peace, seems …
 
Life and death are in the power of the tongue and so are sales. Advertisers use words to entice us to buy their products. Advertisers aren’t evil just real clever at getting us to remember their products and eventually getting us to try them. People in Third World countries who never hear advertising literally don't know what they're missing and th…
 
There is a profound psychological challenge that many people face today and that is having an identity crisis. There are many ways it can manifest. For most of us it's a simple challenge of seeing the good within us and not focusing on the bad. The bad can be experiences of trauma and failure and disappointment. But identity crisis can become so se…
 
There are many voices vying for our attention. We are in a constant barrage of advertising that endeavors to draw us into their way of thinking. There are hundreds if not thousands of channels that we can surf via the web or TV all wanting us to turn towards them. But worse than the voices that are around us are the voices that are within us. There…
 
Are you a self-made person? And if you are what qualified you to make yourself into who you are? and let me ask you how’s that working for you? You may have wealth. You may have worldly success. You may have recognition. But what is the real quality of your life? Do you have peace in your life? Do you have joy in your life? Are you living a righteo…
 
Have you ever found yourself in a place and wonder how you got there? Why have I turned this direction? Why am I walking this way? You find yourself in a state of unbelief. Both of how you came to that place and also how to get out. In today's episode I want to explore our mindset and how it dictates the outcomes of our lives. Do you believe what G…
 
There is an amazing moment in life when you recognize that you are in a relationship. That moment on tell a friend or announce on Facebook with a click, “in a relationship” is so joyful because you know you are loved. To know that you are loved is uplifting to say the least. Your whole life changes because you are no longer alone. As the old saying…
 
There are times when we can get stuck in a rut. The bad thing about ruts as the analogy goes, a rut is a grave with the ends kicked out. Not a good place to be. I live in California not too far from the beach. At times when I'm standing on the edge of the waves if I stand still for a period of time the waves will wash the sand away from under my fe…
 
There are some clubs or organizations around the world that have very exclusive membership requirements. If someone who doesn't meet those requirements tries to enter in o such a place they will be stopped and asked, who do you think you are, you're not a member. Membership has its advantages and perks. Sometimes you need to know someone special to…
 
We have all known the joy of victory and unfortunately we’ve also known the icky, yucky feeling of defeat. What do we do on those days where we haven’t done it right? How do we move forward when we feel like we’re stuck in it real deep? Have you ever had, one of those days, where things just didn’t work? And now you’re stuck in a funk. Now you’re s…
 
A lot has passed since I began this podcast a year ago. Hopefully, we have all grown in our walk with the Lord and in understanding who we are before him. To recognize our core identity as his beloved children in whom he is well pleased is paramount to the victory over our past. We live from his love, not to his love. I have endeavored in this podc…
 
In this last short episode of season one I take time to consider what has been accomplished in 2021. For many years I felt the tugging on my heart from the Lord to be more proactive with my poetry. To write and somehow present it to the body of Christ. That process went through many variations until I was shown that a podcast was the simplest form …
 
I cannot count the times I have been walking through a room staring at some thing in front of me a short distance ahead and bumped into something. I have stubbed my toe, run my shoulder into a bookshelf, encountered numerous door jams and the edges of various tables. to tell you the truth I'm not a clumsy person. But sometimes we get so focused on …
 
What identity card do you carry in your wallet? Does it tell you that you are righteous? What identity do you live by? Who do you think you are? According to 2 Corinthians 5.17 you are a new creation. Old things are passed away behold all things have become new. Is that the case in your life? Have you been able to relinquish the old and put on the …
 
Memories can be a blessing or they can be a curse. They can remind us of victories or they can remind us of defeats. Being able to revisit a harsh memory and not be pained is a sign of healing. Many people have scars on their bodies but those scars do not produce pain. They can point to a moment in time but they no longer hold the trauma. We can be…
 
Have you ever wanted a second chance at some thing. There are times when our first attempt falls short and we want a do over, we want a backspace button on our mouth or our actions. Sometimes we go through the days of our life in a daze being half asleep. We are so besieged by the things of life that little HOPE remains. Things of our past hang ont…
 
What do a wind that can break rocks, an earthquake and a fire have in common? These three noisy elements were presented to the prophet Elijah when he was trying to hide in a cave. Elijah was tired of the unbelief of the children of Israel and their evil intent upon him. He was left alone and they pursued him to take his life. After these three nois…
 
In a battle when things are going very badly there comes a time of decision of whether or not to surrender to the enemy and beg for mercy. The thought of surrendering to our enemy is devastating. To come to the end of our ability to defend our selves and see no way out destroys all hope and paints us as failures. So how do we become victorious in o…
 
There are days when all I can do is think about yesterday and how I didn't do it right. I messed things up. There are times when stupid things I did as a child come back and try to haunt me. I was kind of stupid. There are minutes in my life that I would do anything to undo. People got hurt. What does it take to get passed our past? What is the for…
 
How do people think about you? And how do you think about yourself? Knowing that you are loved by others is empowering, emancipating, emboldening, and embracing just to name a few wonderful aspects. But of all those who could love us to know that God loves us already and always gives the greatest impact. So let me ask you do you believe that God lo…
 
I have been working with wood for many years now. I used to build cabinets and custom furniture. I have now traded that in for doing wood sculpture. I am constantly looking for the best tools to accomplish the task at hand. The question is what works the best? No matter what business or task at hand having the right tool for the job is always Param…
 
Imagine you're in a grocery store and as you're walking down an aisle you see an item and you think oh I need to buy that and you get it and put it in the cart and pay for it. Then you go home and you go to put it in your cupboard only to find that you already had it. There are times in our lives when in a moment of despair we pray for some thing p…
 
The title of my podcast today is a very old cliché. These questions arise when we are trying to figure out a bunch of different things. So we ask a bunch of questions. We are a curious folk and at times let me put this politely ignorant of what's going on. So we ask questions. That's a good thing. But what is it like when God or other people ask us…
 
There's an old saying that is very wise, be where you are when you're there. Too often we can physically be somewhere but mentally be somewhere else. Today I want to twist that a bit. Where I am mentally may not be where I am spiritually. Seriously I'm seated in Christ beside God the Father. Mentally I may be in a fog. Mentally I might be a space c…
 
In a world where image is so very important what we look like has many people very concerned. In 2020 alone American spent about $93 billion on cosmetics and skin care. In the same year they spent 16.5 billion on cosmetic plastic surgery. And unfortunately there are those people who are getting nips and tux to try and look like other people celebri…
 
A couple of weeks ago I did an episode entitled “it is his love.” What an awesome realization that Jesus loved us enough to die for us, to give his life for us. Not only did he give us life but he gave us freedom from fear and every trauma we have ever faced. We have a wonderful relationship with the greatest lover of all times. We are the disciple…
 
Monday, September 6 is the American observation of Labor Day. According to the US Department of labor, Labor Day honors and recognizes the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States. So my question for this episode is what are you laboring for? What will be the develo…
 
In my opinion There is nothing more euphoric in life than knowing that you are loved. That moment when on your Facebook page you click in a relationship brings a rush of joy into your heart. In studies concerning infants and young children in orphanages those who are regularly held turn out to be mentally healthier than those that don't. Being held…
 
Yogi and boo boo, Abbot and Costello, laurel and hardy, Batman and Robin, Ben and Jerry, What do these names have in common? They are partners. Partners in laughs and partners in crime fighting and partners in ice cream making. So what makes a good partnership? And is it better to have a partner or to go solo? Do you have all the resources you need…
 
Which way did he go George? Which way did he go? This quote appears over a billion times in a Google search. Yeah that's 1 billion with a B. The quote comes from a cartoon from December 1940 entitled of “fox and hounds.” It is spoken by a dog named Willoughby asking his supposed friend George who is a fox in dogs clothing which way the fox went. So…
 
Have you ever found yourself going in circles? Have you had problems with not moving forward in the things of your life? It's summertime and people are going on vacations. So what is your favorite vacation destination? Without deciding upon a destination you can get in your car ready to go but you won't get far not knowing where you're going. Where…
 
There is a terrible mindset that affects way too many of us. This subtle mindset paralyzes us and terrifies us. It is a sneaky mindset that minimizes God. It is a subliminal mindset that denies the work of Jesus. It is called a poverty mindset. And even that name hides the true depths of its reality. Unfortunately when we think of poverty many time…
 
July is my birthday month. And I have been blessed by the remembrance by many for that blessed day. But for other reasons some of my friends have also remembered and acknowledged the blessing of my life in theirs. It is wonderful to be remembered. It is a joy to know that others are thinking kindly of us. When people remember the things that you ha…
 
What kind of renewed mind dance are you doing? Is it the three steps forward two steps back tango? Is it the spinning top hop? Is it the backwards ballroom waltz? The challenge to renew our minds is a constant one. To not be conformed to the schemes of this world one must be constantly conscious of their thought patterns. It is easy to become miss …
 
When you're stuck in a rut it's hard to see the way out. You look at a wall on either side and turn around and look at the path and see darkness behind you turn and see darkness before you. All too often we Forget we can I have a different perspective because we are seated in the heavenly's in Christ. We have a right to sit next to The Father on hi…
 
So what kind of attitude do you have when you approach your Heavenly Father? I once knew a believer whose prayers never used the word Father let alone the words Abba or Daddy. It was always just God. How’s your relationship with him, with Father or Abba or Daddy or Papa? There are times for different attitudes, different postures, if you will, but …
 
There's an old saying girls love a man in uniform. But what is the uniform? There are so many to choose from. The saying is attached to men in military uniform but then janitors have uniforms also. Uniforms immediately identify a person by what they do generally. But a persons identity goes far deeper than their actions. In Scripture one verse talk…
 
Perhaps the greatest doubt that enters our minds is whether or not God loves us … always. Because we disobey at times we start to think that his love diminishes. And for anyone with a persistent challenge the chance that we feel unloved greatly increases. When our performance is lacking the feeling that God is holding out on us becomes a regular co…
 
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