My Mirror the Punching Bag (Part II)

The Perfectionist’s Redemption Indeed, such a mirror does exist, and its truth far outweighs any self-incriminating thoughts I could have or condemning thoughts from anyone else.  This mirror is the Bible. James 1:23-25 says: “For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his [...]

My Mirror the Punching Bag (Part I)

  The Perfectionist’s Lament I will forgive anyone for anything except myself for not being want I to and should be.  How I hate the foibles, flaws, and faults I try so hard to hide but all my efforts cause me nothing but frustration and angst.  When I fail to measure up to expectations, especially [...]

The Loser Me

[I am posting this essay I wrote several years ago in recognition of today- the anniversary of the day that Jesus saved me from a bed of suicide, sin, and Hell, and miraculously delivered me from depression. I realize it is not exactly acceptable for a man to express feelings of self-hatred and talk about [...]

I Must Be Overcome

I want to live with the desire of a thousand years in one heart. I want to shun the pride of a thousand fears trying to tear me apart. I want to know the passion of a thousand tears from a Perfect Heart. I want to know the dreams of the One who dreamed of [...]

The Death of Hypocrisy

    Psalm 17:15: As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake with Thy likeness. There has yet to be a hypocrite who has not at one time or another confronted the face of their foolishness in the mirror. They need no help in realizing their [...]