Month: October 2017


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2004 BLESSED REJECTION “Blessed are you when they revile you, and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so persecuted they the prophets who were before you.” Matt. 5:11,12(NKJV) Rejection. Nobody likes the way it feels. Unfair treatment. How that makes us seethe! False accusations. Is anything more frustrating or infuriating than being falsely accused? Yet these were the things that Jesus endured. And those things lay ahead for His Apostles. They would be maligned. Their words...

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A twist to the tale – or – the Journey, continued

I have come to embrace, appreciate, and even love the thing I once hated most about my personal journey. Uncertainty. It is an uncomfortable word and a difficult way to live. It is easy to look at the well-ordered, seeming predictable path others travel with envy. Those people who seem to know exactly who they are and do whatever it is they do day in and day out, year after year. Nevermind that each of us is obliged to live with a certain level of uncertainty. None of us knows what a day may bring. Still, some fortunate souls seem to execute their plan better than the rest of us. That’s cool. Also, it isn’t me. I thought it was once…a long time ago. I found out I was wrong. Chapter Eleventy Yeah, I don’t really know what chapter to call it, ok? I mean some are chapters and others are subchapters. Too confusing. This chapter, whichever number we give it, began near the end of 2014. Or was it 2013? Let me think. Yes. It was October 2014. Katrina hit in August 2005 and represents a previous chapter for me, one that changed the course of my journey and thousands of others. I was unexpectedly impacted as I was introduced to the life of the catastrophe adjuster. It was a hard but rewarding life. For the next ten...

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