Author Archives: Ben

Heartfelt Mind-Meld: An Ending…Dream!

Hebrews 11:6, “And without faith, it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.” (empahsis mine) Dream.  To be honest, I just don’t dream … Continue reading

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We’re Baaaaack!!!

Well, y’all!  I stepped off this blog and domain for a while, but circumstances are bringing me back. Soon, messytruth.com will no longer be my blogging home.  We are returning to our roots, here. As you may notice, this blog … Continue reading

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A Heartfelt Mind-Meld: Confessions…

You know, the Bible says we are to confess our sins, one to another.  But this is a bit of a different confession.  I started this blog as a place where all my nerdy observations of life, things God placed … Continue reading

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Sorrow – A Poem

I realized that my recent post was fairly balanced, but I know it can sometimes seem like Christians are always “happy jolly” and “never really deal with pain and problems.”  And while I would hope you could read the facts … Continue reading

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A Heartfelt Mind-Meld: Are you willing to be broken? … Again?

“God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5b, from Proverbs 3:34 “God, how long will you torture me?!? Have I not endured enough? Have You not taken enough? What more must I do before You … Continue reading

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A Heartfelt Mind-Meld: On Perspective

First, my apologies for not posting in so long. Long story short, getting the site up on SSL, and a few other chaotic items in life, left me without much to say for a while. And in ministry, it is … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Christmas/Easter

I recently started cleaning up an old computer and stumbled on this gem.  I thought I’d share it with y’all, since it was a compilation I put together due to friends’ strong adherence to particular beliefs that I find un-Biblical … Continue reading

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A Heartfelt Mind-Meld: The Desert

“The whole congregation of the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness.  The sons of Israel said to them, ‘Would that we had died by the Lord’s hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat … Continue reading

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Observation on Electricity and God

I was contemplating electricity today and how, in the electronic world, so much of what we have never goes away. Think about the fact that you are right now reading this blog on a browser. To read this, your browser … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Discipline and Fatherhood

In our world, we often approach parenting in a mechanical, managerial way. Now I doubt anyone has ever explained it that way, but, frankly, that’s often how I see these books on parenting and books on raising children as if … Continue reading

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