Word of the Day, - January 28, 2015"For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God." ~ Romans 8:6-8More Like This
A Life With and Without GodI always grew up in a Christian home. My mom practically raised me on her own until she married my step dad. My parents divorced when I was only 2. When my mom remarried, I was 5 years old. My mom was pregnant with my little sister at the time, and I was adjusting to having a new dad when we moved into some apartments across town from where I lived before. Being a shy 5 year old, I didn't have many friends, and I wasn't sure how to make any. There was a park literally feet from the new home I had with my mom and new dad. I often played alone near the large tires while other kids played on the structure made of wood. I don't remember how it happened but this place would bring bad memories to me for years. I know it started soon after I moved in. I was only 5 years old, still very innocent minded, when some older kids asked me if I wanted to play with them. Of course I agreed thinking 'Older kids wanna play with me?! COOL!' In those old monster truck tires was where I wasMore Like This
Who I AmThe sky appeared almost dreary, covered in a thick blanket of gray cloud. Wasn't too out ofMore Like This
the ordinary, considering how erratic the weather had been lately. However I wasn't all
that pleased with it, feeling as though it might rain any second, which would be horrible
considering the circumstances.
Slowly I stepped one foot at a time into the water. The lake was cold today, which I
expected, as I felt a chill run through my entire body. The chill wasn't simply from the
cold however. I was...well, I wasn't too nervous but I was a little. But it wasn't really
anything complicated. It was important but I definitely wasn't worried.
There was a line of others in front of me and behind me in the water. The order went from
youngest to oldest. A young girl whom I guessed was about seven or eight years old was
first and a few people behind me in the back was a couple maybe in their mid-thirties. I
was near the middle, being eighteen. I could tell I wasn't the only one who was cold