Category Archives: A Thousand First Steps

“It’s Been a Long Road to Damascus”

“For you have heard of my former manner of life in Judaism, how I used to persecute the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it..” Galatians 1:13 ESV The name of the movie I was watching the … Continue reading

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“Finally Stepping Up To Speak The ‘Unspoken’ Words”

“One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision and told him, ‘Don’t be afraid! Speak out! Don’t be silent!’” – Acts 18:1 NLT “Each of us bears his own hell.” – Virgil In April of 2013, an article … Continue reading

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“The Walking Wounded”

Following the “Path to Freedom” is not a musical romp down the yellow-brick road. Those walking the path do so in a wounded state, since we are all wounded in one way or another. The following words were written by … Continue reading

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“Standing Still Moves Us Forward”

“The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.” Psalm 119:130 ESV …..and simple-minded is how we act when we turn to our flesh for the answers that come to us in such devastatingly painful ways … Continue reading

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“Stumbling on the Path”

Recently I stumbled on my “Path to Freedom.” My stumbling did not involve succumbing to the most destructive of the demons of my past; the drugs, the alcohol, the pornography. No, it was none of those things. Nonetheless, I did … Continue reading

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“Stepping Through The Minefields Of Sin”

“As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him.”  Matthew 9:9 ESV When Jesus called Matthew to follow Him, … Continue reading

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“The Steps Of Love”

I have neglected this blog and, in turn, my readers, but I have been quite busy these days. I have spent considerable time in May and June posting articles in “The Oakdale Chronicles” and I have undergone tremendous changes here at … Continue reading

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“Heartfelt, Humble Steps”

This article was originally published in “The Oakdale Chronicles” on October 18, 2013. Following our individual paths to freedom is really all about following Jesus Christ, and in this article I wrote about a book that had impacted me greatly … Continue reading

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“Perfect Prison Steps”

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom”  2 Corinthians 3:17 NIV In talking with someone recently, I referred to my time at Oakdale FCI as ‘the perfect prison experience’. There … Continue reading

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“Taking Significant Steps”

“And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus.” Matthew 14:28-29 ESV … Continue reading

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