The sign means STOP, to all refugees, it has been years since we have seen any trees. Rifle and young child upon my shoulder, radiant heat off a Turkish boulder. Granite boulder on our neighbors land, we seek escape, from a tyrants hand. Unwelcomed people, we accept a fate, choosing to live, versus war and … Continue reading The Long Path By Raymond Roy #poetry
Come As You Are by Raymond Roy Unlocking the gate. It swings open. Listening over my shoulder. Listening for someone. Anyone. To stop me from locking the gate behind me. Is that you Jesus? Maybe I should leave it unlocked, just in case. Not so fast..A wiseman once told me, ”Expectation destroys gratitude.” He also … Continue reading Come As You Are by Raymond Roy #poetry
Gratitude For all that brings joy and for the challenges that shape me. Gratitude connects me to the best life has to offer.. To my family, friend and foe alike, I wish you peace this day. Amen -Goroyboy
I am humbled to to have my first guest writer on my blog. Even more so, I am honored that he is a fellow Marine, willing to share his point of view. A point of view from a vantage point of view, few can say they have experienced. To fully appreciate his perspective, approximately 7% … Continue reading “Biggest Kid on the Block”, guest blogger, USMC combat Veteran.
Hush don't bark, quiet please, we sheep are watching "news". Listening for that one report, that will give us precious clues. Clues to Bias "Insight" that will, assure us of who we are, helpless sheep following talking heads and pundits near and far. Sheep of the left or sheep of the right, blinders firmly in … Continue reading “Media Sheep” by Raymond Roy
Shackled to a 4x4 beam. Shoulders ached. 12 hours earlier, The Pharisees had returned a verdict of guilty. Guilty of not following doctrine. For daring to question ritualistic antiquited practices. Immediately, they strapped the timber behind my neck and across my shoulders sent me off into the desert. Feet raw, and head throbbing, I approached what … Continue reading Fear No Evil by Raymond Roy. #writephoto
It's been a while since I was on my knees.... Just as I thought the world is only getting colder, Bowing my head, I felt the weight of the world off my shoulders. It reminded me humility waits patiently, but opens the door on bended knee, as thankfulness, comes naturally. Clasped hands pressed together in … Continue reading “It’s Been Awhile” by Raymond Roy
There is a saying that when you hold onto anger, it's like drinking poison while expecting the other person to die. Last year at this time we were part of the loving vibrant church. It was a large part of who we were as a family and we miss it dearly. I won't go into … Continue reading The Sin Of Anger
" That guy is a regular Jew"! As a 10 year old, I really had no idea, what that statement was insinuating. As an adult it came to my attention that it was a derogatory remark meaning somebody had a stereotypical frugality that supposedly Jews were known for. I was still trying to figure out … Continue reading What we can learn from Archie Bunker?