Contradictions, Complexities, Coincidental Concurrencies, Compelled – [Intro]

This is where it begins…again. New territory.

JC:  “You remember Bill? That guy we’ve all known for years?”
DH:  “Yeah, haven’t seen him in years. What’s going on?
JC:  “Well, he’s apparently going through some type of difficulty. He described it as a battle of sorts…against an enemy that he’s tangled with many times.”
DH: “Do think he’s going to be ok? Did he mention anything more specific?”
JC: “Just that this enemy he spoke of bears a marking that states, ‘No Control Over Me’.”
DH: “That sounds rather odd. If he’s battling some difficulty that’s one thing, But, how do you combat or battle something he already knows he can’t control?”

Yeah, Yeah…I know. It’s about time I posted something new.

Is it possible to create a list detailing the number of positive versus negative leaning posts? That little voice in the back of my head and the 8-ball app are both telling me, “Odds are not in your favor.” Figures.

If I look back upon the posts made as a historical record of my childhood, it is unfortunate that most of those are filled with clearly negative topics. Some go beyond the word “negative” and straight to “disturbing”. Pleasant memories or disturbing…they are me. They are the good and the bad all squished together over time, like clay in God’s hands (yeah, I could have chosen a better cliché), creating the person I am today.  No guarantees are offered as to the person I may be tomorrow. Simply put, none of us can make such a guarantee as we have no guarantee we’ll even be here tomorrow.

There you have what’s on my mind of recent days…weeks…months. My faith in Jesus Christ as my Savior is the only item in my life that “I” consider as guaranteed. There are many holding the same beliefs alongside me, as well as  a great multitude who consider me (or us) somewhat deranged for such beliefs.

I’d like to explain the image attached to this post. This past Thursday, I had an appointment with my pulmonologist. The night before, I created an updated list of my medications. Along the left side of the spreadsheet I keep a tally of prescriptions (Rx), durable medical equipment (DME), and over-the-counter items. Many items on this list fall into multiple categories. However, I would like to leave you with the number “50”.