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Matty B. Duran

Joined July 2009

I am a servant of The Lord Jesus Christ. He is my Saviour and Lord. I am also a Christian mother who loves The Lord Jesus Christ. My...

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Why Does the World Begin and End With You?

Why does the world begin and end with you, and your words follow me all day, and move inside me, and digest the rest of the conversations f…

Ducks Feeding at the Pond

Emma takes enemas, and she’s only eight, her bile is hard like concrete poured on cement, her stomach digesting and breaking off piec…

I want you to grow up already, but I don’t …

You were a handful, a handful of my hair in your hands like that / My hair was in your hands, like a doll you dragged to bed / I was in pie…

We sleep our legs entangled

We sleep our legs entangled, that’s how close we are, like she is still inside my womb / I am very protective of her, she is fragile / Even…

We are not created to be mistresses

A mistresses’ purpose is to usurp the life of the wife. This is the life of the mistress, to suck the life blood out of his family. Mind…

Broken Men

All I ever went with were broken men, broken in their sins. They were successful men but there was something wrong with them. There was …

“The Words”

After I lit the cigarette and I walked out of your office, out of your life for good I should have told you something, I think you already …

It’s A Good Thing

For Leonettia / My friend Leonettia is on life support. She may die I don’t know it’s in God’s hands. Her husband Rick…

Food Loves Me

I don’t know how to begin this writing. But I shall write that I have read that 2/3 of Americans are overweight, and 1/3 considered obese.…

Phantasmagoria

Movies are not movies anymore they are a phantasmagoria. You don’t watch movies anymore you get sucked into them as a participant in a worl…

Dry Bones

When I was a kid I dreamed of being a rock star. My two younger sisters and my younger brother and I had a band I called, “The Shrimps.” I…

Leaving the old year behind and our loved ones

I start off the end of this year thinking of my dad who died 3 years ago, he didn’t make it to 2014. My grandma died in 1991, she didn’t ma…

The Pride of Youth

There is a vanity in youth, even if one lacks confidence; there is a bravado and passion that belong solely to the young. I didn’t feel we…

In the case of Francisco and Jacinta Marto

It seemed the children who saw apparitions of Mary in particular the children who saw the Lady of Fatima, were drawn closer to the Lord Jes…

The Problem with the Marian Apparitions

There have been sightings of Mary the Mother of Jesus for 500 years all over the world since 40 A.D. Some of the more modern sightings inc…

Sky Pilot

Years ago my brother-in-law Michael used to hang glide. The hang gliders were like a mass of Apollos gathered at the LZ field where they so…

Premarital Sex Damages Women

Past generations of women need to teach younger generations of women to seek protection in the Lord Jesus, to seek His protection in relati…

Mourning Womanhood

Is it wrong to mourn one’s own womanhood? I imagined that I would be married, and that I would have had at least 2 children. The hus…

The Puppeteer

My parents took us religiously to catechism classes for years. We first started attending catechism classes on Saturday mornings. Wheneve…

Blackmailer

In the spring of 1999, I took a class on Reformation history teaching the class was Dr. Klassen. He was an extremely brilliant man, and ha…

The Lord has healed me from past relationships

I have written about some of the relationships I have had. None of which were really relationships at all. But I have felt compelled to wri…

Valencia: My First Time

My most menacing professor was Mr. Valencia, who instructed my sister and I in Mexican History. It’s not that he’s tyrannical, for he’s not…

Bundy my first love

We never kissed in the mouth. It wasn’t a high school romance, but it was the very first time I fell in love. I was a naïve 17 years old. I…

My 8 year old self

On Saturday mornings before Bugs Bunny there was a short cartoon called “Schoolhouse Rock” that showcased grammar, math, and history. When…

Strange Therapy

Your adversary the devil, walks around as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. / (1 Peter 5:8) / The …

Broken Together

God I wonder why things happen the way they do. Even when it seems like people do things the way they are supposed to. This is what I stru…

Dear Lord Jesus

I don’t want to get my hopes up. I can tell You, only You. Emma doesn’t seem to really want the relationship with Gary, Gary, also doesn’t …

My prayer became song

Prostrate before the throne of God, I didn’t know what to pray, I cried out to the Holy Spirit I don’t know what to feel, I loudly sobbed, …

King David wasn’t perfect, but neither am I

For years I didn’t understand why King David was a man after God’s own heart. The psalms were beautiful, poetry to God’s heart, but I never…

The Lord restores broken relationships

Even though it has been 23 years, there is healing at the foot of the Cross. If we all come together at the Cross, the Blood of Jesus will …

King Saul and me.

I have been like King Saul, not listening to the Holy Spirit, where He has led. I have had many times of disobedience, clearly not obeying,…

I count all things as rubbish

When I was a teenager, I used to religiously collect cassette tapes. This was in 1980. I wanted to tape every song I ever liked, that was m…

The dark election

There are Christians who are going to vote for Donald Trump. He is not the Lord’s candidate, there is no one running representing th…

Kicking about in my blood

(November 18, 1992) / Dear Lord, / I guess I have always known that the one I’ve been reaching out to all of these years had been You…

September 28, 1992

Is there anything I can do to extinguish the flames of the soul? In the midst of the ashes of torment. I languish for Your peace, for Your …

Pizza was an idol in my life

The title is funny isn’t it? But I’m serious. Food, cigarettes, alcohol, cutting, pornography, looking up celebrities names on …

The Devil is not your friend!

Believers, the devil is not your friend, nor will ever be your friend, he wants to destroy you, and lead you to the lake of fire where he i…

The man who fathered my miracle

My daughter Emma came to be by accident, a miracle. It was a sheer miracle, because nothing good happened to me. The man who fathered her w…

The Altar

(July 3,1985) / I had already upset the delicate balance Sunday, when I cried in Mass after I received Communion. But that outburst was not…

To a Friend

(written JULY 27, 2014) / Dear Friend, / Recently you sent me a bubble mail. I would like to answer your question. / Years ago, many years …

Reflections

(written APRIL 03, 2016) / Part of my Christian walk is in seasoning my speech, and not saying things impulsively as I have the proclivity …

Regeneration

(written on Sept. 26, 2000) / How do we know if those in our midst are truly regenerated? There are churches filled with unregenerate peop…

For by Grace you have been saved through Faith

(written Wed. August 30, 2000, 10:43 a.m.) / Its easy for people to say, “Do this and this, or do that.” But to achieve the ac…

An Open Letter To My Late Father

(written August 11, 2013) / Dear Daddy, / The relationship was never what it was supposed to be. I guess I have always known. But there was…

The Walking Dead

(written OCTOBER 27, 2014) / Lately I have been watching the AMC series, “Walking Dead”….Some Christians have told me, "It’s only a sh…

Love

(written JANUARY 27, 2014) / Love Is a woven tapestry too intricate to be swept under the heart. / Love must come from a deeper source than…

A note on sin

(written JANUARY 26, 2014) / “All of our righteousness are as filthy rags.” / (Isaiah 64:6) / This is the denial of sin the life lived with…

Faith

(written DECEMBER 17, 2013) / I have been contemplating for the last few days what I should write. Still, I cannot stress enough the fact t…

Institution of Jesus Christ

(written DECEMBER 16, 2013) / Are you in love with the Institution of Jesus Christ? The Institution that says, “All Good Men Go To Heaven?”…

Inwardly Obedient

(written DECEMBER 16, 2013) / God wants more than no enmity, He desires relationship. Friendship, and intimacy. / Since God is holy He can …

Say, “I Trust You with what I suffer”

(written DECEMBER 16, 2013) / Let the Lord take all the mistakes and failures in your life, all the tragedy and heartbreak, and let Him mak…

Positive Thinking

(written DECEMBER 16, 2013) / A lot of people talk about being a “positive” person. “Just keep good thoughts.” But trying to keep good thou…

She is Emma

(written MAY 25, 2013) / When I had my daughter Emma inside my womb I knew her name was Emma, and I called her Emma all 9 months of my preg…

A New Years Prayer for 2013

(written DECEMBER 25, 2012) / I thank you Lord for Your constant protection over us, Your servants, Emma and myself. You have been Good to …

On Gun Control

(written DECEMBER 21, 2012) / We are in the middle of a gun debate after the shooting in Newtown, Conn. at the Sandy Hook Elementary School…

Marriage

(written NOVEMBER 09, 2012) / Hold your marriages in the highest esteem. Marriage is not only a vow, it is a consecration, a separation fro…

We are to let Christ protect our souls

(written SEPTEMBER 30, 2012) / Have you noticed the vampire theme going on in the cinema? Vampires are glamorized, and are made to seem har…

Oh my Papa!

(written SEPTEMBER 30, 2012) / Love Christ. Oh my Papa, there are ribs being crushed, an obscene world pushing against me, to forget You, t…

The Blood of the Unborn

(written SEPTEMBER 30, 2012) / I viewed a video the other day for pro-life. Gianna Jessen is the lady in the video who spoke in Victoria, A…

Post of Forgiveness

SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 / (written on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 3:33pm) · / Forgiveness is crucial in the life of the believer. We forgive b…

In His Time

SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 / (written on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 10:32pm) · / In His time and not ours. The Lord will answer prayers in His ti…

God’s Ambassadors

(written JUNE 14, 2012) / I write today that I belong to Christ. I write that I love you Lord Jesus, and I wait for your return. I wait as …

“MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN”

(written “JUNE 03, 2012”) / (This post was written at the time when the Florida man Ronald Poppo was savagely attacked. He has …

The enemy is confusing our children

(written MAY 30, 2012) / There has been much talk and much speculation of legalizing same sex marriage. Recently, in the news, a trial was …

COME TO JESUS!

(written JUNE 13, 2011) / To Know Him. To Know The Lord of Glory, Jesus Christ. He wants to wrap His Arms around so many of you, all of you…

Response to Retroeight’s Journal Entry Enti…

(written OCTOBER 11, 2010) / Retro, / I don’t know if it’s me you’re talking to? Or if it’s God this anger is directed against. I am nothin…

i am a servant to the glory of God

(written SEPTEMBER 04, 2010) / i live for the Lord Jesus Christ and unto His Majesty and Glory. I pray every night for His Glory to be Magn…

The Intention of Praying

(written MAY 18, 2010) / The best thing I can do is pray. / Write about being in prayer. / Imagining myself in prayer. / Obsessing over pra…

Prayer

(written MAY 17, 2010) / Praying is listening to the voice of God or our attempt at listening. Not just petitions or requests but really an…

What if Gravity Isn’t Enough Anymore?

(written FEBRUARY 16, 2010) / I can’t smoke, they say it causes lung cancer, and heart disease and stroke. But what am I supposed to do ins…

I want to be in union with Him

(written FEBRUARY 04, 2010) / No matter how unglamorous our lives. We live with hope in our hearts, shining our light of faith in love, whe…

Our Cup Runneth Over

(written JANUARY 31, 2010) / Overseas daily, literally millions of Christians are persecuted for our faith. They do not have the luxury of …

On the writing entitled, "What is left but J…

(written JANUARY 29, 2010) / As we know abortion is a very controversial subject. For us Christians, it touches on our very beliefs, on the…

Come Up Higher

(written JANUARY 27, 2010) / My friend Jim goes to a church that is liberal. It is called the First Congregationalist Church, and he has at…

God’s Ambassadors

(written JANUARY 27, 2010) / I write today that I am a Christian. I write that I love you Lord Jesus, and I wait for your return. I wait as…

Every life bears expression

(written JANUARY 27, 2010) / God means the world to me. God that created the worlds inside me, when I was inside my mother’s womb with clos…

Love

JANUARY 22, 2010 / Haiti reminds us how fragile life is. Within a moment life can be taken from us. The ones we love, the ones we say we lo…

I pray to pray

(written JANUARY 11, 2010) / I pray to pray in the innermost parts of myself, in the parts of myself I can’t lie to myself. That is where I…

Fresno

(written DECEMBER 10, 2009) / It’s been cold 28 degrees, for Fresno, that is pretty cold. Fresno, I have such an intimate relationship with…

I usually like to get up in the morning

(written DECEMBER 08, 2009) / I usually like to get up in the morning, after having been rested from a nights sleep of dreaming and loving …
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