Confessions of an Iambic Soul


Hope for a Stress-Filled Life

The Cross: Love it, hate it, or ignore it?

the cross

The Cross

I live my life daily. I eat. I sleep. I work. I play. I find myself entirely occupied. I do not spend one minute to reflect. When it is quiet, I look for “entertainment” to fill the silence.  I even worry for the problems of others whenever my own are not overwhelming me. And then there is the cross.

The Cross

It is this thing I tell myself that I love and yet I find such mixed emotions. It is both my salvation and evidence of the worst of my failures. It is both evidence of God’s immensely powerful love and it is proof of his terrifyingly accurate justice.

All time shifts and swings on this one event. Everything prior and

May 13, 2017

God provides: easy to say, hard to remember

God provides.

God providesGod it is you that has made my way. You are the one who picked my parents and the country I was born in. My siblings. My spouse. My economic situation. My education. All those factors that we can not begin to understand. I have to recognize that God provides. You are the one who always had a plan.

You are the one who orchestrated every chance meeting. You are behind every good thing and you allowed

May 6, 2017

The Secret: Would you like to know it?

The SecretThe Secret

I am horrible with surprises and awful with secrets. I have no patience with these types of things. I just love sharing.

As soon as I get a present, I can’t wait to share it with others. When I know a secret. I sit in agony, anxiously looking forward to seeing the look on the face of those who will soon hear it.

You can ask my wife about how true this is. She has recieved several “early” birthday or Christmas gifts and knows as well as anyone how much I enjoy sharing something truly wonderful with others.

Yet, I know a secret. It involves something that has happened, something that is happening and something that is going to happen.

I don’t stop to tell anyone about this barely ever.

April 28, 2017

Does God still speak to humans?

Does God still speak?

Does God still speak to us? Where do you go to hear the voice of God? Why do you care? Would it matter to you if the creator of the entire universe had something to say to you?

Do you believe He exists? Do you think that it is possible that He still cares about this universe? What do you think he would say to you if he could speak?

I don’t know about you, but I have fasted, lay on my face, cried out to the sky and felt nothing. AND THEN there are

April 20, 2017

Everlasting Love – Can you believe it?

Everlasting LoveEverlasting Love – Can you believe it?

What do you truly believe in? I don’t mean the type of belief that comes and goes. I mean the type of belief that never changes. The type that endures.

There are so many things to believe in. Global warming. The dominance of your favorite sports team. True love. The superiority of your favorite food or movie. Everlasting love.

One thing stands out as I think about the many  things I am sure of.

April 12, 2017

Hang In There

Hang in there. It doesn’t matter how hard it seems.

Hang In ThereI know life can be hard.  Hang in there.

Please believe me when I say this…

I haven’t
  • walked in your shoes.
  • taken one step in them.
  • or even tried them on.

But I have

March 30, 2017


Today’s post is an excerpt from Embracing Stress: A Daily Devotional for an Iambic Soul. This passage talks about how quickly my emotions and attitudes sway with circumstances. I think this is probably a universal experience. The thought is that while it is this way… it probably shouldn’t be. As a matter of fact this happens to me multiple times daily. I can be so excited one moment and then so down the next. All because of only external factors. It takes no more than finding out that I am getting a great meal to excite me and no more than waiting too long (whatever that is) at the gas pump to get my whole being in a stressed out state. Am I just weird on this? I more than welcome any comments, stories, or responses to this.



My life, my attitude and my soul are so caught up in
circumstances. I wish I could explain it clearly, but my whole being stresses
and strains with financial, social, relational, personal and physical trials.

I recognize both this and the fact that it should not be so.
I should find something deeper. A firmer foundation. A sturdier anchor. A brighter light in the lighthouse.

April 27, 2015

Our new book, Embracing Stress, is now available.

Embracing Stress
Yesterday I got the first proof copy of Embracing Stress: a Daily Devotional of an Iambic Soul. This is so exciting for me. I finally get to share these conversations with God that I’ve been having for so long. It I very exciting to see what God has next in this part of the journey that is life.
Let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything I can do to help. It is available through Amazon, you can search for Embracing Stress or for Mitch Comstock, both will find it. Or you can just click on the photo and it will take you to our page where you can buy.
Please if you pick up a copy. Let me know what you think and the best favor you can do for me is to leave a review. Thanks for all the support so many of you have provided me.


April 25, 2015

What matters most in life? If I had one thing to say.

What matters most in life?
I find myself sitting and thinking often. Sometimes it seems like all I do. I don’t know if this happens for others or not, but I often struggle to come up with a “clear” thought. I think a lot and then “file” it away for later thought. Often this will happen many times and then one day, for just a minute, the fog lifts.

I have been having a series of these thoughts about what is most important. Trying to answer the question, “If I had one thing to tell a stranger that would help them what would it be?” Or perhaps, “If you had one sentence to share with your children, before you died what would it be?”

April 23, 2015