The First of Many Firsts

This is the post excerpt.


The personal document of Corwin Hemingway II and the account of his experiences as a guest with the Miracle Hill Overcomers Program .

Thursday, July 18, 2019


When I took on this infinitesimal bit of space of the web, years ago… my hopes, desires, dreams, aspirations were ambitious to say the least. In many ways ambition is driven by such intangibles.

Some time has passed, many speed bumps, barricades, potholes, and other inconvenient commas.

The truths that inspired my heart, this ‘blog’, and energized my atmosphere; remain in tact. [Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my word shall not pass away. -Matthew 24:35]

Even so, my greatest understanding in preceding months/years, has all manifested in the deepening acknowledgement of my depravity and need for the Savior. Many of the greatest obstacles I am facing, even today, are accumulated or resultant of every aspect of my character; or, lack thereof, that seeks to remove Jesus from the throne of my life… and take charge, make decisions contrary to where He would order my steps…. Scripture does not leave us defenseless regarding these matters. [Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;  2 Corinthians 10:5]

[…There hath no temptation taken you, but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it…. 1 Corinthians 10:13]

God has kept so many of my associates in SO many ways. Time and again I am the hypocrite, the pharisee, the apostate, the rebellious, whore-monger, drunkard…. and so on, trampling the body of Christ, spitting on His word… in word and deed. Be not confused, though, this is not self-pity or the seeking thereof.

This moment, ‘letter to date’, is a simple revisiting of my need for Christ, which has become more and more prevalent each day. This is the the latest attempt in a life-series of attempts to wake up, be grateful, willing, and grow toward every plan and purpose that was ALWAYS intended for a child of God….ALWAYS.

Thank You Jesus for another one. Thank You for peace, helping me stand, HATE SIN AND EVERY PART OF MY LIFE PRECEDING OUR RELATIONSHIP. Thank You for us actually having a relationship…and not a whole lot of mouth-service. Help me trust the process.





You can hold on, little brother — knowing you feel distressed and constricted does not trump the knowledge of the facts… the facts of every occurrence of The Spirits making intercession for you. The facts of Christs’ existence and sacrifice He made for you and all of mankind. He loves you individually with the most wholesome love there is. You are maturing when you do not give-in… every moment you do not yield to the flesh. Be encouraged my friend- do not be afraid…we are getting up-moment by moment. Do not abide in the distress/stressors of this life, nor the traumatic experiences of the past. Set your affection on the things above and wait on direction. Behold, your salvation is here- today and now- if only you will believe.

October 28, 2017

9:28 a.m.

Had an exciting morning, this morning… participated in an event that was called the ‘Battlecat’ -(HeMan) My bro, BC Powder came out with me… we met a bunch of other guys who also participated… it was fun… we run all over town to different ‘pain stations’ -( where exercises are performed.) Then met for coffee and proceeded to get to know one another- and share with each other the love Christ has loved us with… share our stories, backgrounds, etc.

We also have a reunion, today, that we will be attending shortly… I’m a lil’ backed up on packing (haven’t started yet)

Graduation is soon… speech is all over the place 🙂 … but no worries,

Thank You Father for opportunity… helping Your children stay driven, committed, faithful, and obedient, in the name of Your son… Your will be done.

October 27, 2017

A.M. Devotion

Proverbs 27: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 18, 20, 21, 23

Psalms 27:1, 4-5, 14

Psalms 26: 12— My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the Lord.

Psalms 26:7- That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all they wondrous works.

26:11 But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.

Wait on the Lord: and be of good courage and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.


I’m not perfect- I know that much- but that does not mean I am not going to put my best foot forward, everyday… it also does not mean I will not strive to better myself, everyday… or at least be mindful of my actions and the way I treat others and interact with them. Thank You Lord for the breathe of life and direction.