Feeling insignificant — there is a reason I don’t shrink into a dark hole of waaah (where they “call whine-one-one” for a “wahmbulance”). What could become despair, is slowly drawn to hope….
Be it – bearing the effects of our sin, or experiencing personal tragedy, or being racked by the numbing sorrow of death in the family – we can overcome.
What path are you on? (1) “…walk in the counsel of the wicked [following their advice and example]” or (2) “And he will be like a tree firmly planted [and fed] by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season; Its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers [and comes to maturity].”
Speaking to God silently inside your mind: God-Talk… is praying to God without voicing it out loud. “Self Talk” and “God Talk”- He sees into your thoughts, your feelings, your intentions, your falseness or genuineness, your honesty or lies, what you really are inside of your mind and heart.”
PIC by Jandam Photography… “in over your head” Sayings about wisdom, by King Solomon – Extrapolations and quotes from Proverbs 8 Wisdom defines those who are fools What Solomon says about Wisdom Without wisdom, you are basically characterized as “a closed-minded, self-confident fool”, according to the wisest man ever on earth, King Solomon. According to […]
Good talk is fun! Put simply: It involves your mouth voicing words with your brain full on, your heart tuned to “nice“, and another talker involved – some listening ear understanding you, involved mutually in the conversation. If there is no understanding – then there is no communication. If it’s not mutual, then there is […]
“Trophimus I left sick at Miletus.” – 2 Timothy 4:20 Sometimes we get sick. And sometimes prayer, as earnest as you can be, leaves us not-healed. Sick Trophimus got left behind by the Apostle Paul, not because God was unable to heal him, not because God was punishing Trophimus for some sin, nor because nobody […]
Just as His eye is on the sparrow, my God watches over me. (Luke 12:7) In times of trouble, such as with today’s events, Jesus is our answer. “Why worry, when you can pray.” Our “hope and confident expectation” at all times should be “committed and focused” on Jesus – in all that we are, […]
Satan had it. Israel had it. Uzziah had it. Peter warned against it. Arrogance and pride. So easy to see in others. So difficult to see in myself: pride in one’s self It seems to be one of those sins “that goes before you…” announcing itself to others (before you even arrive!). […]
“…act upon the knowledge of faith….” – Francis Schaeffer in his book, True Spirituality. Quoted here by Andrée Seu Peterson in her World Magazine article (in 4th paragraph): The power of now …Call forth what’s yours with no double-mindedness. *Featured 2016 photo is Al-Basha, a Christian in Syria who acted on his beliefs – and […]
People talkin’ ’bout you? Feeling besmirched? Feeling befuddled? Stumbling like a drunk through your day? Getting to the next thing all you can seem to handle? What’s next? Demands and to-do’s piled-up? …no contentment? Is “happy” gone? besmirched: 1) damage the reputation of (someone or something) in the opinion of others. 2) make (something) dirty […]
I hate to fail. Obviously. Who set’s out to fail?! The same with failing God – sinning. I hate to sin. I don’t consciously set-out to sin, like: “Okay, right now I’m going to go get angry at that… and yell and….” “Okay, this is it. It’s time for me to really hate on Joe […]
Are you struggling with something and finding no peace? Go to the Lord in prayer. There’s a whole lot’a stuff that can keep us struggling! Life throws curve balls. And we’re not all that perfect. We all have issues. Things can get out of balance real quickly.
The World – or – God Your Way – or – God’s Way (A) Belief in God’s creation – versus – (B) Belief in Common worldviews 1. Creation The World: God did not create me. God does not have a plan for my life. So I can create myself my own way. God: God did create […]
Self-talk can be God-talk. All that self-talk we all engage our minds in throughout the day? “Talk it” to God. You can direct all your self-talk to God as prayer. You can have intimate conversations with God in the privacy of your inner self. That is just so totally awesome! pray without ceasing… –1 Thessalonians […]
Romans 12 is one of those sections of the Bible that tell a complete story – all in one passage. Paul presents a thorough explanation of what God is expecting of those who choose to follow Him. This passage, like many, goes along with the message of James, which says we’ve got to back-up our […]
The Good Fight – J.C. Ryle Let us settle it in our minds that the Christian fight is a good fight – really good, truly good, emphatically good. We see only part of it yet. We see the struggle, but not the reward; we see the cross, but not the crown. We see a few […]
President Theodore Roosevelt wrote this encouraging speech. Apt for today – in all our arenas of life, eh? “It’s not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually […]
Every once in awhile I take a step back. I stop. Take a fresh look at things. Re-think things. Where am I at now? What am I doing now? Where have I bean? What’s new? What is not working well for me? Am I “missing the boat” somewhere? What changes might be good to make…. […]
What do you think of others? Do you size-them-up: know their sins and think less of them, or think they are great because you like how they look or like how much they have? Remember that God does not wait for us to be perfect. He wants us to come to Him just as we are, now. Even so, even as Christ, no matter the sin – we love the sinner. There is no excuse for us to put-down another. There is no sin too great – nothing that God cannot forgive.
The first place to start teaching about any sin is with kindness, love, and a non-condemning attitude… sort of as close to Jesus’ way as possible, like when he confronted the adulterer and the crowd condemning her. The first thing Jesus did was get the harshness off the sinner – by getting rid of the […]
HANDY LITTLE CHART – GOD HAS A POSITIVE ANSWER: YOU SAY GOD SAYS BIBLE VERSES You say: ‘It’s impossible’ God says: All things are possible ( Luke 18:27) You say: ‘I’m too tired’ God says: I will give you rest ( Matthew 11:28-30) You say: ‘Nobody really loves me’ God says: I love you […]
The Pasadena Declaration -Written by the Fraternidad Teológica Latinoamericana by the FTL branch in the United States of America/Canada. (Versión en Español/Spanish Version) March – 2008 We participants in the “Immigration, Mission and Community” Consultation, sponsored by the Latin American Theological Fellowship (FTL) that took place in Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, California) on March […]
What’s Your Excuse? by Grant Cardone, Author of “Sell to Survive”. 800-368-5771 firstname.lastname@example.org His teachers said he was “too stupid to learn anything” and was fired from his first two jobs for being “non-productive.” (Thomas Edison’s 1000 inventions came during the Panic of 1873 and the Long Depression, which lasted 29 years). He […]
Punishment and Reward …blog by Dennis Swick Sometimes parents can tell their child, “do this and you’ll get that.” This is a way of rewarding a child for good behavior. If the child behaves they might get ice cream as their reward. My son-in-law some times says to his 6 year old son, “if you […]
January 22, 2008 A Letter to Danny: The mortgage guys sure messed-up our economy through their greed and dishonesty by arranging inappropriate loans for under-financed home-wanters. Now many are hurting with this economic downturn. Being unemployed, or under-employed, or loosing your house or an investment – is VERY tough to deal with. Been there, done […]