One of the things that I’ve read about in scripture is “peace that surpasses understanding.” That is something that I hope for, and I have experienced this peace in varying measures at times–though not at all as consistently as I’d like. There are many things that chip away at our peace. For some, relationship problemsContinue reading “Love That Surpasses Understanding”
Category Archives: Motivation
The Most Persecuted Group in Our Nation Is…
Standing up for the oppressed is an honorable thing to do. Most people have their idea of which groups should be stood up for, and anyone who refuses to acknowledge their so-called victimhood are targeted as oppressors, perpetrators of false-information, or peddlers of hate crimes. There are many so-called victims. There are trans victims andContinue reading “The Most Persecuted Group in Our Nation Is…”
The Child of Bathsheba That Died
This morning I read in 2 Samuel 12 concerning the death of David’s son that was conceived in adultery with Bathsheba. As many of us with the Holy Spirit experience, the Lord sometimes leads us to scripture then provides an interpretation that parallels a present-day event. Here is the lesson that came to mind. AsContinue reading “The Child of Bathsheba That Died”
A Look at Postmodernism and How to Fight It
What is postmodernism? If you’re like I was before today, you might not be able to answer that question outright. Or, maybe you can. I’m falling way behind here, I know. Whether you can or cannot, we all recognize the ideas contained within postmodernism because they heavily influence our culture today. I have experienced itContinue reading “A Look at Postmodernism and How to Fight It”
It’s Hard to Not Let Them Consume You.
It’s hard to live among the godless. It’s hard to accept that such a person exists. There are people who really do not care about anyone or anything unless it benefits them in some way. There really are people who do not truly value others or themselves. They have no real understanding of consequences orContinue reading “It’s Hard to Not Let Them Consume You.”
5 Choices That I Hope My Adult Sons Will Make
Life can be hard. It can be especially hard when we don’t have proper guidance as children and young adults. We make foolish choices, often in youth, that negatively impact our entire lives. My sons have dealt with some blow-back from the foolish choices I have made. We do alright, but some things are justContinue reading “5 Choices That I Hope My Adult Sons Will Make”
What is Distracting You from Jesus?
How do we develop “ears to hear?” Jesus says that if we seek, we will find. He speaks to us by the Holy Spirit, but we have to become practiced at this because it can be difficult to hear that “still small voice” and learn to discern His voice from our own. If we continueContinue reading “What is Distracting You from Jesus?”
God be merciful to me a sinner.
9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other menContinue reading “God be merciful to me a sinner.”
What does it mean to offer yourself as a living sacrifice? In the context of Romans 12, I think it means that we are to sacrifice our sense of self-importance for the sake of serving the brethren in Christ. Our natural mind can be one of self-preservation to the exclusion of caring for the needsContinue reading “Reasonable Service”
“A Society Without Men Is A Dying Society”
People are seeing what I’ve been saying for years. I’d like to feel “validated,” but I’m just sad. Even so, I’m glad someone is able to articulate this so well.