- CHRONIC DISAPPOINTMENT SYNDROME
20 Jul 2017
This bears repeating today. I really don’t care about my seemingly overwhelming difficulty…really…I don’t. Because… God is bigger than my problem. He is for me, never against me. If He is for me, who (or what) can stand against me? C’mon people, let me get an amen on that one…WHO or WHAT can even dare […]
- “KING OF USELESS INFORMATION”
19 Jul 2017
“KING OF USELESS INFORMATION”. My wife and I joke about that often as I apply the title to myself. I have a storehouse of what I refer to as “useless information” rattling around in my brain, and I am able to regurgitate it in a moments notice solicited or not. For over 60 years […]
- HAVE YOU CONSIDERED…?
18 Jul 2017
Have you considered Job? Do you know that if you are a believer today you are equally considered as Job was? That’s right, even if there was some remote possibility that God could forget who you are, Satan himself will never allow it. Especially if you are doing a righteous work for God and furthering […]
- PEOPLE BEING PEOPLE
17 Jul 2017
When major league baseball player Manny Ramirez was with the Boston Red Sox and used to “act up” and perform his strange and eccentric antics, his team mates coined the phrase, “That’s just Manny being Manny”. It’s followed him to the Dodgers and will probably be used to describe him for the rest of his […]
- SNITS, SPATS, AND SPITTIN’ TACKS!
14 Jul 2017
Arguments. Snits. Spats. Everybody has had them. Most of them are petty little infusions of momentary fits of self-righteousness and hurt pride, but we get over them quickly and all is well. And then again…sometimes not. Sometimes they flare up from a small spark into a steaming hot burning ember that soon gets fanned into […]
- SPIRITUAL SEPARATION ANXIETY
13 Jul 2017
It dawned on me one day that the Church of Jesus Christ has great issue with separation. We don’t generally have a problem with separation per se, it’s just that we have trouble discerning what to separate from. Take 2 Corinthians 6:17 for instance. Paul says, “So, come out from among [unbelievers], and separate (sever) yourselves from them, […]
- WHAT DO YOU BASE YOUR CONCLUSIONS UPON?
12 Jul 2017
When it comes to spirituality many people make conclusive statements usually based on what they “feel”. For instance, the Bible speaks a lot about the subject of Hell. Jesus speaks of it in depth in the New Testament. Yet, many people will discount any notion of a Hell by simply stating “Oh, I don’t believe […]
- YOU MAY BE KILLING YOU
11 Jul 2017
“Who loves ya’ baby?” It might not be you. There just may be some merit to the old adage of you being “your own worst enemy”. Fear and self-loathing go together. If there is fear then faith is not working. If faith is not working then you probably don’t really believe that God loves you. […]
- MULTIPLE SPIRITUAL PERSONALITY DISORDER?
10 Jul 2017
It could be said that life is a long walk. Physically AND spiritually, it’s a long walk. Where and how do you walk? Just like if you were to take a daily constitutional or regimen of walking exercise, where would you find yourself? Would you walk a path around a beautiful and peaceful lake? Would […]
- HOW DID YOU REACT?
7 Jul 2017
This is not a philosophical question. I didn’t ask how “would” you react, I am asking how you actually reacted. It’s a litmus test. It has a pass/fail. Oh yeah…sorry…I guess you need to know what I am asking you reacted to. Well…any “incident” from mildly upsetting to tragic. What was your first reaction to […]