No, no, no! I'm not supposed to cry. I'm not supposed to be sad. I have the joy of the Lord in my heart. Where is my faith if I give into these emotions? But I can't hold them back.
There's nothing new under the sun. You've heard that before. But have you listened?
I didn't know what it was. I had been feeling that something was missing for a while. Something that I once had but now was gone. I was searching trying to find it, but it just seemed like the answers weren't coming fast enough. And finally, it came to me. Life has been pretty peaceful…
I try hard not to be that, One slip of the tongue, I become it. Thoughtlessly I spoke, About a situation, I don’t really know. It opens up doors, Speculations of the heart, Unwarranted, unnecessary. I’m a contributor, In producing animosity, That destroys peace. I repent where I’ve ruined, My example before men, By my…
There’s a side of me that I don’t like and am working hard at overcoming. It’s that side that loves the praise of men as if I am something great.
Why would I, a long-time faithful Christian, NOT want to thank God for such success?
Because love is the reason we have faith in the first place, without love there would be no reason to diligently strive to add anything to our faith.
What is brotherly kindness?
Godliness is not about living for the prosperities of this world, but for the prosperities of the unseen world.
Have you been wronged? Hurt? Betrayed? I have. How will you get through it? Heal? Forgive? Be free?
In a time where I feel as though I should have been earnestly preaching the gospel, I have been physically weak through chronic illnesses and Satan has definitely taken advantage through his temptations.
We read about them. We admire them. We wonder if we could persevere if we went through the same tribulations.
Have you ever been loading your dishwasher and had that one dish you just couldn't get to fit but you were determined to make it happen? And then, you re-organized everything, piecing everything together like a puzzle and wah-lah... that ghastly dish fit perfectly now. SCORE!!! How many times have we felt we just couldn't…
Things that I know, Words that I have many times read, I need to be reminded of, So my soul will continually be fed. To revisit simple things, Even when they seem trite, Gives my mind a boost, Confirming my inner light. It's not always about the new, But delighting in the old; Remembering the…
Learning effective communication is hardwork with an endless cycle full of listening, processing, speaking, reflecting, revising, apologizing, forgiving, and retrying so as to improve upon a most valuable skill you will never be perfect at. But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless…
How many of us would like to have more self-control? It's one of the biggest determining factors of whether we succeed or fail in our endeavors in life.
Since we are not all-knowing beings, knowledge of anything is an ongoing process that starts with simple truths and continues to grow if we nurture it.
What is virtue? It's not a word that I hear commonly used in our society, but it's a word that has an impactful meaning.
It's a great place to begin our focus as we start a new year in determination to abound and be fruitful in the work of the Lord.
If I only put my stock in the good days in my life, then I miss the joy that my trials can produce. It's inevitable that I am going to suffer in this life. We all will suffer something. Are my sufferings greater than others? Yes. Are my sufferings less than others? Yes. Whether they…