God warned, “In the day that you eat of that tree, you shall surely die!” Eve took a bite and handed it to Adam. He looked at her and saw a georgeous woman who seemed to still be full of life, so he took a bite and we all died. For as by one man […]
SHOOT FOR THE STARS
I remember someone telling me to shoot for the stars, you probably won’t make it, but at least you will get off the ground! I look at God’s ways and say, “boy that’s HARD! ” WRONG WORD THERE BUSTER! The proper word for a christian is IMPOSSIBLE! When I try to pull God’s ways down to […]
CONCERN FOR TOMORROW
Today someone responded to God’s command to take NO thought for tomorrow by saying. Isn’t it right to be concerned for the future, maybe not for ourselves but certainly for our children and grandchildren? Well, calling worry “concern” does not change the fact that we are not resting in God. I don’t think he minds […]
I SHALL NOT WANT?
Either God’s promises are true or he is a liar and he claims to be unable to lie. A friend recently texted that she loves Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ, who strengtheneth me. Still, she has trouble with Psalms 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want, (Presumably because […]
DON’T BE A HEZEKIAH
Attitudes for elders and not so elders As I am getting older on the outside, although younger on the inside. I need to grab the current opportunities while being more aware of the brevity of life; I have a strong urge to do things that invest in others and the future. I also need to […]
WHY NOT MORE?
When our children were homeschooling, they would always try to see WHAT WAS THE LEAST LEARNING THEY COULD GET BY WITH. They are doing better with that as adults, but we all struggle to get by with the least of the truly good things in life. GOD, THE WORD OF GOD, PRAYER, LEARNING, WORK,CHILDREN, EXERCISE, […]
WHY DID THIS HAPPEN?
“But WHY do I even HAVE to be a fellow-sufferer with Him?! I DON’T feel happy about the evil parent God gave me, I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars in therapy, years of my life have been taken from me, and I screwed up my step-son in the process, I mean royally screwed. […]
WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?
I remember being ridiculed as a youngster ( when I felt that I was, once again, being overlooked and ignored) for whining “How about me?” This was one of myriad events that convinced me that, even when almost perfect, I was nobody and, if I screwed up, I was less than nobody. It is hard for […]
THIS TOO SHALL PASS
So many people struggle with problems that have lasted a long time. Often they hang on by focusing on the hope that things will get better in the near future, then if things don’t get better they can become bitter. Meanwhile they are waiting till things get better before grabbing ahold of life. Joni Erickson […]