What is this business about my needing to study, strive, labor to be quiet? shouldn’t, quiet, just happen? I Thessalonians 4:11. I have always been a quiet person on the outside. For example, when I had the opportunity to give a Sunday morning sermon at a high school reunion, all my friends came up to […]
Lift Up Others’ Hanging Hands
Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; Hebrews 12:12 Take a minute and watch the people around you, maybe go over to the mall or the grocery store. Notice how few people are smiling, walking with a firm step full of life, standing up straight, looking people in the eye. […]
Sick People Need Doctors
Its me! It’s me! It’s me! Dear Great Physician, standing in the need of help! Did you know that one quarter of the New Testament was written by a physician? Jesus himself claimed to be a physician. In Matthew 9:12, Mark 2:17, and Luke 5:31 he says: “Don’t you realize that well people don’t need […]
Come As I Am Party?
When I die, I would love to have people sing the revival hymn written by Charlotte Elliot, “Just as I am without one plea but that thy blood was shed for me and that thou bidst me come to thee, O lamb of God I come.” When they sang that at the US capitol for […]
Psalm 127 says that there is no point to doing anything if God is not in it and if he did not ask me to do it. However, if he is in it, I need to get up at a reasonable time–enjoy my labor–quit when it is time to quit–and get a good nights’ sleep. […]
There was emotional pain in the garden of Eden even before any sin had occurred! Adam looked around at and worked at naming all the animals two by two but there was just one like himself. God looked at this and said that the condition was not good. Genesis 2:18 All fulfillment comes from […]
Feel Worthless? Good!
The Touch of the Master’s Hand ‘Twas battered and scarred, and the auctioneer Thought it scarcely worth his whileTo waste much time on the old violin, But held it up with a smile.“What am I bidden, good folks,” he cried, “Who’ll start the bidding for me?”“A dollar, a dollar. Then […]
YEA! I CAN DO NOTHING
John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. I saw this verses’ goal as being to remind me to let go of trying to be strong. When the Bible tells me […]
Dealing With Anxiety
As with most emotional disorders, the symptom is not the problem. It is good for our brains to constantly watch for danger in seemingly trivial circumstances. Danger does not always announce itself loudly! However, usually, most of us analyze the danger and, if it is nothing, turn it off even before our frontal lobes are […]
Look for a Missing Step in Letting Go I had hoped to retire to my farm property but all my children left the area and my wife is too ill to live in the middle of nowhere. So I figured that I should sell the farm but it needs cleaning up to get it ready […]