We know it’s not smart to “sweat the small stuff” but does that mean it’s OK to sweat the big stuff? The truth is that I shouldn’t sweat anything. Well, maybe it is alright for me to sweat being obedient, sweat moving my body members according to a growing picture of God’s principles in action. […]
GRANDKIDS BEING MISTREATED
I’ve had a few friends who have been unable to find peace due to a constant focus on the situation of their grandchildren. Mind you, they’ve done all that they can do. One even called child protective services only to have them find insufficient evidence of a problem. That, of course, wound up costing the […]
Caring, godly people hit bottom and burn out sooner or later. I always have admired my dad for his faithful following of the Lord and service to the kingdom. He shared with me that there was a time when he felt burned out but kept walking with God and pulled through. A while back, I […]
ABBA-father, papa Dear ABBA, help me to find the best examples of loving fathers in this world and then to look beyond them and realize that if they, being basically evil can be good to their children HOW MUCH MORE MY FATHER IN HEAVEN! Luke 11:13 I’ve known people who love JESUS but have trouble […]
REJOICE IN THE OTHER’S GIFTS
I remember a teacher who was asked to do a class at a seminar. The main speaker would talk then people could break up and go to smaller classes. The seminar made the mistake of asking the main guy to do an elective class and so no one showed up to the teacher’s class. He […]
Basic principle: What I do will produce consequences. Any exception would make a fool of God and he will not be made a fool of. Either I pay or he pays for me. I live in a cause and effect world. If I do the healthy things I will do better than if I don’t. […]
I recently had a friend with severe longterm diabetes mellitus. The high sugars had destroyed his ability to feel pain. He stepped on a nail and walked around for a while wondering who was getting blood on the rug. By the time he realized the source, he had to have major surgery on his foot. […]
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 […]
Have you ever wished that God would just take away one of your problem reactions to life and make it easier for you to be good? Do you struggle with anger, constantly finding fault with what everyone around you does? Does it happen as naturally as “falling of a log”? Do you struggle with sexual […]