I wonder how many clicks I will get on this blog post link. I have been surprised at the extent of people's interest in articles about marital status. I suppose I shouldn't be, but my thoughts on this topic don't seem to fit what I hear from many...both single and married. While I can experience [...]
I was thinking last night about choices. We have a lot of freedom to make the choices we want. Along with that freedom of choice comes the freedom to experience the consequences. We don't like negative consequences. We only want the happiness we think our choices will bring. Friend, I pray you are aware of [...]
After taking time to praise God, Jesus comes to requests. He tells us to ask for our needs to be met. This is a simple enough statement, but as flawed human beings we like to complicate matters. We too often ask for wants as though they were needs. We also ask for more than our [...]
I had a little bit of trouble finding information about this phrase. The basic Bible study tools that I own didn't have much information. However, the Kindle version of the New English Translation (with full notes) had a well worded explanation. "Your kingdom come represents the hope for the full manifestation of God’s promised eschatological [...]
With Thanksgiving coming in a little over a month, I think it helps to remember who owns everything. The greatness, power, glory, victory, and majesty belong to God. Too often we want the greatness - and then we will be thankful. However, there is more to be thankful for when we realize despite the fact [...]
Friends, how often do we truly seek God's way? How often do we seek our own? I can assure you, God's way is the best. His way gives the most satisfaction, joy, comfort, security and every other positive that can be had in this life.
"Comparison is the thief of joy." -Theodore Roosevelt Trying to compare ourselves to other people is useless. In fact, it will only drag us down. The only comparison we should make is to Christ. Such a comparison is humbling and freeing at the same time. I fall short of Christ's standard of perfection (Romans 3:23). [...]
When you win an argument, what is the prize?
Anyone who has seen my Instragram and Facebook accounts knows how much I love sunset pictures. Tonight brought a beautiful sunset, but I wasn't able to get pictures at my favorite spot. I wanted to catch some of the beautiful color so I decided to take pictures near my home. I love the life lessons [...]
I want to start by saying that this is no more true than, "The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence." But like the saying about the grass it is a thought we believe. I came up with this saying after hearing jealous statements about my "naturally curly" hair. I have [...]