Giving Thanks and Stress

Being more thankful can perhaps reduce the pressures and stress a person may have. David is praising the Lord in Psalm 32.  As David confesses his sin to God and rejoices in the forgiveness the Lord has given to him, he has much to be thankful for.  He goes on to record the following inContinue reading “Giving Thanks and Stress”

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In Search of Contentment, Pt. 4

Find the Strength of Jesus in You. (vs.13) What an incredible statement: “I can do all things through Christ…” This well-known verse is many times taken out of context or stretched to imply things that it is not truly dealing with. The doing of “all things” is not accomplished by your own power, intellect, ability,Continue reading “In Search of Contentment, Pt. 4”

Let the People Praise Thee

Let the People Praise Thee Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.  Psalm 67:3 Thanksgiving is such a wonderful day each year.  Lots of food. Fun family gatherings. Football games and more eating.  Christmas shopping commences. There are so many things going on that perhaps most people have forgottenContinue reading “Let the People Praise Thee”

Football, Respect, and Jesus

Football, Respect, and Jesus Recently NFL Legend, Jim Brown declared that he would always stand for the National Anthem.  He said that kneeling is disrespectful to the flag and that he always wanted to respect the flag: “I am not going to denigrate my flag…” he went on to say to a reporter while visitingContinue reading “Football, Respect, and Jesus”

An Artificial Earthquake

An Artificial Earthquake Recently during soccer’s World Cup, Mexico scored a goal against the reigning champion, Germany.  The citizens of Mexico City were celebrating so much that they actually triggered a measurable reaction on the earthquake scale.  The seismic monitoring officials said the celebrants created and “artificial earthquake!” What excitement?!  What earth shaking zeal?! WhatContinue reading “An Artificial Earthquake”

Don’t Be Like Your Dog

Don’t Be Like Your Dog “A little lad of six was invited out to lunch in a neighbor’s home. As soon as all were seated at the table the food was served. The little boy was puzzled, and, with a child’s frankness, asked, “Don’t you say a prayer before you eat?” The host was uncomfortable,Continue reading “Don’t Be Like Your Dog”

How to Know You Are Not Thankful

How to Know You Are Not Thankful Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.  Psalm 106:1 For this posting, you may want to open your Bible to Psalm 106 to follow along in the text. “A man writing at a post-office deskContinue reading “How to Know You Are Not Thankful”

Going, Going, Going…

Going, Going, Going… “He will surely violently turn and toss thee like a ball into a large country: there shalt thou die,    and there the chariots of thy glory shall be the shame of thy lord’s house.”  Isaiah 22:18 The quarterback spins around a tackle.  The opposition is closing in fast.  He turns toContinue reading “Going, Going, Going…”