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”

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Defeating Discouragement

Defeating Discouragement  And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.  Number 21:4 Seasonal Affective Disorder  (SAD) otherwise known as “The Winter Blues” is probably in full force right now.  With thoseContinue reading “Defeating Discouragement”

One Drink Later

One Drink Later A military chaplain once told me a story of a teenager who enlisted.  This recruit grew up in a conservative church like ours with parents who loved Jesus. One night he, with his new army buddies he went out on the town.  He had never had a drop of alcohol in hisContinue reading “One Drink Later”

The “Letting” of the Mind

The “Letting” Mind “When James Calvert went out as a missionary to the cannibals of the Fiji Islands, the ship captain tried to turn him back, saying, “You will lose your life and the lives of those with you if you go among such savages.” To that, Calvert replied, “We died before we came here.””Continue reading “The “Letting” of the Mind”

Mind Games in Relationships

Mind Games in Relationships “And be renewed in the spirit of your mind…”  Ephesians 4:23 One professional aptly stated that: “At age 20 we think: ‘What does everyone think about me.’  At age 40 we think: ‘It does not matter what other people think about me.’ And at age 60 we finally realize and think:Continue reading “Mind Games in Relationships”

Scripture Shaping

Scripture Shaping I have always found amusing the scenario the Sadducees connived in their minds and spoke to Jesus about.  This story they dream up is funny in several ways.  Read on. “The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him, Saying, Master, Moses said, IfContinue reading “Scripture Shaping”

The Opposite of Worry

The Opposite of Worry Jesus taught in Matthew 6:26, “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Perhaps if we could understand the song birds, we could hear them say something likeContinue reading “The Opposite of Worry”