Well, when you listen to preaching the Holy Spirit will challenge you... and thus this post on truth-telling. There have been so many times we are guilty of not speaking the truth. There were several passages of special importance in the message I'm dealing with right now... and one that keeps coming back to me from my own study. First the three the preacher used... Mt 5:37 Let what you say be simply Read more [...]

My Church Membership

November 24, 2015 — Leave a comment
I have always held church membership as tremendously important. It is not something to enter into quickly or lightly. Church membership is more important than job, career, choosing friends, and family decisions. Church membership has many facets to it that it takes time to discern under God's leadership. Some are able to make quick decisions, I'm not one of those people. I'd rather go slow and be patient Read more [...]

God’s Will…

November 23, 2015 — Leave a comment
"Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done..." Seven words in one sentence. Often prayed, little understood. "Thy will be done" at least means that the one praying is saying: They will follow God's Word even if it isn't particularly liked AND will accept whatever God places in their life even if it isn't understood (Copied). Let that sink in. Meditate on it. Dwell for a few moments on God's truth. WHATEVER? Read more [...]

The Source of Our Joy

November 20, 2015 — Leave a comment
Either God is true, or He's not. Either Jesus spoke the truth, or He lied. Either Christians always have hope, or they're the worst of all people on earth. Since God IS true AND Jesus spoke the truth, the following is the source of the Christian's joy. Now consider the following... Our name is in the Book of Life (Rev 13:8), We have no fear of judgment (1 Jn 4:18), God is on our side (Ro 8:31) Jesus Read more [...]
Frustration happens when: We don't get what we want (When we want it)... What we got, we didn't want... Things don't happen the way we want them to... People don't do things the right way (OUR way)... Our life and that of those we love doesn't play out the way we hoped, prayed for, or expected. Frustration is manifested in the following ways: Anger, disappointment, depression, fear, anxiety, worry... Read more [...]