Ever dealt with these thoughts: "Should you have or NOT have done IT?" "Now that IT is over, was it right or wrong?" "Oh I wish I HAD... or had NOT done IT!" "Now that IT is over, how do I get rid of the guilt of my mistake?" Much is written in Scripture about our conscience. The conscience is... for believers... the Holy Spirit driving us to repentance, godly living, and holiness. My posts Read more [...]
The human conscience is a God given emotion. It is to our soul what pain sensors are to the body. The conscience is meant to warn against sin and evil. Thus feeling guilty is at some point part of the human experience. God gave everyone a conscience to eschew evil and be drawn to Him. There are reasons a person feels guilty; 1) They ARE guilty, 2) Their conscience is wrongly informed, 3) They Read more [...]
These are highlights in a chapter from my book, "Dancing In The Dungeon: Suffering With Hopeful Joy For God's Glory." Have you ever asked God "Why?" I'm of the opinion there are good answers in the Scripture... here are a few. The first two are most important. God Is Glorified. Is 48:9-11; Jn 12:27-28; 2 Cor 4:15 It is God’s will. Mark 10:29-30; Jn 15:20; Phil 1:29; 2 Tim 3:12; Ro 8:16-17 Humility Read more [...]
My posts on Tuesday ("It Will Be Better") and Wednesday ("Does Anyone Care?) were to encourage wise comfort. Today is for those who need comfort but it doesn't come or is a bit lacking. What do you do when no one calls or drops by or seems to care when you are struggling? What do you do when your friends are more like Job's who through insensitive comments make things worse rather than better? Here Read more [...]

Does Anyone Care?

July 16, 2014 — 1 Comment
Anyone but me noticed how self centered others are? Which, by the way, means others notice how self centered WE are! Way too often interactions are a "Quid pro quo," "You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" relationship. I was reading one of my son's messages and something he wrote challenged me... "When is the last time you were broken for someone you consider a friend (who is) struggling...?" Consider Read more [...]