In recent days we've witnessed the outpouring of grief and personal memories that were triggered with the untimely passing of one of our great actor/comedians in Robin Williams. Th ...
Eight days ago, my dad left his family and passed on. Behind, we are left with the pain and memories then are left to go on with our lives in one way or another. It took me a while to gather my thoughts, and I’ve talked to a few friends along the way, remembering him. I have had spats of... Read more »
Over the past few months I’ve been torn. On one hand I commend passionate, spirit-filled pursuit of Christ and know that the Lord can do tremendous moves in the unseen realm. It’s great to be able to not just know about God and His Word, but to be able to genuinely feel and expect him to turn up in daily... Read more »
In the case of Ferguson, Baltimore and other cities protesting across our nation, the truth is stranger than fiction. The writer of the article, Erik Rush skillfully weaves the details behind what’s really happening in our nation currently. He comes to it without bias, being of a minority background. It would be very sad if it weren’t really happening. Frankly,... Read more »
In recent days we’ve witnessed the outpouring of grief and personal memories that were triggered with the untimely passing of one of our great actor/comedians in Robin Williams. The world at large had done a wonderful job in sharing their favorite memories of this man and his many films that he’s graced us with over the years. This post is... Read more »
A brief summary of the sixty-six verses from the passage below: Surely He has turned His hand against me Time and time again throughout the day. He has besieged me and surrounded me with bitterness and woe. Even when I cry and shout, He shuts out my prayer. He has turned aside my ways and torn me in pieces; He has made me desolate. He has also broken my teeth... Read more »
This week, I’ve learned: About God: That He is true and trustworthy and that I can lean on Him at all times in all of lives circumstances. About Myself: that I am His and that He loves me regardless of how I live although He doesn’t want me to stay that way but look to Him and His ways to... Read more »
[The words] of his mouth were smoother than butter, But war [was] in his heart; His words were softer than oil, Yet they [were] drawn swords. Psalm 55:21 Longing to be approved of others can lead to an addiction of looking towards that acceptance. Gaining praise from others can lead to us feeling worse about ourselves if we are not... Read more »
For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10 The fear of rejection can cause us to put on a calm, collected exterior when internally we harbor fear and personal relationships are not deep or satisfying as a... Read more »
All who hate me whisper together against me; Against me they devise my hurt. “An evil disease,” [they say], “clings to him. And [now] that he lies down, he will rise up no more.” Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up [his] heel against me. But You, O LORD, be merciful to me, and... Read more »
“By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35 Q. How does the fear of rejection or the disapproval of others affect your life? Give examples: A. There are times when I’m disappointed when others do not like what I do or my performance. Overall, I have since got... Read more »
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