Psalm 42:5-6 5 Why are you cast down, O my inner self? And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him, my Help and my God.6 O my God, my life is cast down upon me [and I… Continue reading Faith is the antidote for fear. Meditation on the record of God’s goodness to his people is the antidote for depression.
Are you feeling healthy or feeling sick? Are you feeling lonely or connected? Are you feeling loved or abandoned? Are you feeling socially connected in the midst of having to be socially distanced? Are you feeling stronger or weaker? How are you feeling? How are you feeling about social distancing? How are you feeling about… Continue reading How are you feeling?
Do what you know how to do! You are at a crossroads and need to make a decision, what do you do? You are at a decision point in your life and need to decide, what do you do? You are hearing about the state of the world and need to decide where you stand,… Continue reading What do you do when you don’t know what to do?
Do you realize the miracle of reconciliation? Do you realize the freedom that comes through forgiveness? Do you realize that you forgiving something has more to do with your health and well being? Do you realize the pain, the anxiety, the suffering that comes from not forgiving? I learned my lesson many years ago and… Continue reading Do you realize the power of forgiveness?
Do you realize He isn’t basing it on external appearance? Do you realize that He isn’t basing it on how smart you are? Do you realize that He isn’t basing it on how strong you are? Ever considered the state of your heart? Ever considered the state of your mind? Ever considered the state of… Continue reading Do you know what God is looking for in a leader?
Ever found yourself needing a reminder? Ever found yourself needing a refresher course? Ever found yourself needing something clarified? Ever needed someone to help revive something? Ever needed someone to remind you one more time about something really important? Today’s reading gets us started in Deuteronomy 29: ‘These are the terms of the covenant the… Continue reading Ever needed someone to remind you one more time?
Do you make sure you get rest? Do you set apart time to stop? Do you have time to do a reset and be refreshed? Is there a day you set aside to stop and focus? Is there a day you set aside to wait and listen? If not, how is that working for you?… Continue reading Do you take time to stop?
Have you ever been hurt by someone? Have you ever hurt someone? Have you ever experienced the power of forgiveness? Have you ever felt the power of restitution? Did you feel the pain and pressures go away as you forgave? Did you notice the difference in how you changed in that relationship after you forgave?… Continue reading RESTITUTION FOR VICTIMS OF CRIMES … THE BIBLE’S IMPACT ON ACTS OF CHARITY) [DEC 19]
Have you ever been betrayed? Have you ever been taught about God? Have you ever had an encounter with God? Have you ever become bitter? Have you ever become angry? Have you ever gone down the spiraling down experience because of it? Did you manage to pull up or pull out before you hit rock… Continue reading JACQUES CARTIER AND THE HURON INDIANS…(The Bible’s Impact on Trade and Taxes [June 28])
Imagine that you were having dinner with your closest friends and discovered that one of them was about to betray you. Imagine if that betrayal would be life or death impacting. Imagine how you would feel. Imagine what would be going through your mind. Imagine what you would do. Would you let others know at… Continue reading What would you do or how would you respond if you knew someone was about to betray you? The Bible’s Impact on Visual Arts (Jan 25th)
Ever felt alone in the middle of a group experience? Ever been alone somewhere? Ever been alone somewhere and not felt lonely? What does alone mean to you? What does alone feel like to you? Do you realize how others feel about loneliness? Let’s first frame this with the dictionary definitions: a·lone[əˈlōn] ADJECTIVE having no… Continue reading Ever felt alone in the middle of a crowd?
Some may call it baggage…others may call it burdens…either way is there something you have been carrying around that you shouldn’t be? Is there stuff you should be bringing to the cross and leaving there? (not picking it back up when you walk away) Is there stuff you need to forgive others for and then… Continue reading Are you carrying stuff around that you shouldn’t be?
What have you set as goals? What has given you purpose? What is most important to you? What dreams did you have for this time? What have you been striving towards? What have you valued? What have you defined success to be? Are you at a point in life where it doesn’t line up and… Continue reading Facing a midlife crisis? Trying to fill the void?
Is it legacy? Is it bequest? Is it endowment? Is it bestowal? Is it provision? Is it birthright? Is it heritage? Is it patrimony? Is it devise? Is it succession? Is it accession? Is it elevation? Or is it death? Or is it worry? Or is it concern? Or is it joy? Or is it quantity? Or is it stuf? Or is it money?… Continue reading What is the first things that comes to mind when you hear the word inheritance?
How much would it be worth? Do you think anyone would want to give up good things if it meant receiving joy? Do you think anyone would want to give up bad, hard, or even painful things it meant receiving joy? What would you give up for joy? What would you trade for joy? Do… Continue reading What would you trade for joy?