According to Psychology Today, the way to deal with a difficult, aka "toxic" person, is to "limit your time with this person or end the relationship—and don’t look back." Is there someone in your life that you would like to be done with, and then never look back? You can find justification for this attitude… Continue reading Are Some People Really Toxic?
Are you ever too hard on yourself? When confronted with our failures or weaknesses, we can feel like we're not good enough, not measuring up. I struggle with this sometimes, especially when I have been too harsh with my middle school students. Why can't I be more patient? When we're too hard on ourselves, we… Continue reading Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself
Those bad Pharisees! I can't believe how stubborn they were! I'm not like them! I'm A-OK! Now, those people at the church down the street, well ... We tend to see the faults in others before we see our own. Isn't that true? I'm pretty sure that's called pride. So as we examine what the… Continue reading Incredible Worship
Once there was a very popular preacher. So many people crowded into his church services, the church had to be enlarged. He frequently preached at other churches, as is often the case with popular ministers. The preacher wrote beautiful Christian songs, that were also popular with churchgoers. Soon be began a series of weekly prayer meetings… Continue reading A True Story You Won’t Forget
I love Chris Tomlin's song Whom Shall I Fear. He sings, The God of angel armies is always by my side. That is an incredible truth! When I hear those words, I picture in my mind the Lord God Almighty, ready for battle, and He is right by my side as I face the unknown. The Psalmist… Continue reading Whom Shall I Fear?
Some people just don't deserve what you did for them! They're so ungrateful! Today, I gave a science test at the Junior High School. I thought the kids would do really well because I had worked hard to prepare them. I created a Jeopardy Game for them to play for review (which wasn't free, by… Continue reading I Teach Kids, God Teaches Me
I was stopped in my tracks as I read the letter to the church in Ephesus (Revelation 2:1-6). 1"I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. 3 You… Continue reading My First Love