That's why we complain isn't it? To feel better. After all, I've got to get this off my chest! I need to vent!" But does it really make you feel better? I decided to do an experiment. What would happen if, instead of complaining, I thanked God. Here's what happened. The more I complained about… Continue reading Does Complaining Make You Feel Better?
Is it possible to be rich and not know it? That would be sad, wouldn't it? Let me introduce you to Jane, a woman born with a silver spoon in her mouth and a billion dollars in the bank. Every day Jane orders more stuff to make her happy. Monday she ordered a diamond ring… Continue reading Are You Rich?
I paced the floor clutching unpaid bills. Over and over, I thanked God for His promise, declaring out loud: "My God will meet all my needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus."¹ Thirty years ago, we had three young children, and times were tough. Those were the days when I wouldn't dream… Continue reading How To Get Through Tough Times
Wednesday Walk Though the Bible, Matthew 5:1-12 & 7:28-29 (NIV)
#WednesdayWalk, an occasional exploration of what unknown people might have seen or felt when they witnessed the events in the Bible. This post is from the perspective of a person who encounters Jesus teaching the Beatitudes.
It was another hot day. The dust swirled around my sandals as I hurried along the path. Small stones crunched under my feet as I walked on the barren dirt. My mouth was dry from the heat as sweat dripped down my forehead and back. I was focused on fetching the baskets my father needed when I caught a glimpse of a large crowd on a hillside. I stopped and noticed the people were gathered around a man. “Why would so many people stand and listen to this man in heat like this?” I asked myself.
I hesitated a moment, curious as to why…
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When my son was 6 years old, we moved from the quaint rural town of Auburn (population 1,300) to the basketball capital of the world - Lexington, Kentucky! As a young adult, I had driven in heavy traffic in St. Louis, but apparently you can get rusty and I've never had a great sense of direction anyway. … Continue reading It’s Just About Time – A True Story
Is your heart breaking? Are you in deep despair? Is depression crushing you? Even when you think you can't hang on, God will hang on to you. No matter what life is throwing at you, no matter how weak your faith might be right now, God will hold you fast. How do I know? I… Continue reading Think You Can’t Hang On?
Corrie Ten Boom was a prisoner and survivor of Ravensbruck Concentration Camp. If anyone ever had a reason to worry, it was her. Because they hid Jews in their home during WWII, Corrie, her sister, and their elderly father were imprisoned in "the deepest hell that man can create". Following are some quotes on worry from… Continue reading Worry Is Like a Rocking Chair