Every once in awhile, I go back and reread on of the chapters of a book that changed my GOD view. It was Max Lucado’s book GOD Came Near. I say it changed my GOD view because, prior to reading it, my view of GOD was that of someone far off, out of touch, unable … More “Just a Moment”
It would be easy to spend at least the next month or more on the Old Testament perspective of Purity, but I’m going to finish this perspective off with a look at what David and Solomon write about purity in Psalms and Proverbs. As I said,I could take a month or more to talk about … More Purity: An OT perspective Part 3
It’s been two weeks since I last posted, man, I’ve been slacking. Not really though, life has all of a sudden gotten really busy for me. I’ve gone from having too much time on my hands to practically having no time. I’ve started my EMT-Basic class finally, and that meets on Monday and … More PURITY: An OT Perspective pt 2, and some personal stuff
I’m a big believer in not giving teenagers “pat answers” or “tired cliches”. Teenagers, like anyone else, want their leaders to be first and foremost want honesty, and if we don’t have an answer be honest and say we don’t know. The below article is pretty good and is good advice for any … More Beyond Pat Answers (repost from youthspecialties.com)
I’ve been fighting this decision to be completely honest. I really didn’t want to touch this topic because it’s so broad and, well, dadgumit, it steps on my toes. Once I study about it, I have to actually attempt to live it. This topic has been on my mind for the past … More My next study Topic: DUN DUN DAHHHHH…….Purity
813,863 (yes me included, I actually had to watch it three times so that last three is me) have viewed this video in the past 5 days. It comes across as a feel good, pander to the new millennial generation, video, but it’s a dangerous piece of fluffy crap. Oh, was that judgmental? … More I’m a Christian but…..NO!! If you’re a Christian understand what it means.
Of all the re-posted blogs I’ve done, this is one of the most important I feel. I’ve known quite a few women that have gone through divorce due to abusive relationship and the one commonality is that they feel that they were short changed by their church. A few women were extremely bitter about it, … More What You Should Say to a Woman in an Abusive Marriage
Everyone is wounded in some way. You’ve either just been wounded, in the process of healing, or getting over being wounded, and we’ve all been on either side of the wound as well. What I mean by that is that at one point or another we’ve either been the one to cause the wound, … More 6 Steps to Heal Past Wounds and Move On
This is another really good article from Relevant.com. I found it on my twitter feed and figured I’d share it here as well. What sold me on the article was the line: “Often, we get in our own way by allowing our worries to keep us from ever moving forward”. I’ve been guilty of this … More Here’s What’s Really Holding You Back from Your Calling
Great article from Relevant magazine. Friendships take time and effort. Something that I’ve become keenly aware of this past year. Some friendships are tested and lasting and in a storm are a safe harbor even if they’re in the midst of their own storms and time and distance has often separated you. Others, well, … More Why Is Having Friends As an Adult So Hard?