christian faith, communication, discernment, discipline

Are you a door or a door mat?

Serving Others…. Are you a door or a doormat? The truth is, it made me mad. Here I was in church, looking to be encouraged by the sermon. As the worship ended, our pastor stood up and made a statement I’ll never forget. You could have heard a pin drop in the huge auditorium. “Do… Continue reading Are you a door or a door mat?

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When “stinkin’ thinking meets wisdom…”

The Monday after Thanksgiving, I felt like a fat failure. I'd not worked out in several days and had over indulged in turkey, dressing and a lot of other things. The "black cloud" of the panic to get my double work out in (punishing myself) asap was following me around. At the same time, I… Continue reading When “stinkin’ thinking meets wisdom…”

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Epic fail….boy did I ever miss my target!

  Eleven times!  Thus far this YEAR! That is the actual amount of times I went to the YMCA near my neighborhood.  My goal was 3 times a week starting in January. That makes me hundreds short of my goal. I knew it was bad, but I had no idea I was that far off.… Continue reading Epic fail….boy did I ever miss my target!

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Distractions can be dangerous….

] For years I had a pastor who always brought meaningless meetings back to focus. "OK everyone, let's keep the main thing the main thing." Yes and a big amen. The news is filled with opportunity. To pray, to help one another, to facilitate donations, to listen to others cry about so much loss and… Continue reading Distractions can be dangerous….

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Is God “good?” One question at a time….

Is God “good?” It was a defining moment. Though I’d been a Christian for years, the question loomed in my mind for days. “Do you believe in the Goodness of God?” 

The pastor even made the statement that if in all of our Biblical knowledge and years of study we still doubted the “goodness” of… Continue reading Is God “good?” One question at a time….

christian faith, discernment, discipline, family values, Health, love

No more Bible studies? What about you?

It was definitely a defining moment. I counted over 52 competed Bible studies! Before you make any assumptions, please know that I'm not bragging. Becoming a Christian for me came much later in life. I was "saved" numerous times throughout my childhood. But it wasn't until my 30's that I got serious. All of those… Continue reading No more Bible studies? What about you?

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Why you can’t “make it happen…”

  I've seen countless people working so hard to "make things happen." I've been guilty myself of getting in a hurry to spring into action with my latest crazy idea. Worthy causes, great people, even better innovative ideas. Yet until God is clearly moving in our midst,  we are best to wait. Read a great… Continue reading Why you can’t “make it happen…”