I Shouldn’t Have To Suffer So

I Shouldn’t Have To Suffer So It has become a widely believed and accepted notion that somehow being a Christian should get folks a ‘get outta everything troublesome card.’ It’s almost like we’ve become of the mind that we shouldn’t have to experience any stress, pain, hardship, or strife. When we do, our first response […]

If Only Things Were Different

If Only Things Were Different Do our circumstances define us? This is a popular belief of which a number of us hold. That somehow, if things weren’t the way they are, that somehow we would be different. Otherwise, we tend to use our circumstances to excuse our actions. We have begun to adopt the line […]

Some Thoughts about Patience

Preparing emotionally for my son’s upcoming surgery has my nerves about as cool as a whistling teapot. I’m in dire need of patience and wisdom. It did my heart good to see God providing this in some of my reading this week.

Just pray God is patient with me, as I’ve let myself lose valuable time and focus on Him.

I think we all could learn a little patience sometimes. For the grass isn’t always greener on the other side, nor does looking back make things any better. Sometimes, we simply need to learn to wait, understand, and trust even when we don’t have all the answers.

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Ecclesiastes 7:8-14

Our most excellent adventure now moves into the second of the sections in chapter seven: Patience. Yes dear reader, I am going over this one carefully myself, since patience is really not my strongest suit! The topic is set clearly enough in verse 8:

The end of a matter is better than its beginning,
and patience is better than pride.

This verse hearkens back to the discussion in the previous section about houses of mourning and the day of death being better than the day of birth; a matter is best concluded in life, rather than begun, for in its conclusion we know if we have concluded it properly and in a way pleasing in the eyes of God. Likewise, it is better to be patient than proud. If you stop and think about pride, it might not seem to line up well with patience, for all too often…

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Sugar Coated Sin: Part I

Sugar Coated Sin: Part I  Though it may entertain us, play with us, sleep with us, and amuse us, its nature never changes. Inevitably, it will always rise up to bite and devour us.” ~Nancy Leigh Demoss on Sin~ James 4:17 King James Version (KJV) 17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it […]

The Blue Sky Tag!

The Blue Sky Tag! It truly touches me that I found myself nominated by Dominic Sceski, writer of The Golden Lands blog, of which I am an active subscriber.  He is a gifted blogger and has been a blessing. You can read and follow his blog at: https://thegoldenlands.wordpress.com/   How the Blue Sky Tag works: Thank the […]

I’m okay. You’re okay. It’s okay. Okay?

Have you actively watched or heard something that you knew was not right and done nothing simply out of fear of offending someone? Have you allowed an injustice, cruelty, or even active hate so as not to rock the boat? This morning, as I was reading a number of subscribed blogs I found a message from Steven Sawyer, blogger of For His Glory that truly gripped me. For there have been a number of times as of late, where I should have spoken or acted…and did not simply for the sake of keeping the peace…or avoiding confrontation. The truth is though…

When we do not speak the truth, lies are taken as truth.
When we do not want to hear the truth, the world around us becomes enveloped in lies.

We are falling prey to a number of Satan’s devices already…
When shall we let the truth set us free?

For His Glory

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