There are times when it comes to this thing called spirituality that I make things harder than they really are. The thinking behind blessings has been one of them from time to time.
Have you ever thought about your own obituary? It seems that the inventor of dynamite through some fluke of reporting got to see his in a newspaper and didn’t like what it said about him.
I’ve been told that one of the telling things about being a Christian, no matter how new the claim might be, is a new found understanding and appreciation of being by yourself.
For a moment I’d like to think through this thing called covenant.
Okay, so you’re saved. Now what? Most of you know I believe faith is a verb. I sincerely think it requires doing of some sort. This doing thing can be confusing, especially for a new Christian, one who is struggling ...
In the midst of imminent change in my life I ran across this and am sharing again.
I’m not sure whether or not I’ve talked about my faith walk from the point of view of those individuals who have tracked my progress from the beginning until now.
Right now I’m between bible study classes. In the United Methodist Church, of which I’m not a member, the rather rigid curriculum is called Disciple Class.
I have to say I’ve been feeling pretty lucky lately and, not necessarily from a financial, physical or even an emotional point of view.
The old saying is when the going gets tough, the tough get going. The operative word here is tough. My question for you is what happens when you insert the dynamics of faith into any given situation?
Sometimes words alone cannot convey meaning and feelings the way we’d like them to. Trust for example.
A while back, I heard Bishop T.D. Jakes of the Potters House preach a sermon that really caught my attention and resonates with me all the time. He reminded those in the audience that most of the bible was written ...
Sometimes my human arrogance allows me to think that I can work out the answers to life’s simplest problems without any help, only to confuse the situation and myself worse.
Have you succumbed to the notion yet that prayer will get you through it? The ‘it’ I’m referring to is everything. If you’re like me then the truth is at times you’re not very enthusiastic about your faith.
To some modest extent I have experienced the effect of trying to do just that. I can’t say how successful I’ve been but, I ask the question of you because I feel obligated to share the exhilaration.