Stress Strategy: Flex Your Spiritual Muscles
In his book, Stress Without Distress, Dr. Selye suggests that a person's interpretation of stress is not dependent solely on an external event, but also depends upon the perception of the event and the meaning he or she assigns it.
Saints or Charlatans
What's the difference? How are we supposed to tell the difference between the real healers and those who are selling snake oil? It's a big seller to claim that your work is divinely inspired. Even better, tell them you've gazed into the eyes of God and come back to tell the tales.
The Success of Servanthood
"Who being in the very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant." Philippians 2: 6-7, NIVSince the Ashley Smith and Brian Nichols incident (amazing how God works!), I've been thinking about what servanthood really means.
Resting in the Son
"Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure..
Surrounded By His Glory
As communion was being passed this morning, I listened to the song "I Can Only Imagine" by Mercy Me. I fought to keep the tears in my eyes.
Ask and It Shall Be Given You
This statement sounds incredible. ASK and it shall be given.
Drifting Like a Summer Breeze
He knew it was going to happen. He wasn't really surprised.
We Fall Down -- But We Get Up
When I first heard Donnie McClurkin's song, "We Fall Down (But We Get Up), I got goosebumps. The second time I heard it I loved it even more.
Talk About Purpose
What better example than Jesus' life to explain about having a life's purpose? No other example I can think of, can you?From the moment he was born--wait, hold up?BEFORE he was born, His purpose was already established. And so was yours.
"Be still, and know that I am God;I will be exalted among the nations,I will be exalted in the earth." (NIV)Before my wife, Melinda, gave birth to a baby girl eight months ago, I thought I had God all figured out.
Will the Angels Abandon Us?
If we don't behave according to a specific church's doctrine, will our guardian angels turn their backs on us? If we are struggling with our overall belief in God or we're questioning the validity of the holy books, will the angels abandon us? What if we believe in God and in the Bible, but we just feel like screwing off for awhile? Will they desert us? Do we have to be good and pure and perfect in order for angels to look after us?I can only speak from my own experience. I was not raised in a church because my father is an atheist and my stepmother just didn't care either way.
Echo was a flea-bitten gray horse, with brown speckles everywhere, and crystal clear hairs in her mane and tail. We met in October, 1976, when she was a broodmare on an Arabian farm in New York State.
God Is Waiting To Bless Me
In the year 2000, I went on a mission trip to Guatemala with Wycliffe Bible Translators. It was a weeklong trip where we were able to see the results of the Bible translation work in Guatemala.
Solitons and Wavelets
Everything in the entire universe, big and small, visible and invisible, is composed of energy.Quarks and quasars, gluons and galaxies, protons and persons, molecules and minds, sunsets and sensations, electrons and ebooks, anything and everything, are all composed of energy.
Unforgiving Servant - Why Would You Hurt Yourself Like This?
Everybody knows that if you stick your hand in a fire
you're going to be burned. This is a fact that was
branded in our minds since childhood, therefore we
usually take special precautions when dealing with
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