Have you ever prayed for a particular thing or in a particular way, only to stop and think that it is crazy? Been there and done that! Many times! As a pastor, I pray brave and bold prayers that are far beyond man's ability. The Bible contains many prayers. Some people may read those prayers … Continue reading Crazy Prayers
At this point in my life, I have a ton of things about which I would like to write. God will not let me write about them because it would be a reaction not a response. I cannot say I have always operated by this principle, but I am striving to at this moment. It … Continue reading Writing from Reaction
When I was in high school, I used to watch a show on Comedy Central called "Make Me Laugh". Someone would sit in the hot seat while comedians would try to make that person laugh. One particular comedian talked about how he dated an opera singer. The relationship didn't work out because all she talked … Continue reading Opera Singer Epidemic
Many times, I post on here close to bed time. I guess because the day is long, I am tired, and I fall asleep within 30 minutes of posting, I often forget what I post. (Praise God I didn't have this blog when I took Ambience!) The next day, I wake up and see the … Continue reading When You’re Half Asleep
I would dare say that most people do not do well when it comes to conflict resolution. Typically, most people do one of the following: Ignore the problem. Talk to someone else about the problem (or several others) Explode and justify their out-of-control anger None of these responses or reactions is healthy. They are toxic … Continue reading It’s a Bigger Deal Than You Think
1-2-3-pray-after-me and live like hell until you get to Heaven - secure salvation with a money back guarantee. I have been in "Christian" circles that taught me that if I repeated a prayer word for word after a preacher or Sunday School teacher, then I was guaranteed a one-way ticket to Heaven. From that point, … Continue reading The Sinner’s Prayer Just Might Send You to Hell
Many of us struggle with being overweight. This fellow blogger has gained some victory in this area and has some helpful tips.
Are you battling lifelong obesity? Have you always dreamed of being thin? I have been in your shoes and reached 400+ pounds. Recently I have reached the 180 pounds lost mark. In this article, I will briefly share 9 spiritual and natural keys that helped me to lose a substantial amount of weight.
- Renew your Mind.
Identify negative statements coming from your heart. Replace them with relevant scriptures from the bible. Repeat these scriptures to yourself. Speak positive things about yourself and your weight loss journey. Example: I am healthy and blessed. I am able to lose all of this weight.
- Start a morning routine.
Jesus Christ had a morning routine, thus we should follow His example. You can start your day on your knees in prayer, do confessions, exercise, browse through your to-do-lists, etc. If you consistently start your day with God, you will become stronger and able to…
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I know we are in the day of texting and messaging, but I can tell you there is power in a phone call. The ones to which I will refer happened in a very sensitive and low point of my life. The first one happened in December 2013. I was sitting in a lonely parsonage … Continue reading One Phone Call
I know you're looking for some kind of story where I injured myself and am hobbling around with the aid of crutches. Well, I hate to disappoint you. I have an invisible set of crutches. What on Earth could I mean? Many people are guilty of accusing Christians for using God as a crutch. I … Continue reading I’m on Crutches
I was reading through Matthew 23 and a thought came to me based upon how the religious people of Jesus's day acted. They put such emphasis on looking the part. They were certain that looking clean was the same as being clean. Think with me for a moment. Someone with end stage liver disease will … Continue reading Well, I Took a Bath