Recently, I heard a pastor on the radio mention someone having a “critical spirit” and I wondered if that is something that would be said about me. I don’t want to be someone with a critical spirit, so if I am, I want to get that cleared up right away! What is a “critical spirit”? … Continue reading Turning a critical spirit into a praising spirit
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! - Philippians 4:4 One thing I've always been really good at is completely panicking whenever things seem to be getting out of control. Out of my control, that is. As long as things are going smoothly, I'm fine. But the moment something comes my way … Continue reading Rejoice!
My study of the "love chapter" is really revealing things to me about the way I show love to people. Allowing God's Word to soak in like this helps me as I try to replace the way I have been doing things with the way I should be doing them. Clearly I will remain a … Continue reading Short fuse, long list
When you take a picture of something and there's a lot of other distracting stuff in the background, there's an editing feature you can use to make the background fuzzy and ensure that the intended subject of your photo is clear. Good analogy for life. Sometimes the little things start to take the focus off … Continue reading Focus
But you, O Lord, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high. (Psalms 3:3 NLT) It can be so easy to let the circumstances of life bring you down. Sometimes it may seem that every day brings with it something new to complain about. The weather, a … Continue reading Keep your head up