Teaching, Helping and Encouraging Spiritual Growth

Forgiveness Brings Freedom

In the Peanuts comic strip, Charlie Brown is standing in a field and he shouts from the top of his voice,  “I love mankind… it’s people I can’t stand!” Sometimes we all feel like screaming this very same thing from the top of our voices as people make life unnecessarily tough, as if life wasn’t tough enough already. Of course, there are many things that cause difficulty in our lives but one of the main sources of difficulty is people. Continue Reading →

Dealing With Fools

Most of the time, your church experience is positive and uplifting. However, there are challenging times when there are fellow believers who make church a difficult place to be. This honest assessment might offend some, but my hope is that you learn how to deal with the fools in the church God’s way.

What is a fool?

The Proverbs have a lot to say about fools. In these Proverbs we see the characteristics of what a fool is in God’s eyes. Continue Reading →

Sticks and Stones Can Break My Bones, But Words Can Do Even More Can Do Even More!

Have you ever heard the saying, “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me”? Well, that is a clever saying, but it is only partly true. Sticks can certainly break your bones, but words can do even worse. Thoughtless words can break your spirit. God tells His children to be extremely careful and very thoughtful how they express themselves to others.

Bitter, harsh and abusive language only brings hurt, pain and suffering to those who are on the business end of your loose tongue. Continue Reading →