For those of you who are in my generation you know that growing older changes things. Age has a way of stealing so many of the things you once enjoyed like energy and strength and are replaced with comfy chairs and long naps. But it is not all bad. There is a great upside to growing older.
The one real benefit to growing older is life experience. Having experienced many of the same things younger people are now experiencing, I have the experience and knowledge to help them. Continue Reading →
A couple of years ago I was sitting by myself thinking about things. I was down and discouraged and I began to write my thoughts down. As I began to think about things, God helped me with some very encouraging words and some admonition. You might be in the same place I was and this might serve to encourage you as well.
“As I sit here this morning, I am overwhelmed by the love of God and the ways He pours that love out to me, even when I am troubled. Continue Reading →
One of the really important attributes that reveals that a person is a child of God is humility. What does humility look like? To be humble is to have a right perspective of your relationship with God. A humble person knows who God is and recognizes His Deity and His absolute superiority over all things, including themselves. A humble person knows how big God is and how little they are. A humble person realizes his own insignificance compared to God. Continue Reading →
Tell the truth. Do you like being around people who are in the habit of being critical and quick to judge others? Unfortunately, there never seems to be a shortage of these people, including in your church family. Underneath this very unpleasant habit is ample amounts of pride. Pride is an unduly high opinion of oneself and an exaggerated sense of self-esteem.
They bring dark clouds into your life along with bolts of lightening of unnecessary pain and hurt. Continue Reading →