Life is a mix of some good things and some not so good things. Wouldn’t you agree? This combination of good and bad is always in a state of flux and it is always changing. There will always be a part of your life that is good and a part that is not so good.
How do you deal with this reality?
Along with this swing between periods of good stuff and bad stuff is a parallel swing between being content and happy and being discontented and unhappy. Continue Reading →
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 →
There are times when you quietly struggle with things. How many times have you had a troubling concern that you hide your heart? Everybody struggles with this. It could be that it is embarrassing and you do not want to share your struggle with anyone to get some help or it may be that you feel that your situation is hopeless. In the end, you suffer alone.
God knows how things are. Jesus came to live in this world and He is familiar with human struggles. Continue Reading →
Ever struggle with thoughts that you are grateful no one else can see? Yikes! What a horrifying thought! But, it can’t be helped. Every person is born with a flawed human nature. Along with this come desires and cravings for things that are totally inappropriate and damaging to your relationship with God. These sinful thoughts come whether you like it or not. They just come. They are part of your human condition.
The question is, “How do you respond to these awful secret thoughts?” Do you entertain them and let them grow into sinful acts that separate you from God, or do you fight them off and protect your relationship with God? Continue Reading →