GOD FRUSTRATES PEOPLE

This brings us to the next principle – frustration.  God uses frustration to get a person’s attention.   It is said of one of the famous composers that he had a rebellious son who used to come in late at night after his father and mother had gone to bed. And before going to his … Read more

RENEWING THE VOWS

Many people think of God as a master, but he wants to be known by us in our intimate, human terms.  God uses metaphors to help us understand the potential of relationship and love that is available to us.  He refers to Himself as a father.  Sometimes He is the Bridegroom.  Sometimes He is the … Read more

MAKING ADJUSTMENTS

  This summer Marsha and I will celebrate our 32ndwedding anniversary. I consider myself fortunate to spend life with my best friend and to share a comfortable life together. I often think about all the ways that we have adapted and made adjustments to strengthen our love for each other.   When I was young … Read more

FIND YOUR FIT BEFORE YOU HAVE A FIT

Staying fit usually means an intentional diet and exercise regime. The goals are to increase your stamina and general sense of well-being. You may realize that you need more strength to bear the load of your physical and psychological demands.   Some will have a touch of vanity because they want to increase their attractiveness. … Read more

THE WEAKER SEX?

Close one eye and look at something ahead of you. Assuming that you have two working eyes, the view from one eye will have less depth perception than two eyes working together. You will also have less peripheral vision with only one eye. If you lose sight in one eye, you are fortunate if the … Read more

TAMING YOUR MIND

  Intrusive thoughts are powerful. Some are even outright bullies! Once you start to renew your way of thinking as a disciple of Jesus, you gain an incredible ally that is the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is with you in defeating lies, regrets and accusations that would otherwise destroy you.     2 Corinthians 10: … Read more

THE THOUGHT LIFE OF JESUS

  Have you ever wondered about the thought life of Jesus? Did he think about many of the same things that we do? What was it like to have a mind shaped by his deep connection to Father and Spirit? How was his mental and emotional health in high stress situations? How can we learn … Read more

THE BRAIN WITH LASER FOCUS

  In geometry, it is impossible to draw more than one straight line between two points. Though other lines may start at the same point, only one will reach the second point. All others end up somewhere else. Likewise, a person who tries to focus on several goals at once has no clear orientation, and … Read more

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