Sunday, August 29, 2010

Digging the heels in--doesn't work anymore..

Don't you HATE being the one that seems to ALWAYS give in, first? Once, just ONCE I would like for the OTHER party to apologize first.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


.......So, how's that for a post title? I am so frustrated, it's not funny. Not to mention hurt, and nauseas.

We had an extended family Bible Study tonight, as has become a habit of ours.  The mistake was made in letting my guard down. It seemed for sure that perhaps our family had changed, and was indeed growing in Christ. Tonight proved to be a set back for sure. I hated that it happened, but there comes a time, when a person, even a Christian gets tired of being slapped around. (Proverbially speaking, not literally)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Veil

Talk about a sweet realization. Here for about a month, the family has been getting together for a Bible Study. No curriculum is being used, just verses and praise reports being shared. Questions asked, topics discussed and fellowship had.

Touch Not Mine Anointed!

....and do my prophets no harm! I cringe when I recall the church attendance in my past. How often I would stick my chest out, and proclaim this verse to all who would listen. As if I were God's top dog? Puuuuleeeze! Yet, all my other church comrades were proclaiming this, as were a few of our preachers and deacons, so surely we couldn't all be wrong, could we?

In a word---yes.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

"I'll storm the gates of heaven for him!" exclaimed a friend of mine, worried about a friend with serious health problems. The friend's doctor had previously totally botched up a surgery to remove some cancer, or to straighten out some twisted intestines or something. Whatever it was, the surgery didn't work, and the friend awoke in more pain than when he went under. The doctor's response? "Sorry, nothing I can do" and left him laying in pain on the hospital bed.  I was appalled at the situation. I don't know whatever became of him, as we've since lost touch. Seems I heard that the doctor was sued, and another specialist brought in. Although the problem wasn't totally fixed, the new doctor was able to offer him some relief from the pain.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Tick! Tock! Goes the clock

It's nearing 11:00pm. I lay flat on my back gazing up at the ceiling. Sleep should have came hours ago.  Sleep has evaded me. Typical, though, for the first day back to work. Staring at the clock on my nightstand, the hands seem to crawl around the face. I close my eyes, and within seconds, they pop back open on their own accord.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Love is Patient (??)

Back in the day, one of the popular 'doodling' for students not paying attention would be to fill out the, "Love is....." phrase. Of course, there were as many different endings as there were students not paying attention. However, one of the most famous phrases perhaps is the definition of love found in I Corinthians 13. Start right off with, "love is patient".

Thursday, August 12, 2010

3 Reasons To Go To Church(?)

This was recently posted on a friend's status message in one of the online social networks:
Three good reasons to go to church. 1. Because I want to! 2. Because I get to! 3. Because the Bible says to! Hebrews 10:25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage and warn each other, especially now that the day of His coming back again is drawing near. NLT

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Will a Man Rob God?

How many of us know that passage? Yep, you know it--the good ole Malachi 3:8. Many a sermon has included this scripture to guilt people into giving. I've heard a few of those myself. Tied to this, was the "look at what all Jesus has done for you, couldn't you at least pay your tithes like you should? He only asks for 10%." and so it goes.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Be still, my pen

Thank you, Lord, for stilling my pen.

Interesting how God works. I had another post halfway finished before a quick thunderstorm shut down the power in the entire northern part of our county for a couple of hours.

Don't worry--you didn't miss anything.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Open my heart, Lord

During our weekly Bible Study, we were reading II Corinthians 6 where Paul is imploring the Saints at Corinth to open their hearts towards Paul and his companions:

 11We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you. 12We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us. 13As a fair exchange—I speak as to my children—open wide your hearts also.