Winning in Life!

Ever fight a war with an enemy caused by an enemy you cannot see?  We all have—and do.  My current battle is a minor but aggravating one:  chigger bites.  Creatures so tiny, the head of a pin can hold two or three but their poison so vile it literally dissolves skin tissue.  At first, they … More Winning in Life!

Courage for Life!

Life is hard.  Suicide is NOT the answer. There are no easy answers and no short cuts to the clichéd idea of ‘a life worth living.’  The spate of suicides we’ve seen among the rich & famous scream out the emptiness of fame and fortune.  The devastating statistics on addiction declare a dead-end for escaping … More Courage for Life!

Difficulties Guaranteed. Choose Outcome: Weariness or Worship.

I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33 Difficulties and disappointments are guaranteed to come to every life.  The outcome of every situation is our choice.  We can … More Difficulties Guaranteed. Choose Outcome: Weariness or Worship.

Wounded by Friends

Caring about others makes you vulnerable in many ways.  The hurts our friends receive hurt us too.  We rise to their defense.  Those are hurts that can accomplish good.  They make us love harder and share one anothers’ burdens. We grow in strength together. There are other shared hurts that can be deadly.  Our friends’ weaknesses can … More Wounded by Friends

Choosing to Change

The Christian life is all about transformation…redemption that frees captive souls.  The Cross is the dividing line.  Jesus completed the Work and says, “It is finished.”  Our choice is this: Do we live on the earthly side..choosing to take responsibility for making ‘it’ happen OR Do we live on the eternal side…choosing to live in Christ knowing it … More Choosing to Change