Speaking of worries, has money ever been a concern for you? Have you ever robbed Peter to pay Paul? A few months ago I scanned a check into my bank account via my smart phone. For some reason the check didn’t go through and I didn’t learn until months later. Well, the check isn’t that much, roughly $60. It was brought to my attention that the check didn’t clear and that another check would be issued. That was around the middle of July. I thought this was wonderful, because after being in the hospital for three days . . .\
Have you ever felt torn between being a good Christian and being who the world wants you to be? Have you been guilty of trying to justify today’s watered down standards with the Bible? Do you have a battle in your mind between what is right (what the news media says is right or what the Church says is right)? . . .
Do you feel alive or do you feel like you are stuck in a depression or darkness from which you cannot return? Do you feel like life is weighing you down? Do you have trouble believing in God? . . .
Sometimes when we are starting what we know will be a busy week, we can combat our anxiety by clinging to what is good . . .
Have you ever been painting or tiling a floor, when you suddenly notice that you have tiled yourself into a corner? It has happened to us. How aggravating! Sometimes the same things happen to Christians making faith-based assertions. Have you ever drawn a blank when challenged? . . .
Have you ever been on such a tight schedule that you have every minute planned? Do you feel like unexpected events throw you off course? Well . . .
Have you ever been so excited that you just can’t wait for something to happen? Tomorrow we are giving my grandson a birthday party. He turned three on the 18th, but I’m still excited. Funny, when I was a child it seem to take so long for birthdays to come around. Now . . .
Last week I was listening to a group of people in our community talk about “how this person should do this, and this person should do that” to make the community better. Have you ever participated in a similar discussion? Of course, the answer is . . .
Sometimes as adults we are scared too. Have you ever felt like you were searching for something and just couldn’t decide which way to go? Do you ever feel like you are running around in circles never making any progress? . . .
Have you ever felt like everyone is against you? Do you feel hopeless and afraid? Does it seem like things couldn’t possibly be worse? We have all felt this way from time to time. However, there are some challenges that are so big that we just can’t face them alone . . .