In the garden, couldn't God have told Adam and Eve beforehand what consequences would come for both them and every generation after them if they ate of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? But of course, He most certainly could have. But He didn't. Why? Why watch us, His beloved creation, or so … Continue reading Obedience, or relationship?
How often have we heard about seeking God for who He is, for His heart, and not for His hand, as in a hand out, as in, His benefits? What person wants a gold-digger (or, "benefit-digger") for a lover? Don't we as people, as individuals, want to be loved precisely for who we are versus … Continue reading Love and benefits
An excerpt from a lovely little book, Napkin Notes, by Garth Callaghan: "There were twin boys. They were young - probably around six. Although the boys were twins, their personalities were incredibly different. One was extremely happy and the other was extremely anxious. The parents took the boys to see a counselor. The counselor devised an exam. … Continue reading Fear, or Opportunity?
I remember when I first began working out. I was an insecure teenager that wanted to finally feel comfortable in her skin. A funny thing happened when I joined my first gym. Sure, I was taught a few basics between using the cardiovascular equipment, the strength machines, and free weights. I even had a visualisation … Continue reading Focus
Some enemies come as calamities through the front door, loud and clamorous, clearly seeking to kill, steal and destroy our lives. Others take a gentler, more subtle approach. They crawl in the back window. They come in a harmless form, even offering to help in the kitchen. You know, we go through life experiences and … Continue reading The Sneak
How much of our lives are spent trying to make it look like we have it all together? This self-image, self-pedestal producing mindset .. It is self-destroying. Sooner or later we will each come to the realization that 1. We don't have it all together, 2. We won't have it all together, 3. We can't … Continue reading Pedestals of Sand
07.11.2015 Victory Sound It started off faint. So faint, I felt as if I had to pretend I was hearing it. But it was real, I couldn’t deny it. You know, faith. I have heard about this song, this song of victory. But I wondered, did it exist? I believed it did. I’d been told … Continue reading Victory Sound