One theme I write about often is understanding and embracing my progressive sanctification in Christ, being transparent about my sinfulness in my old flesh and about my frustrations with my slow progress in Christ. Today I turn the coin to the other side, and I want to write about my rejoicing in and praising God … Continue reading Rejoicing in Christ
I wish I could describe what mornings are like for me when My body/brain tries to wake up. The brain: high pitched noise, can't think or function much, dizzy, groggy, can't come out of the sleep. The body-stiff, slow moving, pain in various areas. It feels like trying to resurrect from the dead, but without … Continue reading Morning Vent for the Suffering
I am so convicted. I’m reading The NIV Application Commentary on Revelation by Craig S. Keener (Zondervan 2000) as part of my personal Bible studies/devotions and everything quoted in this post is from that book/author. Besides learning a whole new better way of looking at interpreting Revelation and apocalyptic/prophetic books generally, I am receiving such … Continue reading Need motivation?
I recently watched a movie called Hidden Figures. Well, actually, I drafted this on 3/2/18, so it was around then. A year and a half ago is recent when you’re in your sixties. And you never know what you’ll find when you attempt to clean off your desk. Hidden Figures is about three African American … Continue reading Little life-it’s enough.
I have not been well enough to write any new posts for a while, though many ideas often swirl through my mind. I thought this post might be good to repeat today and I hope it encourages someone. It encouraged me as I re-read it this morning while I was shuffling through and trying to … Continue reading Bears Repeating
Today I had the privilege of attending my Bible Study Fellowship class in person and receiving the lecture after the discussion group live. (It is a wonderful and rare thing for me to feel well and able in the morning.) Despite feeling fidgety and not wanting to sit inside on a rare sunny day (in … Continue reading Tears
I haven't felt like writing or doing or sharing much of anything lately. Winter tends to be hard on me, and each year it gets harder. It's becoming difficult for me to tell the difference between my sickness, fatigue, "brain fog" etc. and just laziness or discouragement. I feel like I am coming back out … Continue reading Today I am alive.
Warning, this post is about 1600 words long -- you may want to relax and get a nice beverage when you have time to ponder this. A friend loaned me Happiness by Randy Alcorn. I gave it a light read. It's a very worthwhile book. I'm preparing this "review" and summary mainly for my own … Continue reading Happiness by Alcorn (A Personal Review)
Psalm 23 has become one of my main Bible life lines. It isn't just a Psalm for a funeral recitation. When depression, anxiety, illness, or other "enemies" attack me, reciting and praying this Psalm has proven reliable to help me in time of need. I hope it might be a help to someone else. My … Continue reading Psalm 23 Prayers
As part of my focus on cooperating with God for my practical obedience of God, I have been studying and meditating on Biblical joy/emotional happiness. Studying it, thinking about it, and asking God for joy, is helping me hold all my thoughts captive to the obedience of Jesus Christ which is increasing my emotional joy … Continue reading Reasons to Live With Happiness and Joy