(Note: This is from my Lent Sermon Series Give It Up. Each week I am speaking into the things that we need to give up for more than 40 Days, but for the rest of our lives.) Lent is traditionally a season when we give up something for 40 days. And nearly all people take it [...]
Once again our nation is reeling from yet another act of senseless violence, though it made perfect sense to Nikolas Cruz. And thus my question this morning: Why, oh Lord, why did this happen? There are those who will answer my question, but with the wrong answer. "It's the gun laws, rather, the lack of [...]
I owe this blog to a challenge from Dawn at Inspiration with an Attitude. It's one of many blogs that I follow and if you're not following her, you might want to. I say this because if I offend someone with this blog, blame Dawn. She responded to an earlier blog, Seeds Live Truthfully with [...]
So, my friend, listen closely;
don’t treat my words casually.
Why should you allow strangers to take advantage of you?
Why be exploited by those who care nothing for you?
It is helpful to know that some people really don’t care for me. In fact, they care nothing at all. They don’t have my best interest at heart and are hard-hearted. I need to be wise to discern that reality. I have opened myself up to it before. It is no fun, as we all know.
God has a goaland some wisdom for me. I need to listen carefully and closely. Jesus said “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.”
I can ignore wisdom but it will lead me to ruin and regret. I will be exploited, taken advantage of and tossed aside…
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How sad that those with mental illness are still being treated different than say someone with cancer…Let’s pray and WORK together so that people with mental illness are treated no different than those with other diseases…
“Why did you do this? Now they are going to kill me” Those were my sons last words as he was escorted from his Grandma & Grandpas by the Port St. Lucie Police Force in the early morning hours of December 6th, 2017. Every fear he had imagined over the past few weeks had just came true, the government stole him.
The following week he whispered into the phone “If I disappear mom, I didn’t kill myself” still convinced that the hospital staff was trying to poison him and that any minute the government was coming to kill him. His worst nightmare happened yet again, as police officers barged into the mental health facility he had be remanded too for trying to kill himself in jail, and ripped him out of a suicide observation room.
Now he sits in Port St. Lucie Jail in a Behavioral Unit on 23-24 hour…
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This I have noticed, not all of the “Hard Sayings” of Jesus are hard because they are difficult to understand what He means. Speaking for myself, I find many of them hard—not because they are hard to understand—they are hard because they are easy to understand. The difficulty is in what they demand if we [...]
I don’t know about you, but this has been and continues to be a difficult series for me; perhaps even more than the Messy Grace series last year. And I’ve noticed that there are a few that are heeding the disclaimer and are staying away, like with the Messy Grace series. And I am OK [...]
(This is part 2 of my current sermon series called "The Hard Sayings Of Jesus") Let’s go ahead and get the disclaimer out of the way: OK, we are looking at the hard sayings of Jesus. Let’s briefly go over again how Jesus communicated the Truth. He told stories/parables about Kingdom Truth. He spoke some [...]
(This is from my current sermon series on the Hard Sayings of Jesus. Feedback welcomed and encouraged) There is a tendency among us “church-goers” to focus on the kinder and gentler Jesus. We love the Jesus that is kind and gentle because, well, that’s what we really need. For one reason, we live in a [...]
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