How Far Will You Go?

Who Influences You? Setting boundaries in relationships differ from person to person but how and where we “draw the line” will contribute greatly to our peace with God and with mankind. It is clear in God’s word that who we allow to have influence in our lives is critical, “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good…

Rattling the Saber

Tell us, when shall these things be? It seems like the world is on fire with war. It is not that the world has ever known peace, the world has been at war for the entire history of humanity. Many are living in fear that North Korea’s dictator, Kim Jong Un's "saber rattling" will lead…

Wounded Hearts and Broken Spirits

Why me! Is an often-uttered comment when people find themselves in difficult or broken relationships. The truth of the matter is we often are the authors or significantly contribute to the problems in our lives. This also holds true in the condition of our relationships with the people in our lives. The words we speak…

Swimming in the Sewer

Rain Storms Bring Welcome Relief Born and raised in the fifties into a poor family in Oklahoma, we took advantage of every form of entertainment when it came available. One of my favorite distractions was summer rain storms. I always looked forward to heavy rain storms. Not only did they bring welcome relief in the…

Ship Wrecked on Christian Island

Welcome to my Group An often quoted proverb “Great minds think alike” has its roots in the 17th century and has been re-cast by many in the last 5 centuries. The commonly accepted understanding of this axiom is when you find someone else holding the same opinion or have the same ideas about a subject, you include…

Abundance or Impoverished

The Collector Chapter 30 is one of the two chapters in the book of Proverbs not written by Solomon. A man named Agur takes credit for this chapter. Agur's name is derived from the Hebrew word that is understood as “collector.” Perhaps his name is descriptive of Agur’s behavior and habits.    Agur self-defines himself as…

Punked by the Preacher

What Does God's Word Really Say? "Punked" as described by an easy online search is a way to describe someone ripping you off, tricking you, teasing you or disrespecting you. It is spiritually depressing to consider how many people do not seek to know what God’s word actually says and means.  Have you heard or…

Did I Say That?

Effective Communication is Vital Often what we say is not what people hear. The opposite is also true when what we thought what we said is not what was communicated. The ability to effectively communicate our thoughts and ideas in both the written and the spoken form is the key to a productive and successful…