Tag: Hope

There are so many subjects, situations, and lessons that we can gather from the book of Genesis. In the closing chapters of the book, here are some things that stood out to me. The family situations from Abraham on down to Joseph were complicated at best. Sometimes in our aerial view of these people in the book of Genesis, we have a tendency to think that there was perfect faith and obedience while serving God. However, when we look at…

“Take heed that no one deceives you.” -Jesus, Matthew 24:4b Everyone loves a good story of victory over evil. What “Left Behind” brings about is a story of faith, persecution, and victory of those who are faithful to God. You may say that there is nothing wrong with that. You may say that every Christian needs to know that victory will be coming in order to increase their faith. But is there something else that is being left behind in…

Why is that when some NFL players want to express how they feel about America during the National Anthem, they are condemned as though they do not have the right to feel the way they do? And why do these players marginalize America in a narrow perspective, offending those who love our country so much? What makes the United States so great is that we have a variety of thoughts that can be expressed in a variety of ways. We…

Most people who want to follow God have a difficult time letting go of experiences of the past. These experiences come up periodically to haunt them and no matter how hard they try, they cannot suppress them. So these experiences drag them down and take up space in their minds where God needs to be. Then there are those who want to follow God, but their love for things of this world keep taking up their time so they never end…

How do you think it would make you feel if you knew that someone who is your friend was going to betray you? How would you handle the situation? Maybe you would try to catch them in the act. Or maybe you would tell someone else what was going to happen so that you could rally others to your side. Our human nature can be so bipolar in a situation like that. At one moment you are thinking good thoughts…

A recent fad is to go to some of these websites to take personality tests. You have seen them: What kind of ___ are you? People succumb to the Confirmation Bias, which is “the tendency to remember or notice information that fits one’s expectations while forgetting discrepancies.” -Introduction to Psychology: Gateways to Mind and Behavior(1). We don’t need to find out who we are by answering these questions on some websites. We also don’t need to be limited by astrology signs and…

I don’t know exactly why I don’t look forward to trash day. I guess it’s because I have to go around the house and gather the trash from the other rooms. I always seem to be in a hurry because I have to get to work and I never seem to get out of the house in time. The crazy thing is that it only takes a few extra minutes, but it seems to be such a hassle to me. But if…

Last month was the first time in my life when someone very close to me passed away. I have been in a writing slump because I wanted to write about my Mom, but really needed to step away for a while and gather all of my thoughts… and there are many about my Mom. In my early years, my Mom and I didn’t seem to get along well. There was the rebellious spirit in me that assisted in the situation…