Posts Tagged ‘Difficulty’

The hero in all of us

Did you grow up with comic books?  I certainly did along with many of my friends.  I wish I had kept some of those old comics.  Today they can be worth a fortune. I read that a 1938 Superman comic was found in the wall of an old house in Minnesota. It’s valued at $137,000.…

Read More

Praying for Ukraine

It’s hard to believe what we’re seeing right now. The country of Ukraine is being invaded and the citizens are in peril. Our mission agency, Missions Door, has several missionaries in the country, but you may not know that all of our missionaries are indigenous. In other words, Ukraine is their home and therefore they’re…

Read More

Elections

Elections weren’t generally popular during Bible times. Yes, ancient Greece was a “democracy” in theory, but according to Encyclopedia Britannica Online, it wasn’t until the 17th century that representative democracy used voting as the primary decision-making process. Leaders in the early church were chosen or appointed based on character. In fact, the selection of Elders…

Read More

The current divide in America

Are you deeply bothered by the current divide in America? I am. Winston S. Churchill once said, “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.”  I believe the true divide between people is internal. It seems to me that what we are observing in the world and America is first a…

Read More

Bruised for our sake

In the world of politics, there will always be those who say they “feel your pain” but have not actually experienced the pain and difficulty you may be going through. Their statement might seem a bit disingenuous. Jesus is no politician, but when He says He feels your pain, He’s lived it. Isaiah 42:3 says…

Read More

Who you gonna call?

The coronavirus has left all of us vulnerable. What we “thought” we could control, our jobs, our health, our future, we now know what internally we all suspected. We really can’t control anything. We never could, but we would fool ourselves into thinking that we  know it all and could do it all. So as…

Read More

Just a little help…

I don’t think there’s anybody who doesn’t feel good when they help somebody out…even if it’s difficult or inconvenient. I remember getting a call from a friend who had car trouble. He called me for assistance. I have to say, I was a little reluctant to help…well…very reluctant. The reason was pretty simple.  He was…

Read More

Life’s uncertainities

I’m old enough to remember what happened on November 22, 1963. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. I was in grade school, but I remember the fear and uncertainty I felt. All my classmates felt it as well. I also remember September 11, 2001. Four coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States. This time as…

Read More

Wake up!

Yet even now,” declares the LORD, “Return to Me with all your heart, And with fasting, weeping and mourning; And rend your heart and not your garments ” Now return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness And relenting of evil.    Joel 2:12-13            …

Read More

You’re not alone!

Despair and depression do something to you. The way you think changes. There is a strong tendency to be more self-centered focusing on your issues solely. The nature of depression is interesting. Here’s a quick primer. According to Web MD, most people feel sad or depressed at times. It’s a normal reaction to loss or…

Read More