Serving The Community: One Way To Overcome Depression

Do you want to break the bonds of depression and anxiety during this pandemic?  One way is to find a need in your community and help to meet the need (s). Jesus said, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Paul wrote, “ Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too” Philippians 4:3-4.  ...

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The Seven Elements of A Power Prayer That Brings Contentment #1

The Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6:19-13 gives us seven elements of a daily prayer that should be continual conversation through the day with God. The first thing to do early in the morning is to GIVE THANKS TO JESUS.   I advocate that the first time you open your eyes in the morning that you breathe a sentence or two of thanks to Jesus for blessing you with even the ability to rise up for another day to do His will and follow Him completely. Matthew 6:9 says, "Pray like this: Our Father in heaven...

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How To “Gang Up” On Your Grudges

We are going to discuss a problem that is responsible for the poisonous attitude that we have in our society.  It is the problem of “holding grudges.”  Grudges are causing great physical, emotional, and spiritual damage to our society. 

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Frustrated By The Future, Absent From Today

Right now, I am frustrated by the future.  I am wondering what is going to happen in the school system that I am teaching in.  Will we start on time?  What kind of teaching will we be doing?  The list of questions could go on concerning this subject.  Then, I start playing guessing games

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One Spark Can Cause A Flame of Destruction: Watching What We Say

d A story revealed in an article written by Joshua Rogers here captured my attention recently.  This story explains what is causing such prejudice in our society today.  This reason needs to be identified. Mr. Rogers told of a time that he and his wife were at a party.  He happened to be standing around, talking when he overheard a person speaking about his wife.  He reveals what she said, “I tell you what,” said the woman snidely with a laugh, “she looks Mexican if you ask me!” Mr. Rogers...

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4 Ways To Pray When Your Life Is Stuck In Neutral

Our lives are stuck in neutral. We like our freedom to move about in America.  We love to have things our way and not be stopped and threatened if we don’t do certain things.  That is why we see the gathering of the storm clouds in the nation with protests in several states. In some of the areas, officials have taken away certain guaranteed rights that we have and have said people would receive a fine if they did not obey. People are going stir crazy right now. The four walls of our houses are...

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If You Don’t Have Anything Good To Say, PRAY!!

I came across a post on a national television network’s Facebook page talking about the fact that the state governors were devoid of the ability to think straight when it came to opening up their states.  Several replies to the post were horrendous and horrible in their tone.  The intellectual capacity of the governors was questioned and demeaned in a vile way. Instead of coordinating a concerted effort to defeat the coronavirus effect in the US, we are divided and splintered.  Each group has...

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The Antidote for the Trash Talking Disease

Trash talking is prevalent in our society today.  Let’s start with politics.  One politician makes an interesting observation.  An opposing politician takes opposition to the statement.  He/she does not only voice his/her opposition, but he/she has to attack the person who made the first observation.  Words like fool, stupid, asinine, and idiot flows from the person’s mouth.  That person has the disease of trash talking. The Apostle Paul says that the Jesus follower is not to succumb to the verbal disease of trash talking. 

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Exterminate Trash Talking From Your Lips

Have you been guilty of trash-talking lately?  Trash talk is a boastful or insulting speech that has the intent to tear down a person’s ego and reputation.  Trash talk is a weapon used by opponents in an athletic contest to get into the mind of their opponent and distract them.  There’s too much trash talking is going on today. 

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Three Steps To Having Confidence In Chaos (Psalm 57)

During these days of the Coronavirus assault, we need to learn how to be confident during the chaos. We all feel like an invisible enemy is stalking us as we are waiting for it to attack.  We suffer from fear in our minds.  We suffer from trembling in our minds and bodies.  We have anxiety that imprisons our joy. Something needs to happen to make us confident in chaos …

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