How to be Courageous

How to be Courageous 2.1 My Story One of the first thoughts I had when my wife received the diagnosis that she had stage three Melanoma was how am I going to care for her and love her unconditionally until she dies. I knew the Melanoma was going to kill her unless God intervened. I… Continue reading How to be Courageous

Remember

Psalm 103 Teaches Us To Remember “Bless the Lord, oh my soul and all that is withing me, bless His Holy name.” Psalm 103:1 “As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is.” Proverbs 23:7 1. Remember His Forgiveness – Psalm 103:2, 10 “Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his… Continue reading Remember

Glimpsing Glory

Glimpsing Glory With Glimpsing Glory: Poems of Living & Dying, Praying & Playing, Belonging & Longing, Catherine Lawton delivers luminous, Christian spiritual walk poetry that blends the daily journey with God and the beauty and glory of God’s created world. Broken in topical areas of relating, relating, communing, trusting, living, dying, praying and word-playing, we… Continue reading Glimpsing Glory

It’s Okay to be Afraid

1.1 My Story My eyes locked on to the bloody spot on the lower left front of my wife Benita’s blouse. “What’s going on? What’s with the blood?” I asked pointing to the half-dollar sized strain. My heart was aching. It looked terrible, scary. I knew this couldn’t be good. Miss Benita gazed down toward… Continue reading It’s Okay to be Afraid

God’s Sovereignty

Proverbs 21 I recently read Proverbs 21. Proverbs 21 verse 1 immediately caught my attention. I meditated and reflected on the implications of Proverbs 21:1.  I read the verse in several different translations. Doing this helps me secure the meaning of the verse. Attributes of God’s Sovereignty Proverbs 21:1 deals directly with the attributes of… Continue reading God’s Sovereignty

Becoming a Peacemaker

Matthew 5:9 English Standard Version (ESV), “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” Peacemaking Is Not avoiding appeasing You Need To Be a Peacemaker Did You Know Unresolved Conflict … 1. Blocks your fellowship with God. 1 John 4:20-21(ESV), “If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he… Continue reading Becoming a Peacemaker

How To Get Reenergized

How To Get Reenergized Life in the fast lane can wear you out. Too many people are living and working in the fast lane.  The fast lane life has resulted in tired men and women and has sapped their energy and motivation. Many are faced with chronic fatigue. There are two types of fatigue: Physical… Continue reading How To Get Reenergized

How to Hang On

How to Hang On 23.1 My Story The date was April 11, 2018. The day of the week was Wednesday. I had awoken at the usual time of 5 AM. I stepped into the master bedroom where my wife was resting. I took her hand and held it. I leaned over the hospital bed and… Continue reading How to Hang On

How To Be Comforted During Times of Hardships and Trials

How To Be Comforted During Times of Hardships and Trials 22.1 My Story I thought I knew how to minister to hurting families and person’s facing death. My hubris said I was an expert. After all. I was a seminary trained minister and an ordained minister as well as an ordained deacon. I had made… Continue reading How To Be Comforted During Times of Hardships and Trials

How to Let the Lord Be Your Helper

How to Let the Lord Be Your Helper 21.1 My Story My wife’s diagnosis of Melanoma Cancer broke my heart. I promised myself I would be there for her. I would be there in good times. I would be there in bad times. I would care for her and celebrate every time we received good… Continue reading How to Let the Lord Be Your Helper