It has been a long road of recovery, one that has and still takes unexpected twists and turns. Pain has not been conquered by medication and treatments. Time may heal all wounds but moving like I am a 90 year old until I am 90 years old isn’t as much time healing all wounds as it is time and wounds finally matching. Through all this there is one thing that hurts the most and it probably isn’t what you would expect.(more…)
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Romans 5:3-5 (NIV)
There are only two choices left once a person buys into a marketing strategy for faith in Christ.
One choice is to go for full disclosure after the person joins the collective of Christ followers and hope they will stay because it has become part of their lives…It is more likely that once a person finds out the actual teachings a Christ follower follows, trouble in the church is coming. Either they will speak out and try to change the beliefs of the Christ followers or leave the collective creating questions about the direction of the church and its effectiveness.(more…)
My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. John 17:15 (NIV)
…continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
There were two men.
Both found their way to fame and fortune. Each one enjoys their position as influencers. Both lived life to the fullest enjoying everything that money could buy. Each have been the subject of rumours about unfaithfulness to their significant other. Both have demonstrated an unquenchable thirst for sexual exploits. Each one at different times called themselves a Christian. Both still maintain they are Christians to this day. They appear to be very similar but they couldn’t be more black and white.(more…)