“Pain Is Weakness Leaving The Body” Easy Hard Things Pt 1

5and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons,             “MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD,             NOR FAINT WHEN YOU ARE REPROVED BY HIM; 6FOR THOSE WHOM THE LORD LOVES HE DISCIPLINES,             AND HE SCOURGES EVERY SON WHOM HE RECEIVES.” 7It is for discipline that you endure;…

I Win.

21For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22But if I go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. So what shall I choose? I do not know. 23I am torn between the two. I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better…

Gut Check: Enemies

"Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord God: and not that he should return from his ways and live?" Ez 18:23   Ah. There's a gut check for us. Are we wanting our enemies to die or to be saved?

Gut Check: Am I Sinning?

I admit, I'm a little scattered today.  Struggling with whether something is a sin or not (it is not obviously a sin, but that does not mean I am not sinning.  Intent is bigger than action), checking my spiritual temperature.  Waiting on the labs. I don't know if this is something I'm not acknowledging is…

Seriously?

"There are many roads to God" For an unbeliever to say that is relatively understandable.  They do not have the Holy Spirit, they do not know the truth. But for a CHRISTIAN to say that is unutterably cruel....and not just for the obvious reasons of blasphemy.  Or even because that means they are leading others…

A Bout Of Spiritual Flu

One moment you feel fine. The next moment, your throat is on fire and you feel like you got hit by a truck. Welcome to the wonderful world of influenza, that pesky little group of malcontent germs that have tormented folk for centuries. It wracks the body with fever and chills and coughs.  The body…