When you slip and fall down your first instinct is to pick yourself up and brush off any trace of the embarrassing incident. In regards to the times when we slip up and fall short of the standards that our Heavenly Father set for us, our first instinct, well for me, is to run. To run from Him. To avoid Him. Avoid reading His Word. … Continue reading Slipping and Falling
I am in a crisis.
A number of things in my life look dead and hopeless. My lake seems to be filled with rotten fish at the moment.
My family – rotten tilapia.
My job search – rotten tuna.
My relationships – semi-rotting sardines. Continue reading Why Can’t I Trust Jesus?
James 5:13 – 18
13Are any of you suffering hardships?
You should pray.
Are you happy? You should sings praises
James does not beat around the bush in this scripture, or in the rest of the book of James. I like him for that. I really, really struggled with reading my bible even after taking the steps to get to know God through His Word. But when I came across the book of James, I could not stop reading it. His words are straight to the point. They were beautifully harsh and gave me a wake up call on a lot the things that I was doing or had done that did not please God. It was like I was reading my own diary and the harsh reality was shocking. A veil was being lifted and I could see my faults. When you have lived in the World for so long, everything becomes normalised.
Normal for me was drinking hard liquor on a train so I would be buzzed before arriving to an event….
For now, I will just say that I was and still am grateful to James for his sobering words.
All eyes are on the West, specially the USA. Even the country’s frenemy, Russia is looking to the West at the extraordinary event that has unfolded. Extraordinary in that no one could actually believe that a reality TV show host has managed to become President of the USA. Especially on the heels of a political campaign that was less about life-changing policies to bring unity … Continue reading Pray for Donald Trump
When I think of the hardships in my life, past and present, it is human nature to think “why me?” “Why is my life so hard?”
Rewind to two days ago. I was blissfully confident that I knew just what Jesus had meant. I mean it was pretty clear-cut.
DO. NOT. WORRY.
Yet, unbeknownst to me there was an imminent battle on the horizon where I would experience what He truly meant. Continue reading Merimnao
This very Tuesday morning, I posted on Twitter my own #TuesdayMotivation pearls of wisdom hoping to encourage someone, yet I, the encourager need encouragement to motivate me regarding several areas of my life.
More recently, I needed a hashtag on Monday to encourage me to get out of this week’s mental slump. Continue reading #HashtagLifestyle