don’t miss… the way to bear…

This morning... in my reading through... I came to a verse... that strikes close to home...Foolish children bring grief to their fatherand bitterness to the one who gave them birth.Proverbs 17:25 NLTbitterness... the Hebrew... memer... defined by the Dictionary of Biblical Languages as... bitterness... grief... a mental state of personal anguish or regret... implying annoyance toward… Continue reading don’t miss… the way to bear…

seeing the glass half-empty…

Somewhere in my early teens... I became very critical... not only readily seeing faults around me... but in myself...I'm quick to note what's wrong... whether I vocalize it or not... and have a knack for imagining the worst case scenario... given any situation...I'm not sure what lies at the root of this oblique perspective... attitude...… Continue reading seeing the glass half-empty…

serving on the sly…

As I've tested this concept of... waiting on the Lord... for renewed energy......those who wait on the LordShall renew their strength...Isaiah 40:31 NKJVI've discovered... another benefit... a change in attitude... when serving others... on the sly... in secret...Jesus taught..."...But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so… Continue reading serving on the sly…

silencing the cymbal…

Cluttered thoughts... lead to a cluttered heart...Feeling like a clanging cymbal... as the day begins... love lacking... in action and word...If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.1Corinthians 13:1 ESV(my emphasis)Approaching life with muddled thoughts of grumbling... discontent... self-pity...Love is patient… Continue reading silencing the cymbal…