Lifetime of Devotion

Let your fountain be blessed, And rejoice in the wife of your youth. Prov 5:18 (NASB) My greatest joy in life in the Lord is my wife.  I often realize that through her God has granted me most everything worthwhile in my life.  She was the wife of my youth literally, and I do rejoice [...]

We Shall Never Forget?

  “…let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them…” Deut 20:3 (KJV) On 9/11/2001 I was working as the Senior Operations Manager for a 1.2 million square foot Super-Regional Shopping Mall.  My responsibilities included managing a budget of around $8 million; other responsibilities included the [...]

We Often Cannot See What God is Doing

Image: jscreationzs / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will be established. Prov 19:21 (RSV) My thoughts have been heavily directed lately bemoaning the fact that I left the business world and my career behind to earn a Master Degree some [...]

Anger

Image: Danilo Rizzuti / FreeDigitalPhotos.net BE ANGRY, AND yet DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity. Eph 4:26-27 (NASB) Well, as I start this blog I have to confess that I have blown it here more than once in my experiences.  [...]

Social Sciences? – Not Science at All

Image: Ambro / FreeDigitalPhotos.net But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron… 1 Tim 4:1-2 (NASB) The Christian of this day [...]

Depression & Anxiety – Part V

Image: renjith krishnan / FreeDigitalPhotos.net The mind of man plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. Prov 16:9 (NASB) Larry Burrows, in the movie Mr. Destiny, strugled with depression over missing that ball.  “If I had just hit that ball…I would be king.”  His life had taken him in one direction when he [...]

Depression and Anxiety, Part IV: Be Careful Trying to Chart Your Own Course!

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 (NASB) Mr. Destiny is one of my favorite movies.  I relate well to Larry Burrows.  What if I had not felt the calling of God in [...]

Depression and Anxiety – Part III

Image: Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net   Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” Isaiah 6:8 (NASB) No, really, Lord, send me! Hey, over here!  PICK ME, PICK ME! In elementary and middle school, I always [...]

Depression and Anxiety – Part II

Image: Master isolated images / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will be established. Prov 19:21 (RSV) In the summer of ’03 I found myself sitting in class being introduced to a concept that I resisted.  Depression and anxiety, including severe [...]

Depression & Anxiety- Part I

Image: africa / FreeDigitalPhotos.net   “For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. “ Romans 15:4 (NASB) I once heard that after 10 years of doing a certain thing, one is considered an expert in that field.  [...]


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