Posts from February 2014

Posts from February 2014

A GOOD NAME

Many remember the sufferings of the righteous Job in the Old Testament.  One avalanche of adversity after another rolls over the poor man. Desert pirates plunder his wealth.  A sudden storm leaves his ten beautiful children dead in the rubble.  Painful sores plunge him into unrelenting misery.  He sits on a heap of ashes at the county landfill, scraping his sores, his…

BACK TO BASICS

A number of years ago there was a best-seller entitled All I Really Need to Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum. Fulghum provoked smiles and nods of agreement with some of the basic, common-sense things he learned in Kindergarten such as: 1. Share everything. 2. Play fair. 3. Don’t hit people. 4. Put things back where you found them. 5. CLEAN UP YOUR…

HIDDEN STRENGTH

The Scriptures tell the story of young Joseph, beloved son of his aging father, Jacob. The godly young man is sold into slavery by his own envious brothers.  Reduced to servitude in the house of an Egyptian named Potiphar, Joseph resists the advances of his boss’s wife. His reason?  “How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?”   For Joseph, this has…

THE BATTLE WITHIN

“I could just kick myself!” Ever said something like that?  Sure you have.  Me too. You spoke or acted before you thought.  You lost your cool.  You succumbed to the same old weakness.  You made a fool of yourself.  Sometimes it’s like you’re standing outside of yourself, watching yourself in slow motion, and you want to holler:  “Stop!”  But this person you’re shouting…