Laugh, Don’t Cry

I Thessalonians 5:16-18: “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (NIV). Debt…medical problems…aging parents…overbooked schedule…disrespectful children.  If I could sit down with each of you, the problems you are facing would probably look different, but the feelings about them might be very similar.Continue reading “Laugh, Don’t Cry”

Trust Is A Two-Way Street

Psalm 111: 7-8: “The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy. They are established for ever and ever, enacted in faithfulness and uprightness” (NIV). During the conversation I referred to last time that I had with my daughter, we talked about how trust and obedience go hand and hand.  IfContinue reading “Trust Is A Two-Way Street”

The Childhood Staircase

Hebrews 12:11: “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it” (NIV). My daughter and I had a pretty interesting discussion regarding discipline about a month ago.  I explained to her that she’s disciplined because she’sContinue reading “The Childhood Staircase”

The Benefits of Sculpting

Isaiah 64:8: “Yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand”(NIV). My day job is as a medical transcriptionist.  Among the doctors I type for are various psychiatrists who administer medications to people.  These medications help regulate the systems in theContinue reading “The Benefits of Sculpting”

A Life of Fear Isn’t Fun

II Timothy 1:7: “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline” (NIV). Let’s be honest.  Living in fear really isn’t living.  Being afraid can keep you from trying new things, taking chances, or making fun memories.  If you’re one that becomes paralyzed with fear, itContinue reading “A Life of Fear Isn’t Fun”