Perfectionism is Negotiable

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” II Corinthians 12:9 (NIV).   Why does it always seem when I’m particularly frustrated with an actionContinue reading “Perfectionism is Negotiable”

Swimming in a Different River – Part II

“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you” Psalm 119:11 (NIV). Last time we talked about how staying in the same unhealthy environment does not promote permanent change.  However there are things we can do to help make positive changes more permanent. For myself, when I seek outContinue reading “Swimming in a Different River – Part II”

Swimming in a Different River – Part I

“Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons! Look at it!” II Corinthians 5:17 (The Message).   My husband and I attended a lecture given by Steven Osterhout, DC, regarding health andContinue reading “Swimming in a Different River – Part I”

Failure or Success? Part III

“because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set youfree from the law of sin and death” Romans 8:2 (NIV).   Last time we looked at three examples of the way Jesus treated people’s mistakes. Since we know God is consistent and doesn’t change, then we can be confident HeContinue reading “Failure or Success? Part III”

Come On, Just This Once

“This is a startling revelation for Christians, but we will always be tempted in the area of our weakness…(God) is setting us up to succeed. The only way we can truly succeed is by confronting our weaknesses and overcoming them” (Robert Morris). Does the above statement depress you as much as it did me? MyContinue reading “Come On, Just This Once”

My Part – Part I

“Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way” Colossians 3:15-17 (The Message).   As I watched my husband drive off to work this morning, earlier than usual, I realized how much I have taken for granted the sacrificesContinue reading “My Part – Part I”