A constantly complaining person is like a car with four flat tires. They’re stuck in misery while the rest of the world moves on with their lives.
Negativity shapes our worldview so we see the worst in everything and that takes us to the next step of permanent victimhood. Continue reading “Lessons from a recovering complainer”
“…blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed” (John 20:29).
I met a man a few years ago who said of the Declaration of Independence phrase, “…the pursuit of happiness,” that he didn’t really believe in that. He did believe, however, in the pursuit of “satisfaction.” Notwithstanding, the “happiness” phrase that made it to the final draft actually replaced a line about the right to own property, which is an interesting alternative.
Be that as it may, it seems that most people do want to find happiness, or peace, or satisfaction – whatever you want to call it – in life. It seems to be a primary motive for much of what people do. Even evil deeds are often done under the motive of personal peace or satisfaction. People generally do what they think will bring them the most happiness in life. Continue reading “No happiness down the rabbit hole”
Christians spend more time complaining about the Lord’s Church than they do examining the blessings within their grasp. We’re like the person who visits a world champion rose garden and only sees the thorns.
Continue reading “Is the Church a blessing or a curse?”
A life of value will have roses and thorns… Continue reading Life and roses
Rather than the desperation of those who eat, drink, and make merry because they expect to die like a dog tomorrow, Christians enjoy the pleasures of today, within their proper bounds, precisely because they have hope of life after death. Continue reading Enjoy life
God’s plan for marriage will lead to a beautiful, fulfilling relationship. Continue reading Protecting Our Spouse
Jesus’ question to his disciples is intriguing: “How is it you do not understand?” (Mark 8:21). Continue reading Missing The Big Picture