I received a comment from my “Are you hungry?” post. Instead of posting a lengthy comment there I have decided to write one here. The question posted was, “Is it possible to be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sad at the same time?” There were several thoughts that came to mind as I read … More A sad face is good for the heart
I don’t have the opportunity to see either of my parents very much. In fact almost never. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen either of my parents. I was hoping to make the rounds this Thanksgiving and Christmas season to see them both. My Dad is in South Georgia and my Mom is … More Are you being changed?
Passages I am reading these past few days. John 14:12-14. Take note of verse 13. 12I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13And I will do whatever you ask … More Heavenly Father’s Day
I was reading Mark 6 and 7 this morning. In Mark 6:45-56, he writes about Jesus walking on the water. The disciples were told by Jesus to go ahead of him across the lake. Once they had gotten about halfway across the winds picked up and hindered their progress… When I was a Youth Pastor, I had a tremendous … More Take courage…
As I mentioned at the begninning of the month, a part of keeping focus in June is to read Mark. As I read these chapters there are a couple of things that pop out to me. Jesus led by example… He taught… Displayed his teaching through actions and then sent his disciples out to do … More “Who touched me?”
I originally posted this on Trifilo’s Journey Group Blog on March 15, 2008. I’ve been thinking about trust these past few days. And thought about this too. ***************************** We ate Chinese tonight!! Lori said she would take me out to dinner on the tip money she made this week… she was ready to do anything … More Fortune Cookies and all sorts of other blessings.
What a challenging week this past week has been. That which I face has not been solved. I have no idea where the solution is going to come from. I know God has a solution and that is what is mind blowing. I’m just one person on this planet. Think about it for a second… you … More There’s no excuse
As I read these verses in Philippians 4:8-9, Paul states, ”…I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious – the best, not the worst, the beautiful, not the ugly, things to praise, not things to curse….” (The Message). So my response: To put down those … More What’s on your mind?
Yesterday I wrote about “an unguarded moment” in my life. That moment took place in the early Spring of 2000. I catch myself sometimes thinking a lot about times that have gone by. It’s interesting to me that my children do the same. Just the other day one of them made the comment that she … More An unguarded moment (pt 2)
Genesis 2:7 “God formed Man out of dirt from the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life. The Man came alive – a living soul!” (The Message). What a great morning it is! I got up with a cold… chills all over. The house is quiet and all I can hear are … More God is love.