Thirty years ago I was in my first internship as a minister, during the summer of 1986 between my Freshman and Sophomore years at Faulkner. I suppose I am thinking about this since Andrew is about to start his Sophomore year at Faulkner and Amy had lunch with someone with ties to Camp Wetoga and a … Continue reading Avoiding Sin
Temptation is a fact of life! There, I said it. The statement is true. We each face opportunities to do what is wrong, and many times we have the desire to see it through. Temptation! Even things that are for good purposes can become a snare toward evil. For instance, the desires that God placed … Continue reading Been Tempted Much?
Temptation is a fact of life! There, I said it. The statement is true. We each face opportunities to do what is wrong, and many times we have the desire to see it through. Temptation! Even things that are for good purposes can become a snare toward evil. For instance, the desires that God placed … Continue reading Tempted Much
Sharing my thoughts as I arrived at the Study this morning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti8uZAk1Mso Scott
I had a coupon for a free small cup of coffee from Krispy Kreme. The coupon was to expire by the end of this month, so I decided to use it today. A free cup of coffee, with no purchase necessary. NICE! I like free? I went a mile out of my way to get this … Continue reading Was it Free?!?
Peter says, "Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world." (1Pe 5:8-9). Our enemy knows our tendencies, do we know his? Satan knows … Continue reading Knowing the Enemy’s Method
Although I posted this a couple of years ago. While looking through the archives, I thought, "Hey, this is worth repeating."A while back someone sent me a recipe claiming that you can make a chocolate cake in five minutes. I had my doubts. But the temptation of a chocolate cake in a mere five minutes … Continue reading Something Tempting
Each and everyone of us faces temptations in one or more areas of our lives. I do not know what tempts you to pull away from or hide from God, but there is something, and you know what that something is. So does our enemy the devil! He knows my weaknesses as well as yours, … Continue reading Lead Me Not Into Temptaion, I Can Find The Way Myself.
When I was a much younger minister, a young person I attempted to help spiritually, had a battle with an addiction. This young adult tried to fight their addiction, but ended up needing help, beyond what I or the church leaders could provide. With their parent's guidance and the help of local counselors they checked … Continue reading ******s Anonymous
I am not a runner, I have friends who are. I used to run up and down a basketball court and for a while I ran bleachers to keep in shape. Now a local orthopedic doctor tells me that that is no longer a good idea. I am supposed to keep to walking and build … Continue reading What Weighs You Down?