Dealing With Changes

A week ago, Shore Vineyard held a discussion called “How to Thrive in the Upcoming Financial Crisis”. The discussion centers on a book called “The Mystery of the Shemitah It’s a book written by Jonathan Cahn. I saw the video based on this book and it’s pretty good.

If you took the time and listened to the audio, then you will discover that we did more than talk about the book. We talked about solutions and a willingness to listen to God’s Word. I’ll give you, a hint. We did not talk about owning gold; as not everyone can afford it.

I am one of those people, who can’t afford to buy gold. What about me? How should I prepare for something, that may or may not happen? A wise man sees the upcoming trouble and takes prudent steps; so that he is not reacting to fear. 

As the discussion continues, I quietly asked Jesus and myself, “What should I do? How do I prepare for potential changes?” One thing certain, our country is definitely in a financial mess. You simply need to turn on Fox News or CNN. What’s next? Continue reading “Dealing With Changes”

How to Overcome the Fear of Being Different

https://1.gravatar.com/avatar/73cfdc895b9fc7dd9cf127bedd116b7d?s=128&d=mm&r=GThis morning, I asked the following question in a Google+ Community. Are you afraid of being seen as different or weird?  I asked this question in a community for Christians. It’s too early for any kind of reaction.

For me, I really don’t think about it. Why? I didn’t have a choice; as I was born with disabilities.  As a child, there is no escaping the obvious facts. I was born, both nearsighted and hard of hearing.  Let’s not kid ourselves; it’s going to be noticed. 

As a Christian, this reality has not changed. I am still going to be perceived as different; it simply became more noticeable. At the age of 50, one does get used to the idea of being different.

Hey, I did not say that “I’ve arrived! NOT! For the average Christian, the fear of being different is not so easily overcome. I know about those fears; as I experienced similar fears, when growing up.

The more things change; the more they remain the same! Did you know that quote is straight from Ecclesiastes 1:9? Would you like to read about some truths that really helped me? Continue reading “How to Overcome the Fear of Being Different”

Calling Superman!

One day, I came across a curious conversation on Facebook. My niece was telling of an interesting encounter. What happened? My niece was on a train and there was a man preaching God.  Sounds harmless, right?

There is just one thing. The man is wearing a Superman costume and preaching God. It seems the man thought he was Superman.

Continue reading “Calling Superman!”

Who Are My Brothers?

A few days ago, I was searching for some blogs to read and make possible comments.  As my interest leans towards politics and the Christian faith, I elected to see what other Christians were talking about.  As this is an election year, I did expect emotions to run high.

I was looking for ideas of what to write, this week. I would love to say that everyone was engaged in a civil debate. However, this is sadly not the case on the few alleged Christian sites I visited. It seems some have forgotten who their brothers and sisters are and that we’re to love one another. Continue reading “Who Are My Brothers?”

The Diligent Hand

Recently, I have been reminded of an old proverb:

4Poor is he who works with a negligent hand,
But the (A)hand of the diligent makes rich.  [Proverbs 10:4 NASB]

Some time ago, I had visited the site run by a woman with the handle, TimeThief.  From Time’s OneCoolsitebloggingtips site, one could gain some very helpful guidance for building and maintaining a great blog site.  Almost everyday, Time would update her site with some solid insights on blogging wisely.  Yet, this story isn’t about Time; rather it’s about one who is diligent in the work before them.

I wish that I could say the same for myself; however it is first part of the proverb that I must take.  I have not been diligent in my writings and the up keeping of this blog. As such, my writings and the blog has suffered.  Not only this, others have suffered too.  Our negligence will often snowball and impact others and not just the initial person. Continue reading “The Diligent Hand”