Learning to Persevere

Did you ever have one of those days? Today, I am sitting in front of my computer and I’m struggling on what to write. It’s not a dry spell or a roadblock. Rather, it comes from exhaustion.

Yet, I must press on and write an article for your enjoyment and encouragement. Though I am tired, my heart desires to press onward. For me, the task of writing is not a grind; rather, it’s a joy and a challenge. I’d not be doing this blog; if I didn’t enjoy the work. Continue reading “Learning to Persevere”

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”

Dealing With Cyber Bullies

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/6d/92/a0/6d92a0dc66fbb160fae37891658394d0.jpgFor the past few days, I’ve listened to stories of cyber bullying. One friend tells of a young girl, with Autism.  One day, she is asked “Would you like to go to the prom, with me?”

She accepted the date and they had a wonderful time; however, a tragedy occurred.  At one point,they are surrounded by a pack of wolves.

They thought it acceptable to harass and mock the young couple. To add insult, someone recorded it and posted it on the Internet.  It saddens my heart to hear such a story.

With the sadness, I felt a rising sense of anger.  It should not be this way! I could give out names; however, I am not going to go down such a dark path. How do I know?  I am no stranger to bullying.

The sad reality is, bullying has been going on, for centuries. Truly, there is nothing new under the sun; this includes cyber bullying.  What can be done? There is another way. Continue reading “Dealing With Cyber Bullies”

Conflict: A Wonderful Problem

That’s correct. Conflict, a wonderful problem. Why am I calling conflicts, a good problem? First, I don’t mean the conflicts stemming from violence. I am sure you guessed that. I am speaking of the conflicts that arises on blog sites and among friends.  Don’t be afraid. Continue reading “Conflict: A Wonderful Problem”