Meanwhile the boat, already a few miles offshore, was being tossed about by the waves, for the wind was against it. Matthew 14:24 In praying for peace yesterday, this scene from the Gospel of Matthew came to mind. A storm is chaos. It signifies helplessness. We struggle to control the situation, but spending all our … Continue reading The Storm
In Spiritual Warfare, the Lord needs only one thing from us: trust! Although all things are dark and there seems to be no hope, He has already set a trap for our enemies. His ways give us courage. He makes us sing and spread joy like the sunrise.
Know His ways Forty years I endured that generation.I said, "They are a people whose hearts go astray,and they do not know my ways."So I swore in my anger,"They shall not enter into my rest."Psalm 95:10-11 The very simple thing God asks of us is to know His ways. He teaches us in the gentleness … Continue reading Gentleness
I used to think "humiliation" and "humility" went together and that I couldn't have one without the other. They are related words, both based in the Latin word humus, meaning "earth". Even in English, both imply being low on some scale. While humility is a virtue, however, humiliation implies a vice. Definitions Humiliation is the … Continue reading Humiliation vs. Humility
Draw me after you! Let us run!Song of Songs 1:4 Dedicated to Miss Marcel. 🙂 Crack the Whip When I was young, we played a game called "Crack the Whip". All the children hold hands in one straight line, and the leader starts running in random directions, pulling everyone along behind him. By strength and … Continue reading Draw Me
When I was a child, I thought I was about as good as I could be. Now that I'm older, I've had experience of children much better than myself. The virtue of a child I have been observing children all my life, from my own childhood to those of my niblings (nephews and nieces). What … Continue reading Good Children
Prudence What is Prudence? The word "Prudence" comes from the same root as "provident": to foresee. Prudence is the habit whereby we try to act as if we can see the future. There are three steps in trying to act as if we know the future. First, you investigate the circumstances, try to know all … Continue reading Excessive Prudence
Wish we could turn back time to the good old days when the mamas sang us to sleep, but now we're stressed out... Stressed Out, Twenty One Pilots Responsibility In these days, we can use our power in every quarter. We readily have information on every subject under the sun. We can make our judgments … Continue reading Simple