The other day, as he and I were discussing angst, a friend of mine reminded me of Mark Twain's humorous quote: "I've lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened."
I laughed, but seriously, angst is a feeling of deep anxiety or dread, and I suffer through it almost everyday. One of my biggest and most ingrained faults is that I imagine possibilities and scenarios that don't exist but could happen, and I worry about them happening, and that's a main… Continue
Added by Amanda on July 25, 2015 at 10:30am —
It was stormy over the weekend, hot and humid, raining and thundering, and it seemed more like summer time than spring, but I won't complain because the grass in the fields is green now and all the trees are full again with leaves and the squirrels and rabbits and honeybees and frogs and birds and many other critters have taken up residence once more in my back yard, flitting, darting, hopping, and scampering all about. It's a joy, watching them.
I find in my life right now that I'm… Continue
Added by Amanda on May 12, 2014 at 9:00pm —
I need to trust God more, that He is working in me according to His own purposes.
I have withdrawn from life because of the pain of living.
I have believed that I've deserved the hurtful experiences that have happened to me.
I have hated myself.
It shows in my thoughts.
"I deserve to feel pain when I make mistakes."
"I deserve it when I'm treated badly."
"Other people are better than me."
"I hurt… Continue
Added by Amanda on March 8, 2014 at 8:00pm —
It's clear and sunny, today, 41.0 °F, although we are presently under a winter storm watch. Freezing rain… Continue
Added by Amanda on February 28, 2014 at 3:30pm —
I love to sing. When I was still in school, all my free time I sang at home. I've turned on a tape recorder and sang with Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, BSB and even tried to make Whitney Houston. Of course, my vocals are far from ideal probably this was the reason why I did not become a pop star :) Then I sang in the Church but...not quite to God rather simply because I liked to sing. At first I sang at home in front of a mirror with a bottle of hair spray,then I even sang in Church… Continue
Added by Vicky on March 10, 2013 at 10:30am —
I flew to Texas a couple of weeks ago and as I boarded the plane, I prayed...… Continue
Added by Jessica Robertson on October 21, 2010 at 8:20pm —
The Holy Bible states we should pray for the desires of our hearts and for years I did just that. In spite of endless requests my efforts were like a dog chasing its tail; life was a vicious circle. I recently saw comedian, Steve Harvey he summed it up… Continue
Added by Tigner on September 19, 2010 at 7:06pm —
There is a friend of mine who finds joy daily from giving and blessing others. I’ve seen him hand over car keys with no questions asked, bestow money to people for no apparent reason, motivational speaker for young people, as well as enhanced the skill set of athletes which has enabled them to compete at the next level. I’ve observed him create jobs, businesses and opportunities most would over look. He is continuously seeking to bless someone without expecting to get anything back. If you… Continue
Added by Tigner on September 13, 2010 at 6:00am —
Added by Tigner on August 31, 2010 at 6:00am —
I must say that God does not make it all that difficult to "Believe in the one He sent."
I have prayed many times about this kind of thing about Christmas and Easter(or whatever other name anyone gives those days) and the Holy Spirit has never convicted me of putting up a Christmas tree and loving our Jesus not only on Christmas or Easter but every day.God STILL looks at the heart.The only ones who have tried to convict me of putting up a Christmas tree are humans.The enemy has attempted… Continue
Added by Grace by the Lake on April 2, 2010 at 8:00am —
“Bound by Incomplete Teachings”
Added by Pastor Jeff Carr on March 16, 2010 at 4:40pm —
“Consider This Marrow to Thy Bones”
For so long we have missed the point of sin in the action of blaspheming the Holy Spirit, the church must arise and wake and walk the walk we were called to. The Word blaspheme has several meanings, all of which center around one very solid theological conclusion. If you’re disobeying God”s Word in any form of deliberate action, you’re blasphing the Holy Spirit, the unforgivable sin! Mar 3:29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath… Continue
Added by Pastor Jeff Carr on January 18, 2010 at 8:50pm —
"Is it true the heart doth cry". Continue
"I hope it is" said dry eye.
"I often hear it's desperate plea",
was the response from bended knee.
Again. the mind surprised by this,
"what cause has brought such amiss".
And then the lips said "hold on there, …
Added by preston on December 4, 2009 at 10:19pm —
I'd like to share with you a prayer by Pr Onesmus. This is the path of his latest devotional conviction.
Lord, take a look at my hand.
Take a look at my heart.
Mold it and refine it and set me apart.
I want to run to Your altar to catch the fire,
to stand in the gap for the lost world.
Give me a heart of compassion for the world without vision.
Then I… Continue
Added by Jeanette B on November 14, 2009 at 11:19pm —
CHERRY M. STOLTZ © 2007
Am I To Be A Suffering Servant Too?
Am I really called to be like Christ?
Am I called to lay down my life for my brother?
Am I to love my neighbour as I love myself?
Is this possible?
Yes, my child . . .
But, Lord, who is my neighbour?
Is he the one next door who gets under my skin,
and reminds me least of You?
The one who is constantly complaining and… Continue
Added by Cherry Marilyn Stoltz on October 1, 2009 at 9:19am —
WHAT IF ALL THIS IS RIGHT???
That should be the question we ask when we hear of a brother in desperate need. But I have discovered that the normal human reaction is...
"WHAT IF THIS IS WRONG? WHAT IF IT'S A HOAX? I WILL BE RIPPED OFF!!!"
So we close our wallets and our hearts to the need.
We become more concerned about protecting our precious money than we do about protecting our precious brother.
From some tough experiences… Continue
Added by Jeanette B on September 28, 2009 at 7:30pm —
(Another from Aug07 - see previous posts!!)
Hey, I’ve had a change of mind. I’ve been doing some more reading about truth, and discovered something different.
Believing the truth, really isn’t the most important thing. I discovered that believing the truth is the result of something more important.
The MOST important thing is to LOVE THE TRUTH!! We firstly need to be SINCERE IN OUR HEART!! That is what God looks at. To start with, the belief system could… Continue
Added by Jeanette B on March 16, 2009 at 4:30am —
The words, “God is faithful, and He will do it!” came to mind when I was looked at this photo. It needed a text to put in the corner.
But then I asked, “He will do WHAT??” I thought I should look up the context…
The NKJ says:
“Now may the God of peace HIMSELF sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
“He who calls you is… Continue
Added by Jeanette B on January 11, 2009 at 8:15pm —
Being "stressed out" is an all too frequent phenomenon these days. Whom do you know, yourself included, who doesn't go through some serious times of stress every now and then?
It is important to deal wisely with a stressful situation, and nip it in the bud as soon as possible. Should you have a hard time dealing with your stress and it doesn't let up, it is advisable to learn stress management techniques. It may even be necessary to remove the source of the stress, if that is… Continue
Added by Ann Stewart on November 16, 2008 at 1:00pm —
Does God Answer our prayer?
God tells us to give our concerns to him. Even as the situation remains dismal, "Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you."12 The circumstances may look out of control, but they aren't. When the whole world seems to be falling apart, God can keep us together. This is when a person can be very grateful that they know God. "The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests… Continue
Added by PrayerQuake on March 6, 2008 at 2:17pm —