Painful, enduring, and lasting wounds …

July 28, 2010

A really good friend reminded me recently that the most painful wounds are those that are self-inflicted.

I would add that those inflicted by trusted friends take the longest to heal.

A Facebook friend, Charlie Gibson, said, “And those inflicted by your family/significant other, leave lasting scars.”


Two for one …

July 26, 2010

Two things can be eliminated from everyone’s life it we control just one of the two:

  1. worry concerning things we’ve no control over and
  2. anxiety about tomorrow

Lose the latter and the former takes care of itself.

Of Chickens & Eggs or Maybe Vice Versa …

January 12, 2010

“..this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith.” 1 John 5:4b

Notice the context (5:2-3) of our victory over the world is by way of keeping God’s commandments; however, it’s not the obedience which brings about the victory but rather the faith that brings about the obedience that does.