People often to come to me, not because i am some kind of expert on personal matters or psychology, but because they feel they can confide in me. I don’t say this to boast but to set a stage for how things have been recently developing. I have been involved in number of things at home and at work which have required my time and attentiveness. I have dealt with them in a variety of ways to better determine my responses going forward. The biggest problem everyone faces, of course, is in their relationship with others. When you deal with any challenging situation nine times out of ten it appears to be a problem between partners, family or friends.Read More
A colleague of mine, sitting next to me this morning over breakfast, asked me somewhat out of the blue what type of Christian i was. He knew the name, because we had discussed it before, but forgot specifically i was a Baptist. When i queried the reason to him he revealed to me that another recent new starter was in fact an Orthodox Christian. I approached this guy this morning and struck up a conversation about his religion, faith and we ended up discussing history and other things – albeit somewhat briefly. Fascinating! It got me thinking though – why don’t we know this about our colleagues, friends and family? Why do people often keep their faith close to their chest? Why does it not come up?Read More
First off, sincerest apologies to everyone, for the very sporadic posting over the last few months here on this website. Please forgive me for the tardiness but, for a good reason, as i recently married the woman of my hearts desire only last week!
“Seek your happiness in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desire”. Psalms 37:4 (GNB)
It has taken up considerable time, focus and effort from both of us to achieve this much prayed for and long awaited goal. The ceremony was beyond spectacular and all in glory of God who was the one who brought us together in the first place.Read More
I liken our relationship with God to be as vessels of his ever flowing life giving water. The real question is do we allow it to fill us to the brim and then overflow or do we instead allow neglectful rust and sinful holes to allow his precious love to seep away into nothing? His love is constantly flowing into us but the question is do we willingly receive it? Do we even know it is being poured? Do we purposefully move our vessels out of the way? Do we allow neglect of his love to rust and corrode our vessels away to nothing? Do we allow holes of sin to perforate and damage it to the point of uselessness? Are we really going to let this life giving water just slip away from us… ?Read More
One of the biggest problems I used to suffer from was trust. I’ve been gaining greater and deeper insight into this in the last few months especially. I am currently going through a situation which, to be honest, really requires me to trust in Gods ultimate deliverance. 100% trust in it. However, all around me – for one reason or another, others are falling by the wayside. My faith, so fragile three years ago has become stronger and harder. I’ve been pleasantly surprised that my past weakness has grown into future strength. I’ve been through some decidedly unpleasant experiences on the way. I’ve been singled out and attacked physically, emotionally and spiritually. I’ve crumbled painfully under these attacks but I’ve not fallen. Because in falling your foundation of trust in God is shown to be rotten and weak.Read More