Posts tagged 2014
Too Blessed to be Stressed!

The Apostle Paul had this attitude: “I can’t lose for winning!” I can just hear him, “Heads I win, Tails I win!” The book of Philippians has been called the “Letter of Laughter”, a “Manual of Joy.” It has been estimated that Paul spent at least twenty five percent of his life in jail and yet his joy was contagious. I think while he was in prison he wore a shirt and on the front it read “I am Bound but Blessed” and on the back it read “Shacked but Sure”. They should sell these at Lifeway!

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“The Storm of Your Life”

We have all been there! Maybe it was that one phone call that you never wanted to get. Possibly it was the pink slip that was handed to you by your boss. For some it was unrequited affection. You heard those words you never thought you would hear. “I don’t love you anymore!” You wake up one day and you are in the storm of your life.

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"Don’t Worry! Be Happy!”

This is something that we all struggle with from time to time. Many say, “Will I have enough money to retire on?” Others are like, “Will I have enough money to feed my family tonight?” Some say, “Will I get that promotion at work?” Still others question, “Will I get that job so I can work?”We all worry, fret and are apprehensive about one thing or another. John Ortberg said it well when he stated: “Worry is fear that has unpacked its bags and signed a long-term lease.”

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Do Over

“Do Over, Do Over!”  I called, “DO OVER.” I remember growing up and playing basketball, football, tennis, freeze tag, and king of the hill. I was Kareem Abdul Jabbar even though I was only five feet tall. I was O.J. Simpson before…well anyway. I was Jimmy Conners and W.D. Pate (He was our neighborhood stud that was the best freeze tagger and he was definitely king of our hill).  In every one of these back yard sports we had this unwritten rule. It was called, “Do Over”. Looking back, it did not make a lick of sense. For some reason it was only used a few times in each game and for some unknown reason we never argued the right of anyone to call, “Do Over”. It was just accepted.

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