Living the Self-Controlled Life

I love it when God does stuff that shows you He is at work. One part of my daily devotions is “Bite of Bread” by Andy Lee on Periscope – @wordsbyandylee. Every morning around 7:20 Central time, I get that whistle from Periscope. It is as if Andy is knocking on the door saying, “AreContinue reading “Living the Self-Controlled Life”

The Hardest Fruit of All

I love it when God does stuff that shows you He is at work. One part of my daily devotions is “Bite of Bread” by Andy Lee on Periscope – @wordsbyandylee. Every morning around 7:20 Central time, I get that whistle from Periscope. It is as if Andy is knocking on the door saying, “AreContinue reading “The Hardest Fruit of All”

Why Is Gentleness So Hard?

Those times when you don’t see eye to eye with a person. Maybe someone has hurt your feelings where you are unable to think clearly. Driving on the freeway and someone cuts you off. These are the things acting in gentleness is not our first reaction. Yet in Titus 3:2, we are told;  to speakContinue reading “Why Is Gentleness So Hard?”

Building With Kindness

We have all seen pictures of buildings that are centuries even thousands of years old and wonder how could they last so long? Maybe, even wish in a moment of weakness that you could be that strong to withstand what trials come your way. For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faithContinue reading “Building With Kindness”

The Patience of Christ

With what is going on in this world, wars, terrorist attacks, politics, and more, the cries of “Lord come quickly!” are heard all over. We want out of what seems to be a downward spiral in society. Yet, He tarries. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient towardContinue reading “The Patience of Christ”

The Dreaded “P” Word

I’m sure you all know what the “P” word is. You know that one thing you never want to ask God for because you are afraid of the trial to come in learning it. The one thing that wears short when you have toddlers or teens. Patience. In the Greek, the word for patience is MakrothumisContinue reading “The Dreaded “P” Word”