From The Inside Out

Desert Leader By Hamed Saber

A thousand times I’ve failed
Still your mercy remains

It’s amazing how often we think we are going forward but in reality we are either standing still or worse moving backwards. This is never more obvious then when you’re a christian. It is so easy for us to become stale and complacent in our spiritual life. We start to focus on other issues in our lives and begin to work on those. We take Dave Ramsey classes to better our finances, join self help groups to overcome issue in our past, visit psychologist to understand our family and childhood and so many other things. We are constantly trying to fix ourselves, to better ourselves and to become something better. Continue reading “From The Inside Out”

When Is Convenient An Inconvenience

convenience store kitty 3 by Kevin Steele

Here’s a question to ask yourself. How convenient is your life? Here’s a bigger question. How has convenience made your life more difficult?

Yes you read that correctly, I’m asking you to figure out how has convenience made your life more difficult. I know you’re thinking “Eric convenience makes my life easier, not more difficult”.

Really? Are you sure about that?

Let me share some thoughts I’ve had recently and you tell me if you still think those “conveniences in life” are really making your life convenient. Continue reading “When Is Convenient An Inconvenience”

How Have I Failed You?

Oops! by ktpupp

In life we love to point the finger. We love to say that this person wronged us. Or that this relationship failed because they did or did not do X, Y or Z. The blame game is rampant and even when we try not to point the finger we still end up putting blame elsewhere. I struggle a lot with the blame game. I constantly look for fault in others when things go wrong. I say things like “they just aren’t ready”, or “their spiritual maturity is not where it needs to be” and more. I looked at the situation and instead of looking at myself and my role I found something in the other person to justify their actions.

It wasn’t till after my divorce that I started to ask the question “How have I failed you”. For a long time there I was really good at doing this much-needed gut check. But over time my humility has shrunk and I’ve asked it less and less.

My pride didn’t allow me to see my faults.

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Think About It…

Alabaster Sins by craig.daniels

I WAS SHOCKED

I was shocked, confused, bewildered
As I entered Heaven’s door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
Nor the lights or its decor.

But it was the folks in Heaven
Who made me sputter and gasp—
The thieves, the liars, the sinners,
The alcoholics and the trash.

There stood the kid from seventh grade
Who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor
Who never said anything nice.
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Case Of The Monday's

Reassurance By: Secorlew
Reassurance By: Secorlew

Man did I ever have a case of the Monday’s this week. I had a busy weekend but nothing to abnormal for me. But I was kind of in a funk the whole time and just couldn’t jump out of it. My personal time was spent watching movies and fighting with some code for a site I’m working on. I wasn’t reading my bible at all, my prayers where, well whiny and I just wasn’t feeling it.

Monday I woke up and was not looking forward to the week. I felt defeated. I didn’t know what was wrong but I know I had a lot of complaints. My news and Twitter feeds were full of sad stuff like online friends funerals, pastors stepping down, people arguing stupid stuff etc. All this just stacked up on top of me and what I was already fighting.

If truth be told I just wasn’t happy with Gods plan. I wasn’t happy with his timing and I was frustrated. I felt defeated, ignored, and just a lot of other stuff along those lines. Continue reading “Case Of The Monday's”