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Bum Imaginations, How to Avoid

Our Wellness is Affected by What we Imagine and Believe!  As a fool for Christ, occasionally I lose focus about the importance of my witness. ‘Course my admission in and of itself hints to The Kind of Fool I Am.  Additionally, it underscores the need to Avoid Bum Imaginations with regard to what we all tend to imagine or believe in this first life. An example is as follows. See, for longer than I care to admit, I had the…

Off Topic: Kanye West and Why Shallow Christians Are Cranky

Kanye West and Why Shallow Christians Are Cranky Couple weeks ago, my eye caught some surprising news. The link had to do with Kanye West. It took me to a video clip of James Corden scrambling to board a plane. Corden appears arguably the Karaoke king celebrities wanting to do an outstanding travel clip call on for help. Well, Airpool Karoke was certainly outstanding. While I can hardly be described as a Kanye West fan, people who know me will…

A Good Understanding About Tithing

A Good Understanding About Tithing Recently, we ran across the story of Marie Holmes and the lawsuit by a pastor who claimed his church was owed 10% or the tithe of her lottery winnings. In a nutshell, obviously neither Marie or the pastor are clear in their understanding of the tithe. So, let’s do a “deep dive” into the Holy Bible for a good understanding about tithing. Origin of “tithe” as a noun or “what it is”, or verb “how…

When Computers Grow Slow & Shrink

When Computers Grow Slow & Shrink  If there’s one thing you can predict about a new computer, it’s this: it will change. I’ve had my Acer laptop for about five years now. My laptop has been very good, but the thing about a computer is – you know change will happen, you just don’t know when it will… Yesterday my laptop was running extremely slow. So I went looking for the free version of the C-Cleaner John, my friendly computer…

What’s in the Bible Anyway?

What’s in the Bible Anyway? Every once in a while, the conversion turns to what this first life is all about. When that happens, the philosophical trend will most likely land on religion – and the Bible. At that point you may be tempted to clam up; or you can dare to move on to real lifestyle interaction… The number or percentage of people honest enough to admit their ignorance of what’s in the Bible will probably make for an…

Session 5: “He Will Receive the Same”

Session 5: He Will Receive the Same. Ephesians 6:8b       Mar, Apr, May 2018 Enjoying the ROI of our Lord Jesus Christ: Now and Into World Without End… If you’re like me, you’ve probably watched with mixed emotion as Ms. Rolando Vega announced the “lucky” numbers that would ensure sudden and significant amounts of money for the person who happened to have bought the winning lottery ticket… And if you’re like me, the thought – “Wow, that looks easy…

Session 4: Knowing Whatever Good Anyone Does

Session 4.  Knowing Whatever Good Anyone Does: Ephesians 6:8a Series: Seven Strategies for Superior Service          Mar, Apr, May 2018 Checking for the “if” of Virtue in Work: In looking up the definition of virtue in the Merriam Webster it seems the compilers were challenged. We read the following: 1 a: conformity to a standard of right: morality. b: a particular moral excellence. 2: a beneficial quality or power of a thing. 3: manly strength or courage: valor. www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/virtue.…

Session 2: Service as to the Lord

Session 2:  Serving – As to the Lord Ephesians 6:7 Series: Seven Strategies for Superior Service           Mar, Apr, May 2018 As we discover significant keys to Godly excellence, we recall the perspectives of our first days focus in session one were as follows: 1. Reasons to relish God’s amazing grace. Ephesians 3:8 2. Ably communicating God’s amazing grace. Psalm 25:7 3. Serving as a result of being served. Phil 2:1-11 Today we want to briefly…

Session 3: Not to Men. The Ugly of Co-Dependency

Session Three: Not to Men Ephesians 6:7c: The Ugly of Co-Dependency As we reflect on the subject of good works as a benefit or blessing to others, an important issue to be taken into account is co-dependency. “A chronic need to impress”. So in the vast arena of our human relationships, co-dependency can negatively affect what is normally considered good. Merriam Webster defines co-dependency as: A psychological condition or a relationship in which a person is controlled or manipulated by…