Can You Say No? [Getting Negative]

11 “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.” Titus 2:11-12 My life runs better when I learn to say “No”. I can’t make it any simpler. We have become part of aContinue reading “Can You Say No? [Getting Negative]”

Tourette Syndrome [Awareness]

To understand and name something is often half the battle.  An understanding of Tourette Syndrome can help us to serve people who painfully struggle with this particular challenge. What is Tourette syndrome? Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. The disorder is named for Dr. Georges GillesContinue reading “Tourette Syndrome [Awareness]”

Understanding Self-Destruction

“For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord. But those who miss me injure themselves. All who hate me love death.”   Proverbs 8:35-36 “There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that will bear only unhappiness if allowed to grow.”  Dorothea Brande  * “When the beginnings of self-destruction enter theContinue reading “Understanding Self-Destruction”

The Plight of the Impulsive Christian, [Danger]

“Unstable as water, you shall not have preeminence.” Genesis 49:4 “Walking on water is easy to someone with impulsive boldness, but walking on dry land as a disciple of Jesus Christ is something altogether different. Peter walked on the water to go to Jesus, but he “followed Him at a distance” on dry land.” (Mark 14:54)Continue reading “The Plight of the Impulsive Christian, [Danger]”