My trip to North Carolina this time ended up being an extended trip because me and Mabel broke down. ☹… But, because of family support and good people—everything turned out alright. 😉 I’ve only mentioned Mabel a few times in the past, but now I’ll introduce her properly because I’m looking to do more with… Read More Ernie and a Lot of Good People in Beckley
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” –St. John 4:24 I wanted to write about this verse, but initially, I was stumped. Jesus had said it all. Then the question came to me, “What is a spirit?” …so I looked it up. One definition of… Read More Spirit to Spirit
Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3… Deep reading. Of the many chapters and verses in the Bible, these are amongst the most profound. Both poetic and timeless, these scriptures are forever applicable in the everyday life of Man. “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…” –the chapter starts.… Read More Seasons
Have you ever wanted to try something new, like go on a trip, start a new business or even ask for a raise (instead of just settling for the incremental increase); or maybe face a difficult problem head on? If so, go for it. There is a 50/50% chance you’ll get what you ask for… Read More Don’t be scared
When you look in the mirror, or take a moment of reflection, how do you see “you”? Do you like or dislike yourself? Are you good or are you bad? Are you a winner or a loser? I don’t know too many people who actually ask themselves these questions every time they see their reflection or… Read More How do you see yourself?
“…like crabs in a basket…”… A derogatory remark, normally associated with a group who is either fighting against each other; or who is trying to hold others in the group back so much so, that there is no chance of progression. I heard this term used the other day in a sermon at a church meeting. As… Read More Who is willing to be the last crab?
Sometimes when we are going through difficulties in life, we ask ourselves, “How am I gonna fix this one?” I suggest the question we should be asking is, “Is there any thing to hard for the Lord?” This question was posed in the Bible in the book of Genesis 18:14. During this biblical episode a… Read More Is there any thing too hard for the Lord?
Do you have the ability to inspire others? I think you do. I do too. ‘Inspire’ is defined as: ‘to encourage or to stimulate somebody to do something–to a greater effort, enthusiasm or creativity. Another interesting definition is ‘to breathe in’. I think the two definitions go hand in hand. When you encourage someone you… Read More What does it take to inspire?
My last duty assignment in the military was with a training unit whose motto was: “Always Ready”. The concept behind the motto: To train toward preparedness for the expected as well as the unexpected. The 24th chapter of Matthew talks about being “always ready” in regards to another, yet relative way. Throughout the chapter, the… Read More Always ready