I treasure this quotation from Dr. Charles Swindoll, the renowned pastor, writer and president of Dallas Theological Seminary: “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than wealth, than circumstances, than failures, … Continue reading REFLECTIONS
Next, this woman decided the church really needed some buses to pick up children for Sunday school – and she wasn’t going to just wish for it to happen. So, she herded her kids together, hobbled to the car with them and drove off to a local commercial transportation company. The company owner looked out … Continue reading Choice #7: Choose to make every person I meet and every place I go better because of Christ in me – Part 2
Joseph renewed his promise to provide for his brothers and their children. The Bible says he comforted and spoke kindly to them. I like to imagine a big group hug took place -- all of Jacob’s sons truly together, at last. While Joseph had let go of his resentment and completely forgiven his brothers, they … Continue reading The Other Side of Resentment: Forgiven, but Can You Forgive Yourself?
Joseph finally had arrived in life. At least, that is how most of us would feel after having literally risen from pits of dirt and despair, shed real chains (as well as spiritual ones), and miraculously leaped the crater between slave and prince. Day by day, Joseph oversaw the distribution of the food stores to … Continue reading Beating Resentment: Choosing God’s Way at Life’s Crossroads
Rose Kennedy, who endured the loss of three sons – Joe, shot down during World War II; then John, assassinated in Dallas when he was president; and finally, Robert, murdered as he campaigned for the White House – put it this way: “It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The … Continue reading It Takes More than Time to Heal Wounds of Resentment
Part 2 The Pain of Empty Promises and Betrayal Everyone can tell you stories about “empty promises.” Maybe it involves something as simple as being stood up for a date or being denied an expected promotion or raise. It might be something more heartbreaking, such as betrayed marriage vows that leave a lifetime of trust … Continue reading The High Cost of Resentment
If you are single, you have got to figure this out. If you are married, you have to remember it again. What attracts a man to a woman after all? This week was my 42nd anniversary. I remember the day I was married. What I remember most, however, was what attracted me to Melanie in … Continue reading 6 Powerful Things That Men Love About Women