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Archive for July 2010

Misery Loves More Misery

July 28, 2010

One of our responsibilities as Christians is to minister to those who are hurting … to bind up the broken hearted … to help shoulder the load and carry the burden. I would never make light of someone -anyone- who is suffering or enduring a time of testing and trial. With that said… what about […]

Prosper or Despair

July 27, 2010

The anthem of many Christians as well as the hymn of choice in the First Church of Blessed Misery “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in good health, even as thy soul prospereth.” III John 2 What does that mean? It depends on who you ask. A fundamentalist will […]

What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

July 26, 2010

Okay, you prayed … sought advice … asked questions … read some scripture … and even watched Dr Phil & tried to call Dr Laura BUT you still don’t what to do. Sound familiar? Joshua and the Children of Israel have entered the Promised Land. I am sure initially they assumed because God said they […]

Pragmatic Grace

July 22, 2010

The new buzz word in Christian circles is Pragmatism. John MacArthur defines the word within the household of faith as, “The [false ]belief that if it produces results then it must be blessed of God … the ends justifying the means.” While I agree that we not compromise the truth and integrity of the Word […]

Storm Warning

July 17, 2010

Hurricane Season is upon us here in Florida. Each week people stock up a little extra in bottled water, batteries, canned goods, and etc. just in case. People pay close attention to weather reports, check for updates on line, and listen for the alert sirens … storm warning indicators. Wouldn’t it be great if God […]

When Is Change A Good Thing

July 15, 2010

For an entire national election campaign we were bombarded with the slogan “Hope and Change.” People wanted change. They certainly got change. The key question now is … is this the change they wanted? Is this good change? Scripture seems to contradict itself on the subject (don’t panic … I’ll bring it back around). There […]

When You Is What You Aint

July 13, 2010

Ever feel that way? Do you ever feel like you are what others say you are even when you know it’s not true? Some people thrive on piecing together this and that about another person, especially one they have never met, and then seemingly being an expert on not only what that person did or […]

The Dog Ate My….

July 10, 2010

homework? How about a wallet? My kids wore down my defenses at a month ago, so we got a dog. A 7 month old black lab mix named Sammy. He’s fairly good natured and the kids loves love him to pieces. We have settled into our routines of walking, feeding, and playing. The other night (correction… […]

Been There, Done That!

July 2, 2010

In December we loaded up the Braemer Gang and headed up 95 to New York for Christmas. In Virginia I realized we were leaking oil. Every 200 miles I needed to add a quart of oil. Once we got back to our hometown area I took our van to a garage t0 get the problem fixed. […]

Change Your Thinking….

July 1, 2010

…change your world! The Bible states that as a man thinks in his heart so is he. If don’t like what you are, where you are, or where you’re headed… change your thinking! REPENTANCE is not only a change of direction. It is a change of mind. Before you head in a new direction you […]