Category Archives: Blessed by God

Transformed pain…

Let God transform your pain so you can become a transformer of pain for others. Continue reading

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Why do I feel so torn?

If you are a teacher in the Church or one who influences other followers of Christ, please make sure they understand the painful reality of the tension they will experience and how torn they will feel because of God’s Spirit living in them. The Christian life is one of tension between the already and the not yet. Continue reading

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In Step with the Master Teacher

According to the Master Teacher, the person who fails to make deep connections between earth and heaven is living in unreality. If he thinks this is his only life, he is not a realist. Continue reading

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5 short audio reflections

Some people prefer listening over reading. This is partly why I make these short radio features available. Share them with others! Continue reading

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Are you poor in Spirit?

Blessed — approved of God — are the poor in spirit. To be poor in spirit is to recognize… Continue reading

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Playing the divine lottery?

As a young boy, I struggled with why God allowed these things to happen to my mom and dad. As the oldest son, I was more aware of the difficulties but did not have the maturity to handle it. Throughout those years, I often prayed for God to intervene with a “BIG” solutions. Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Blessed by God, Depression, Despair, Discernment, Discouragement, Doubt, Emotions, Encouragement, Faith, Joy, Pain, Personal devotions, Praise, Prayer, Questioning God, Sadness, Spiritual growth, Spiritual inventory, Spiritual transformation, Suffering, Trials, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Get perspective!

Perspective or how we choose to see things can make a big difference in the quality of life. We can’t always choose our circumstances but we can usually choose our perspective toward them. Spiritual change is about transformation of perspective. Continue reading

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