The more we are diminished, the more He returns. John 3:22-30 "Jesus and His disciples went to the Judean countryside, where He spent time with them and baptized. John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water there. People were coming and being baptized, since John had not yet been thrown into prison. Then a dispute arose between John’s disciples and a Jew about purification. So they came to John and told him, 'Rabbi, the One you testified abo
Once upon a time, there were three employees that were given a certain number of skills. Their Boss gave them the skills free of charge except that they be diligent in improving them. He took the time to train each one of them. The first guy Fred was taught how to use a chainsaw, operate the backhoe, manage other employees, accomplish basic and advanced carpentry, and plumbing. Five skills that were honed by years of mentorship. The other guy Frank was not as fast of a learne
Iraq, 2009. Training for Ranger School. I knew the next training reps were going to be rough on the lower back. I was about half way through when I paused for a moment and said a prayer, "Lord please give me strength to finish this, and please hold my lower back together." About thirty seconds later, I felt as if my lower back exploded inside. The burning pain that I immediately felt engulf my entire lower back was so intense I wondered if I would ever be able to walk again..
I may take the liberty to introduce her to you, I may not. I do not feel the need go on and on about her in your presence. That would be simply annoying, however, you will never have to question my love for her. It will be very evident. She's my second best friend. Her beauty, charm, and self-confidence are self-evident. She can speak for herself and answer the questions of those who may inquire about her occupation, desires, and experiences. If someone asks me about her, I w
I read a poster that went something like this, “Don’t worry about what might happen in a month, or what could happen in a year. Focus instead on the next 24 hours, and do what you can to get closer to where you need to be.” The first thing that came to mind when I read this, was the words of Christ in Matthew 6:34, “Don’t be anxious (don’t worry) about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. There is enough trouble for you to handle for today.” And I’ll add, “So focus on