Posts Tagged with ‘Jesus’
18 Apr 2013
Of the forces that stir a man’s heart the pursuit of happiness surely ranks among the strongest. As the signers of the Declaration of Independence put it, everyone has certain rights, bestowed on them by their Creator, among them: “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”. Webster defines happiness as a state of well-being and contentment then goes on to add a supplementary definition of happiness as a pleasurable or satisfying experience. Therein lies the danger. For there are experiences that can, at first, deliver pleasure only to then turn around and assail you with a maelstrom of harm. Eventually, the horrifying hoax will be shown for what it truly is: a thin veneer of expedient pleasure dearly purchased at the expense of the very happiness you sought. What took but a moment can hand you back a lifetime of regret. So, how do you protect yourself? How can you know which, of the endless choices confronting us each and every day, will lead to true happiness?
13 Dec 2012
Pain and pressure having pummeled our hearts soft, yield exquisite beauty from brokenness borne of sorrow, rendered a masterpiece by the Man of sorrows.
03 Oct 2012
Keys which open the door to a lifetime-lasting married love affair....yielding a secure foundation for your children to live upon.
26 Sep 2012
Are you like me, sometimes good at being bad? Especially when purposing to be good. Age old dilemma that's been fought nearly since time began and which our brother Paul so eloquently states in the book of Romans. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. Romans 7:15
18 Sep 2012
I never liked going to church much when I was a teenager. Sunday would come and I would find myself wishing there were a way out of the trial of having to go to church. I wished my parents would leave me alone and let me do what I wanted to. And what I wanted was to have fun. To pursue pleasure. To feel good in the midst of a world that struck me as aloof and cold.
27 Aug 2012
To get to the end, we need to start at the beginning. And for a believer, the beginning is always Christ Jesus. If we are not right with Him, nothing else is going to work very well.