Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What to Do About High Anxiety

Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV) - "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 
You know those times when you're so excited about something you can hardly think straight?!  Maybe your Great Aunt Maggie is coming to visit for the first time in several years.  Maybe you're sister is having a baby.  Maybe you're just going out for ice cream on a hot summer's day.  Your anxiety level is so high you feel like you're about to burst.  

Monday, January 21, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: Tested by Fire

Tested by Fire

Pat Patterson

Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, 2011, 42 pages (Kindle 544 KB)

My Review

Pat Patterson has done an amazing work in Tested by Fire.  Paramedic Jim Stockbridge loses his best friend and partner to murder.  He sets out for revenge, and finds himself in one mess of trouble after another, only to come out the other end finding the love of Christ.  The author has done a wonderful job of keeping the reader’s attention with nonstop action, suspense, and drama through the whole story.  I couldn’t put it down.  I fell asleep reading it at 1:00 am, and woke up the next morning anxious to finish.  I felt a whole range of emotions.  There were parts that literally made my heart race, others that made me sad, and more that made me giggle.  I was blessed to have gotten a kindle copy when it was being offered for free; but it is worth the regular purchase price and more.  I highly recommend Tested by Fire if you love a good suspense thriller and a Christian message. 

My Over all Rating

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Can You Recognize a Blessing in Disguise?

~~ Hebrews 11:1 (NIV84) ~~  Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

God often talks to me through the things I read.  Today it was devotional messages in my email.  I bet you didn’t know that God has email, did you?  I got two emails this morning that spoke to me about something that’s been bothering me for a long time.  I realized that I’m stuck on this and God wants me to move on.

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

I Am Your Addiction

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I hate meetings. I hate your higher powers. I hate anyone who has a "program." To all who come into contact with me, I wish you suffering and I wish you death. 

Allow me to introduce myself. I am the disease of addiction. I am cunning, baffling, and powerful. I have killed millions and I am pleased.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

What Do I Want to Crave?

~~ 1 Corinthians 6:19 (NIV84) ~~  Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own

by Carley Cooper

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We started Lisa Terkeurst's Made to Crave study at the ladies bible study group at church this week.  I had a couple of realizations that resulted.  First, that emotional eating is beginning to be a problem for me for the first time.  The other half of the issue is that I've noticed myself feeling a little disconnected from God; or maybe it's that I'm craving Him more.  I just know that my prayer life isn't as up to snuff as it used to be.

Ah-Ha!  A Light Bulb Moment

My big insight was to wonder if these two things are connected.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

What’s On My Bookshelf?

The books on a person’s shelf can say a lot about who they are and about their life.   
Here’s a list of books, randomly chosen, from my bookshelf.

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