Contributed by Mark Eberly on Sep 23, 2008
Do you know what you are feeling? Can you identify why you are feeling the way you are? This is so huge and complicated that it often takes years of intentional effort to figure these things out. And the more messed up we are, the longer and harder and more painful it can be.
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Oct 21, 2008
It happened several times a week, almost without fail. Whether they lined up against the wall of the gymnasium, the local ice rink or the snow bank for the back-roads hockey, it was always the same. The leaders picked him last.
Last for basketball because he was too clumsy; in
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Dec 4, 2008
"More than Feeling" by the rock group Boston was very popular in the 1970's and now with the Guitar Hero video game. The irony of this song is that it is all about feelings and emotions.
"I looked out this morning and the sun was gone
Turned on some music to start my day
I lost myself in a
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Dec 4, 2008
The Bee Gees and Destiny’s Child sang a song called "Emotion". The song is about the sadness of lost love.
"In the words of a broken heart it’s just emotion taking me over. Caught up in sorrow lost in the song
but if you don’t come back, Come home to me, darling,
don’t you know
Contributed by Segun Omole on Jan 14, 2009
Judge 16: 1-31
I have heard and read quite a number of analysis of the weakness of Samson, his lack of self control and his inability to resist the power of a woman...well, guess these are all correct in their own ways but I would like to look at this man of God from another perspective. I believe
Contributed by Curt Cizek on Sep 24, 2007
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs;
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes;
Being vexed, a sea nourished with loving tears.
These lines spoken by Romeo in Shakespeare’s masterpiece, Romeo and Juliet, give us a very shallow view of love. Love, to Romeo, is really only
Jim Nicodem is the founding, senior pastor of Christ Community Church with campuses in St. Charles, Dekalb, and Blackberry Creek, Illinois. In his sermon “The Straight Scoop on Anger” Pastor Jim shares this illustration: “You’re watching a football game, your favorite team. We’ll assume it’s the
Contributed by David Taylor on Apr 18, 2003
Any rest that you receive, any comfort that you find, any hope that you have, and any encouragement you get during the time of suffering is a direct provision from God. When we begin to realize that, then even
Contributed by Jim Luthy on Apr 28, 2003
In Shakespeare’s Othello, Iago told the noble Moor, “0! beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green--eyed
Contributed by Troy Borst on May 1, 2003
ILLUSTRATION… Never Act in Panic Our Daily Bread, H.G.B, Tuesday, January 12
The great preacher F. B. Meyer gave some sound advice on what to do in a crisis. He wrote, “Never act in panic, nor allow man to dictate to you; calm yourself and be still; force yourself into the quiet of your closet
THERE ARE MANY KINDS OF CHICKENS (Rhode Island Red, white, roosters, hens, ) ---
BUT IN DUMPLINGS IT IS JUST CHICKEN .... In the cooking pot seems all differences matter little!
Gore Vidal, the famous author and atheist once described Christianity as the greatest disaster ever to strike the West.
He said: “It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.” and
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jun 1, 2003
C.S. Lewis says of Pride, “There is no fault which makes a man more unpopular, and no fault which we are more unconscious of in ourselves. And the more we have it ourselves, the more we dislike it
Second are the strugglers. Everyone else always gets the breaks. Your name is not Kennedy, it is just Smith or Jones, leaving you feeling like you come from the wrong side of the tracks. You struggle to make eye contact. Your clothes don’t announce a winner, and your looks are so plain that you are
There it is, the word forsake. It sounds painful. It produces a mid-air collision with a courtroom gavel that says, “Divorced,” and an emergency room doctor that says, “Dead.” The word means, “to let one down, to desert, abandon, leave in a lurch, leave one helpless.” Kenneth Wuest helps us with
Contributed by Larry Elder on Jul 12, 2003
Oliver Wendell Holmes once attended a meeting in which he was the shortest
"Dr. Holmes," quipped a friend, "I should think you’d feel rather small
among us big fellows."
Contributed by Melvin Shelton on Aug 20, 2003
There is a legend that the devil was having a yard sale. People were buying articles such as lying, cheating. etc. An article was on the end of the table that had a sign not for sale. What is this item that is not for sale, people ask. The devil said I use this a lot of times and found it to be
Contributed by Scott Sharpes on Aug 27, 2003
1. Richard A. Swenson, M.D. writes in “Margins,” “The conditions of modern-day living devour margin. If you are homeless, we direct you to a shelter. If you are penniless, we offer you food stamps. If you are breathless, we connect the oxygen. But if you are marginless, we give you yet one
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Sep 21, 2003
Just remember that more Christians go on the rocks, defeated, over the nasty little thing we call “hurt feelings” than over the so-called great crises which test the very fiber of the
Contributed by Ray Munro-Crump on Sep 23, 2003
A famous philosopher once said “Envy leads to jealousy, jealousy leads to hate, hate leads to anger, anger leads to the dark side” The philosopher