None of us wants to be rejected. We all want to be acknowledged. We want to be treated fairly. We want justice. We get offended when we are rebuffed, criticized, or been mistreated in any way. But who determines what is fair and just? Is it just to reject God because we don’t understand why … Continue reading Rejection
As if the pandemic wasn’t enough to deal with, now we have escalating racial tensions, which have been bubbling under the surface for years, if not decades. What is the correct response to all of this? The answer is simple but hard to put into practice for most people. The answer is prayer. Things to … Continue reading Frustration and Racial Tension
Where can we find peace? These are turbulent times. While many people are doing fine, or seem to be, many others are worried, depressed, with no hope and no peace. They are frustrated, afraid, and confused. Take courage, my friend. I do not have a crystal ball (where are all the fortune tellers now who … Continue reading Where is Peace?
Fear: Will things ever get back to normal again? How will the bills get paid while I’m out of work? How will I feed my family? What if this virus just keeps coming, wave after wave? Why do the symptoms of this virus keep multiplying? Does anyone really know what to expect? What if someone … Continue reading Fear, Worry, Frustration
There are so many things that are necessary to build a strong relationship. Each one is vital if the relationship is to stand the test of time and troubles. And troubles will come, whether through illness, death of a child or parent, becoming a full-time caregiver to a family member, etc. If the relationship isn’t … Continue reading 10 More Rules For A Happy Marriage
This was taken nearly two years ago while traveling through New Mexico. The Bandera Volcano is part of the El Malpais National Park. I had just had surgery on my ankle (broken in 3 places) the previous December--about 6 months before this photo was taken). It was probably the surgery that allowed the lymphatic lumps … Continue reading Cancer Update
I love this country. I was born here and I will die here. It isn't perfect. Boy, it seems that in the last fifteen years or so the hostility factor has escalated to the point that many people are afraid to watch the news and don't want to leave their homes. Have we not had … Continue reading Our American History
Copied from Josh Goodwin's FB page. God is in Control! JOSHUA GOODWIN·THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016 Pro 21:30-31 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD. (31) The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD. NOTE: This verse doesn’t speak against preparation, but rather puts our … Continue reading God Is In Control
I was nothing, a zero, the least likely to succeed at anything. I was the ugliest, dumbest thing God ever created. I was lower than the earth, worth less than a grub to eaten by birds. There was nothing about me that anyone would desire. Hear the cry of the masses: "I'm too fat." "I'm … Continue reading What Color Is Love?
The Satanic Temple Says Homosexual Marriage is a 'Sacrament,'. http://rogertharpe.wordpress.com/2014/12/19/the-satanic-temple-says-homosexual-marriage-is-a-sacrament/ Originally posted on Roger Thorpe's blog on wordpress.com. People may not want to hear the truth, but they need to. If you had cancer wouldn't you want your doctor to tell you so you could discuss treatment options? Jesus is the cure for sin, hate, … Continue reading The Satanic Temple Says Homosexual Marriage is a ‘Sacrament,’