Tragedy and Avoiding a Spirit of Fear

Let’s just get this out there: I am by no means an expert. This is just one man’s humble opinion. But, as a nation, I’m slightly disturbed when I look at the reactions to tragedy lately. What I see is a nation fearful of all the possibilities. A nation fearful without researching the issues, willing to give up rights with no regard to reason.

This all started with September 11th. Everyone, shocked by the terror attacks, wanted revenge and the feeling of security. In response, we started wars and gave up freedoms. All for a good cause, but all very reactionary. Continue reading >

Our Willpower: How it drives us and what this means

I recently read an article on the power of your willpower. Why do some people have a lot of willpower and others don’t? Why are some things so easy to “be strong” on and others so hard? Everyone asks themselves these questions, but we are all left wondering…   This article references a study that shows that willpower is like a muscle… it develops and gets stronger when you put it to use. More “exercise” of your willpower, and your willpower gets stronger. The research also showed that willpower in one area of your life often rubs off and gives you willpower in other areas of your life. It also shows that willpower will tend to be weaker after you’ve exerted yourself and decrease some of your “willpower reserve.”   As the article states, this shows the importance of exercise. Willpower and the power of our mind has always been a topic that I’ve been fairly passionate about. I feel that our mind has the power to change literally almost anything and everything we know about ourselves. Your mind is THAT POWERFUL. Isn’t that a crazy thought? With that in mind, let’s look at what society says:  


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God’s Time – Ecclesiastes 3

I bit back I was doing my Bible Study in Ecclesiastes and I came to this…

Ecclesiastes 3

=&1=& In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the other, so that man may not find out anything that will be after him. Next time any of us want to pout, want to think “poor me”, remember that God’s circumstances are ultimately perfect circumstances. Thank him in the best and in the worst. So, so hard… but so, so necessary. Continue reading >