I glared out of the second-story window. The lights of an ambulance flashed in front of the building next to the one I was in. Several medics stood in a circle in front of the entrance door of the office at the bottom of the building I was observing. They covered their faces in masks … Continue reading Loosing my religion – Is going to church still relevant in 2021?
Todah (תּוֹדָה) is the most common Hebrew noun used in the bible for "thanks" It derives from the verb, "Yadah (יָדָה) which means "to praise, confess." * I don't intend to write a theological article on the act of offering thanks to God, however; I find the Hebrew word reference interesting. Gratitude is a subject very … Continue reading 10 great scriptures on gratitude to be thankful for
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. (Proverbs 13:12 - KJV) Hope deferred, that's when you wait on something, and keep on hoping and keep on endlessly waiting. Relentless disappointments, as the Message translation puts it. This could be a potential job or business opportunity, … Continue reading What to do with relentless disappointments (hope for the hopeless)
It's a never-ending road. Round and round, the same old problems. And then, just when you think you are getting ahead, new challenges wake. No, better. The seeds we plant falling on the road, on the rocks and in-between the weeds. Never any fruit. When will we ever get there? That place of strategic advantage, … Continue reading How to reach the heartland (place of strategic advantage), without a roadmap
"The Israelites grieved for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days until the time of weeping and mourning was over.” The Bible, Deuteronomy 34:8 Upon the loss of a loved one, one should mourn for 30 days. Only. It’s a biblical ideal which comes from the old testament where the Israelites mourned the death … Continue reading 30 Days to grieve
Sometimes life is full of dark moments. Things happen that cause us much pain and despair. Seeing a friend going through times like this can make you feel helpless. Compassion demands that we do something. But what can be done when someone really has something bad happen to them? A miscarriage is one of those … Continue reading How to help your friend through a miscarriage in the first trimester