Posts tagged Toni
The Not So Pretty Side of Anger

James 1:19
“My brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.”

Anger. It has many faces. It may present as violent or passive. It may be directed inward or outward. We may or may not be aware of the influence of anger in our daily lives. But we’ve all experienced it. 

And we’ve all expressed it.

Why are we angry?

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Jesus Is Savior

Owing a debt that you cannot repay is awful. It is the kind of oppression that can take your breath away in the moment, and take your purpose and joy of living away in the long term. It is the kind of oppression that can render you totally helpless and hopeless...

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Are You Spiritually Fit?

And he [Abram] divided his forces against them by night, he and his servants, and defeated them and pursued them to Hobah, north of Damascus.
Genesis 14:15

I am amazed to see some of the things that younger women do today. On any given day in my neighborhood, I see young moms jogging behind strollers holding  a toddler or a baby or two, and I think, wow!

She is really disciplined and focused! How in the world does she have the energy for that, when I know from personal experience how much work awaits her at home? Caring for a home and a family, and possibly a husband and a career, is no small task, but this young lady must be highly motivated by something to expend her precious time and energy on running. I am impressed.

Perhaps her motivation is stress relief, or maybe it is physical health...maybe she wants to provide a good example to her children...maybe she uses her running as a way to connect to God...whatever it is, I submit to you that whatever is motivating her is a powerful force!

Being in shape physically is very valuable, but being in shape spiritually is far more so...

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Where is God Calling You?

We seldom see it coming. 

The call of God, that is.

We’re just doing whatever it is we do, and BAM! We find ourselves in unfamiliar territory, looking dumb-founded, and wondering what just happened.

Then usually, we begin refining our arguments…why this call from God couldn’t possibly be for me…there’s been a mistake! I can’t do it! I’m not ready!

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