Samson was foolish in his choice of women. Most of his stories revolve around the immoral women he chased after. Godliness wasn’t very high on his list of prerequisites. Actually, it wasn’t on the list at all! Continue reading Choices to Avoid When Considering Someone to Marry
In the last article I listed the first five ways lack of sleep hinders my spiritual life. Now for the rest (no pun intended!)…
6. I say things I don’t mean.
God wants us to restrain our lips (Prov. 10:19). I don’t know about you, but that’s hard for me to do when I’m overly tired. Unkind words and hurtful comments tend to fly out of my mouth.
7. I cannot think as clearly.
“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on.” (Matt. 6:25a). Jesus says worry is sinful, but what about concern? Continue reading Worry vs. Concern
I don’t know of a Bible verse that says, “Thou shalt get plenty of sleep,” but I believe there’s a lot of wisdom in Christians getting enough sleep. When I don’t, I’m a mess. Fortunately, most of the time I feel pretty rested. Not all the time, though. And Satan likes to take advantage of me when I’m groggy from lack of sleep.
Here are ten ways lack of sleep hinders my spiritual life: Continue reading 10 Ways Lack of Sleep Hinders My Spiritual Life (part 1 of 2)
Jesus said, “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:1). In the movie “The Prestige,” Robert Angier performed the greatest magic trick the world had ever seen — but it drove him mad. Continue reading Live Under the Stage
While shopping for flowers for my wife for Valentine’s Day, I decided to do something different this year. Instead of buying a dozen roses like I do every year, I bought some flowers in a pot. Call me unromantic, but I simply don’t like spending money on dead flowers (although I certainly will from time to time because . . . I love my wife!).
Sure, a dozen cut roses look great when you first buy them and bring them home. But their beauty doesn’t last long. A week or so later and the roses look just terrible. There’s nothing more pitiful than a dozen wilting, drooping, dried up roses prominently displayed in your living room! Continue reading Tired of Roses that Wilt and Die?
If you ever listen to the Dave Ramsey Show, you know what the debt free scream is. People who get out of debt call Dave and tell him their story. At the end of their call, Dave does a countdown — “three…two…one…” — then they shout, “I’m debt free!” In the background plays the audio from the dramatic Braveheart scene where William Wallace yells “Freedom!” I feel inspired every time. Continue reading Our Canceled Debts