Category Archives: Personal Growth

Faith for Souls #3:
1800 Saved in 8 Days!

By | 1 Aug 2023

When you want what God wants, for the same reason He wants it, all of Heaven is behind you. You cannot fail! Jerry O’Dell Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me? Jeremiah 32:27 ‘1,800 Saved Within 8 Blocks in 8 Days!’ read the headline in the newsletter of… Read More »

Whooped By The Ugly Stick

By | 7 Aug 2022

Introduction What I’m about to describe is pretty gross, even disturbing. Frankly, I was so totally repulsed by it, I had to think long and hard about whether to write about it. But the Holy Spirit has been tugging at my heart concerning this experience to convey some crucial spiritual truths, so please bear with me! While our… Read More »

The Bad, The Dad, and The Ugly

By | 29 Apr 2022

I want to share some thoughts with you on what we traditionally refer to as the “Parable of the Prodigal Son.” Actually, a far more accurate moniker would be the “Parable of the Two Sons.” You’ll see why I say this in a bit, so stay tuned! We find this story in Chapter 15 in Luke’s account of… Read More »

Spirit & Soul: Renewing the Mind

By | 1 Mar 2022

The man who says he can, and the man who says he can’t, are both right.Charles Capps So get rid of all uncleanness and all that remains of wickedness, and with a humble spirit receive the word [of God] which is implanted [actually rooted in your heart], which is able to save your souls.James 1:21 AMP You are… Read More »

Sadness

By | 23 Feb 2022

Happy About Sadness This is a happy read. And yet, how can an article about sadness be happy? It’s the dichotomy of the thing. We’re all happy and we’re all sad. We’re overwhelmed with too much and simultaneously saddled with a sense that we don’t have enough. We’re ready to tackle the day ahead and ready to take… Read More »

Fulfillment, Excellence, and a Critical Spirit

By | 23 Feb 2022

fulfillment the achievement of something desired, promised, or predicted. e.g., “winning the championship was the fulfillment of a childhood dream” excellence the quality of being outstanding or extremely good. e.g., “a center of academic excellence” critical expressing adverse or disapproving comments or judgments. e.g., “he was critical of many welfare programs” As a musician, I am frequently engaged… Read More »