Apr 09

Good News About Trouble

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Troubles

Well, we have all had days when it seemed everything went wrong! That seems to be the case for our little friend in the picture. But I have “Good news about trouble.” – At least for the Child of God. … Continue reading

Apr 18

It is a Matter of Focus

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Troubles

“We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert to … Continue reading

Jun 22

How Long?

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Troubles

We all get frustrated that – in our view – justice is perverted and things just aren’t “right.” Wicked people seem to thrive & “have it all” & the more wicked, the greater their “benefits.” While godly people suffer & … Continue reading

May 11

How to get a good night sleep – insomnia

How to get a good night sleep
This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Troubles

My personal experience As a child, I used to have a terrible time going to sleep. Sometimes, I would be awake almost the entire night. I had a real aversion to snakes and I would lie there imagining myself falling into a pit … Continue reading

Dec 07

What Do You Have? Widows Oil Story

Widows Oil Story
This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Troubles

Widows Oil Story This is the Widow’s Oil Story from 2Kings 4:1-7. The question that underlies the story is “What do you have?” The following is a manuscript of the message that I shared at the Bedico (LA) Church of God today … Continue reading

Jan 15

Joy suckers in life

joy suckers
This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Troubles

Joy suckers – what they do Ever had something or someone come around and steal your joy? You know, you are having a pleasant day and then someone rear-ends you at an intersection! Or, your significant other calls and says … Continue reading