Relationship with Self

Sin MUST Have Caused Your Suffering, Right? I Tell You, No! – Luke 13:1-5; John 9:3; Job 1:8

By | 2018-08-03T21:10:10+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Relationship with God, Relationship with Self, Relationship with Sufferer|

   Earlier in Jesus’ ministry the disciples asked Jesus a question concerning a man who was born blind, “Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?” The common belief among the Jews during this time was that great calamity fell upon those who had greatly sinned before God. Jesus [...]

Waiting on a Miracle- Heb. 2:3-4

By | 2018-07-28T04:57:37+00:00 July 28th, 2018|Relationship with God, Relationship with Self|

   A sporting event is often the occasion in which God performs the miraculous – at least that is how many explain the unusual, unprecedented, exciting, plays that often ensue. In fact, some have said that the Super Bowl between the Patriots and the Seahawks ended in “miraculous” fashion when Butler intercepted a pass with [...]

Visions of Grandeur – How to Respond When the Reality of Life is Unfair (Acts 16:16-40)

By | 2018-06-21T06:28:59+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Relationship with Family, Relationship with God, Relationship with Self|

   During their second missionary journey, Paul and his fellow missionaries attempted to go into several areas in order to preach the Gospel but were prevented by the Spirit each time (Acts 16:5-8). Finally, Paul received a vision in which a man of Macedonia “…prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us” (9). [...]

Why Me? – John 9:2

By | 2018-06-21T06:28:59+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|Relationship with God, Relationship with Self|

   One of the mental hurdles sufferers have to overcome is the age-old question, “Why me?” The longing to understand “Why me?” often transforms itself into a different question, “What did I do to deserve this?” For Christians who are suffering, these questions can often be translated into “What sin have I committed to deserve [...]

6 Lessons the Bible Actually Teaches about Abortion

By | 2018-06-21T06:29:00+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Outside the Lines, Relationship with God, Relationship with Self|

   The goal of this post is not to stoke the fire between “liberals” and “conservatives.” I am not into politics unless I am watching this video (click) or this video (click). I purposely waited for the Planned Parenthood videos revealing adults negotiating prices for dismembered “fetal tissue” to largely disappear before posting this article. [...]

Blessed- Psalm 31:9-14

By | 2018-06-21T06:29:00+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Aaron B., Introduction, Relationship with God, Relationship with Self|

   That’s not typically the first thing you think of when suffering – at least, I know it wasn’t for me. Sometimes our suffering overwhelms us and we can’t think of anything else. Sometimes we just prefer to wallow in our self-pity, questions, and sadness. But, more about that in a moment.    To begin, [...]

Limiting Circumstances Make for Great Opportunities

By | 2018-06-21T06:29:00+00:00 July 12th, 2015|Introduction, Multiple Sclerosis, Relationship with God, Relationship with Self|

   Leading up to my diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, my ability to stand unassisted and walk had deteriorated greatly. After over a year of symptoms, I submitted to them and saw a doctor which resulted in my diagnosis. In addition to diagnosing me, the doctor prescribed a series of steroid infusions to help “cool off” [...]