“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds (Psalm 147:3).”
In the Hebrew translation, the word “brokenhearted” is actually translated from two words. One meaning “shattered” and the other meaning “the inner man.” To put it another way, when we are brokenhearted, it feels as though our inner self has been pulverized into a thousand tiny pieces.
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“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
~Norman Vincent Peale
The idea of mindfulness was brought up in a recent conversation and it got me to thinking. The enemy sure is good at what he does. He isn’t going to dangle a carrot in front of our noses unless he knows it’s one that we’d be quick to gobble up.
Continue reading Change Your Thoughts; Change Your World
“Seeing that a Pilot steers the ship in which we sail, who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks, there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed with fear and overcome with weariness.” ~John Calvin
Sometimes there are moments in life where it feels like the world is crashing in around you. Last night was one of those moments for me. Continue reading When My Heart is Overwhelmed
My heart breaks as I hear of the horrific events that are taking place overseas. Dozens of Christians are being kidnapped, persecuted and murdered for their faith. I grieve with those who are grieving (Romans 12:15). I pray for those who lost a loved one and for the hearts of the men who did these ugly things in the name of their faith.
As tears stream down my face, the Lord whispers to me through His word:
Continue reading He sees; He knows
“The church that can’t worship must be entertained. And men who can’t lead a church to worship must provide the entertainment.” ~A.W. Tozer
What is worship?
The answer to this question may differ from person to person. Some view worship as going to church on Sunday. Others see it as having to do with music specifically.
Continue reading Are We Gathering to be Entertained?