Love is more than an emotion. Love is an action. With divorce rates over 30 to 40 percent at present, it is clear that many misunderstand the way in which we as persons learn to love. Jesus stated that we are to love our enemies. It is easy for someone to love those that love us. But what do we do when we are faced with those who choose at times to not love us. When they downright break their promises to us. - See John's video at the end of this blog.
For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. – Isaiah 9:6
Christmas is a time of joy and celebration for Christians. We exchange gifts with family & friends to show our love and appreciation. If your shopping list is growing into a financial or time-consuming burden, get creative this year!
With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, allow me to ask: Would you rather develop a thankful mindset throughout the year or squander Thanksgiving Day with food and parades and football?
Don’t get me wrong: I love food and parades and football, but none of these move me to thankfulness. I am therefore vowing to better practice the following ideas, with the hope that I can learn to be more and more thankful throughout the entire year. Won’t you join me?
by Drs. Peter Robbins & Kevin Downing
Jesus Christ was a tremendous disappointment to most everyone who knew and loved Him at one time or another. Consider the following:
A Savior who never freed God's people from the oppressive Roman rule of His day.
A Chosen One who began to wipe out human hunger with five loaves of bread and two fish, but who quickly gave it up...
Dr. Peter Robbins, Ph.D.
How long, Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save? Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds. - Habakkuk 1:2-3
Scripture as a Weapon
In I Corinthians 11:3 we are told...
Have you ever been a relationship that didn't go well? How about the one you're in right now? Is it working for you? How about someone you care about and their relationship with someone else. Does it hurt just to watch them be together? In this short video Dr. Robbins will show you three kinds of relationships. Two that are high maintenance and one that isn't.
The folks living in and around St. Cloud, Minnesota were hard working farmers. When my family lived near St. Cloud we were introduced to an unusual local custom; “rock picking”.
Did you know there are three kinds of people in the world. Two you want to be with, the third kind you don't.
Are you hanging around the right kind of folks? What if the wrong kind is a relative? Then what?
Watch this engaging video by Dr. Peter Robbins and learn how to deal with toxic relationships.
This article is dedicated to my pastor, Greg Davis, who's courage, transparency and spiritual maturity have impacted my life over many years, but most especially in the last year since he was diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. He is currently cancer free but has been told that there is a near certainty that his cancer will return at some point.
On this particular Sunday, Pastor Greg was experiencing symptoms that could indicate a recurrence. He shared openly with us in his sermon about the fear that had dug its claws into his soul and was flinging him about like a helpless squirrel in the teeth of a ravenous wolf (my analogy, not his).
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