Let Jesus Take Your Trash Out

Text: Psalm 123 Some years back I was reading a business journal that was exploring lucrative fields for the future.  Most of it was tech and medically related but not all of it.  One particular line stuck with me, “There will be profitable future markets for people who can make other people’s trash go away.”Continue reading “Let Jesus Take Your Trash Out”

Dealing with People who Disappoint (At Christmas)

Dealing with People who Disappoint  It is 100% certain that you will be dealing with people who have disappointed you during this Christmas season (even if you are spending it alone).  When we are around people who have disappointed us in one way or the other, a myriad of emotions threaten to overwhelm us.  Particularly ifContinue reading “Dealing with People who Disappoint (At Christmas)”

Dealing with Those Who Disappoint

A defining characteristic of living in a fallen world is dealing with people who have disappointed you.  When we are around people who have disappointed us in one way or the other, a myriad of emotions are sent into frenzy by our brain.  Particularly if these are people we also happen to love or onceContinue reading “Dealing with Those Who Disappoint”

Stop Beating Yourself Up (consider it a Christmas gift)

Stop Beating Yourself Up (consider it a Christmas gift) Don’t beat yourself up in this Christmas season if you have not done everything perfectly in your life. None of us are flawless and to expect perfection is somewhere between unrealistic and delusional.  If you know you have not intentionally sought to do others harm, if you haveContinue reading “Stop Beating Yourself Up (consider it a Christmas gift)”

Forgiveness (what’s in it for you)

I have thinking about forgiveness tonight. Not micro-forgiveness but forgiveness of the macro variety. There is a popular misconception that forgiveness is an altruistic notion; a lofty plane only the saintly can hope to obtain. I disagree. Forgiveness is really more pragmatic than you may imagine. There is a lot in it for us whenContinue reading “Forgiveness (what’s in it for you)”