January 7, 2014 · 11:58 pm
I came across this verse during my Bible study devotion today.
Mathew 6:22-23 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are unhealthy,[ your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” NIV
I especially liked the wayThe Living Bible put it.
22 “Your eye is a lamp for your body. A pure eye lets sunshine into your soul. 23 But an evil eye shuts out the light and plunges you into darkness. If the light you think you have is really darkness, how deep that darkness will be!” Continue reading →
Filed under Following Christ Has Changed My Life, Inner Sruggles and Heartache, Life and Relationships, Life Lessons
Tagged as Accountability, God, Judgemental eyes, Judgment, Lack of grace, Legalism, Life Lessons, Pride, Self-Reflection, Spirituality
June 27, 2013 · 10:46 pm
I suffer from a genetic disorder. Pride. And today I had to part with a huge chunk of it. I thought I long dealt with this, but not so according to the Lord.
We all have our hang-ups. One of mine is a cushion I use because of a back injury. My back often feels like I’m 80 even though I am only in my fifties. The “granny” cushion embarrasses the daylights out of me. I’ve even joked, “The Lord must think I needed a great deal of humbling.”
Whether I plan a vacation, go to a new church, visit a friend, go to a seminar, watch a kid graduate, dine at a restaurant, or even try to relax somewhere, my biggest concern is always the seat I will have to sit on. Folding chairs? Pure torture. Unsupportive seats or soft couches won’t work either. Chairs with odd angles, lacking firmness, or without a full back cause a backache that will last for days. Continue reading →
Filed under Awed by His Love and Grace, Everydayliving, Life Lessons, Life with Chronic Pain
Tagged as Accountability, Back Pain, Embarrassing Moments, Faith, Gaining Weight, God, Humbling, Humor, Life Lessons, Lying, Pride, Pride Problems, Sacrifice, Self-Reflection, Spirituality, Telling the Truth