Posted on Monday, November 4, 2013
in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values
We fantasize “if I ___, then I’d be happy.”
We worry that we won’t be.
Yesterday I heard Peter Haas wisely say, “Happiness is a spiritual problem not a circumstantial problem.”
Too often many of us fall into a spiritual funk when our circumstances take a turn for the worst:
– Why did God allow my child to get sick?
– Why did God allow my business to fail?
– Where is God when my pain is so bad?
– Where’s God’s love when I’m feeling so alone?
Subtitled, “Discovering The Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle”, Michael John Cusick begins with an abrupt and compelling question, “What’s Better than Porn?” He spends the majority of the rest of the book answering that question.
“You and I were created to fly. But something has gone terribly wrong…Adam and Eve lost their innocence and…barely a day goes by that I don’t hear a story about a man losing his (innocence) in exchange for pornography…(and) the losses are devastating.”
My son Josh loves cars. Through his teens years he slowly but enthusiastically spread his enthusiasm to me, and to the rest of our household.
We watch “car shows” together. We laugh at the mishaps. We marvel at the technology. We skills oh and ah at the power, and drool when we see certain cars.
Certainly then I must drive a nice car.
I drive a 1996 Plymouth Voyager.
Posted on Friday, February 17, 2012
in Emotional, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values
“Run — flee the evil desires of youth; run away; run away from infantile indulgence; run from temptations that capture young people; run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts — instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.“ 1
Okay, yeah love is the obvious choice, but why does the choice STILL have to be so [expletive] hard!
1 – 2 Timothy 2:22
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