Tag Archives: Perseverance

18 Apr

“…For I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.”   Exodus 20:5-6   God shows His mercy to mankind when he states that He visits the iniquity of the fathers to the third and fourth generation, BUT He shows His love to a…..

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05 Apr

“…For I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.”   Exodus 20:5-6   We hear about generational curses, and see them in action when observing addictions in alcohol, drugs, and overeating. We also see them passed down from parent to child in the…..

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22 Feb

You are invited to attend The Time Will Come Ministry Weekend at Christian Church of San Angelo (4064 S. Bryant Blvd., San Angelo, TX 76903) on Friday and Saturday, February 26 and 27, 2016. This will be a special time with God to: heal from emotionally abusive or difficult relationships; established dignity and confidence in difficult relationships; help and understand others in difficult relationships; stay encouraged in daily life; and be assured that God has not forgotten you. We will…..

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03 Feb

As we anticipate the year 2016, much change and even more insecurity are in the air. We will be electing new national leadership, international affairs are in turmoil, our family units are re-arranging, and our bodies are changing. God offers us many securities in the midst of the unknown. It is our comfort and joy that our God and Savior knows what has happened in the past, what is happening now, and what will happen in the near and far…..

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10 Dec

I am at Christkindl Market Days in Arlington Texas. As I watch the people hustling and bustling in the holiday festivities and beauty, I wonder what is going on in their hearts. Are some of these people preparing for the Norman Rockwell Christmas, anticipating family gatherings, where everyone gets along, has peace, and enjoys lots of laughter and joy?   I wonder about others who may be concerned about their loved ones in the military. And then there are those who…..

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26 Oct

When we cry out to God, we want here-and-now answers to our prayers. When we don’t think situations are changing, then we feel rejected by God or that he is punishing us. God sees the process of waiting and healing differently than we do. Maybe he sees our difficult relationships as a process that involves continuously submitting, obeying, trusting, and relying on him. Sometimes the process is brief. Sometimes it takes years and years for the process to culminate and…..

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21 Sep

Difficult relationships help us to be the person God created us to be. Because we love and seek God, we feel that he should recognize our needs and answer our prayers in a timely manner. After all, isn’t that what we do in our human relationships? Generally speaking, we try to please and make life comfortable for those we love. God does the same for us by blessing us with so many things – faith, health, family, needs met, careers,…..

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07 Sep

God healed my relationship with my mother in a way that I would have never expected. When we ask God for something, we generally have an idea of what, when, where, and how we want him to bless us.  In other words, we have a picture of the package and how it will serve our needs. Fortunately, God hears our requests, and then he does things his way. In Isaiah 55:8 he clearly states, “For my thoughts are not your…..

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31 Aug

    Some failed relationships are ongoing. Such was the case with Mama and me. God never gave me release from Mama, and I knew to reject her completely was only repeating the generational cycle in which I was raised. I didn’t want to pass that method down to my daughter or to have to account to God for such actions. The big heartache of an emotionally abusive relationship is that love is not returned. Fear is a major component…..

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20 Aug

Instead of saying “Carrying God With Me…” I should say “God Carrying Me With Him Throughout My Day”.   I am so thankful that He has pursued me and has not given up on me. I consider faith to be a gift from God.   It is through faith that a person continually seeks God’s guidance, presence, wisdom, and His participation in daily life. It is because of this gift that we are able to marvel at the beautiful times and persevere…..

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