Christians have asked, worried, and fretted over this question for two thousand years. Many are impatient and ready to march right out to serve God. But, how? Here’s some insight into God’s answer.
I wonder about a lot of odd things. This morning I realized I had “fried” my brain in much the same way I fried that of my first show horse, General Silver, some 25 years ago. In the course of my morning wonderment I came up to a question about ADHD and video games. I’m going to ask for your opinion since I don’t have an answer to the question.
“This year’s American Horse Council National Issues Forum was titled, “Where Have All the Horses Gone?” During the recent forum in Washington, D.C., the question was answered on several levels, but the data also led to more questions.” 7 answers to the question…
Many people have trouble figuring out the difference between assertiveness and aggression in other humans. Sometimes we have the same problem trying to nail down our own motives or actions.
Aggressive behavior in horses sometimes manifests as pushiness; a lack of respect that invades your personal space or recognizes a cue but purposefully ignores it. At other times aggression is demonstrated by a horse that insists on not only having a vote, but veto power as well.
Specific characteristics of aggressive and assertive people and horses and how to respond to them.
One of my Facebook friends shared a message of sadness at the passing of a beloved friend whose cheerful and infectious spirit enlivened one of her riding groups. I can understand the unmitigated sorrow people who do not know Christ experience when a loved one dies because there truly is no comfort to be offered or found. But for those in the family of faith a change of perspective lightens the load and reveals a brilliant ray of hope and joy.
What can a herd of wild horses held in a containment corral teach Christians about loss?
When you finally discover that the answer to a question or dilemma you’ve puzzled or fretted over for years was embarrassingly simple was your response “Awright!” followed by a victorious imaginary high-five or “What an idiot” followed by a brief indulgent moment of self-disgust?
Everyone knows the necessity of a proper warm up. Who would suggest that core strength isn’t a requirement of athletic in any sport? Would anyone disagree that balance is a good thing? I knew about warm-up, core training, and balance. What I didn’t know is that I had great conceptual knowledge about all of them but a less-than-stellar history of application.
“For everyone who asks receives.” (Matthew 7:8)
“You ask and you do not receive, because you ask amiss.” (James 4:3)
The essence of my discovery may be found in these two short statements. Both are true, but don’t they present just a little challenge when you compare them? If you ask you will receive. Okay, that’s a good simple concept. But do you always get what you ask for?
God does not call us to celebrate Christmas. God calls us to love His Son.
As mature trees gradually exchange their lush green mantles of summer for autumn masterpieces of red, purple, and gold the tenor of the world begins to change. The clamor over back-to-school shopping, the World Series, Texas high school football, and the irritants of cultural, economic, and political discourse begin to recede as the sounds, smells, and rhythms of the Holiday Season consume both days and dollars once more.
The spiritual remnants of Christmas…
Enough is as good as a feast…
The offense of Christmas…
Unchanging and Unchangeable…
The Promise Fulfilled.
Self-consciousness has two faces in every man, woman, and child. Like intertwined theatrical masks, one side is good and the other not. Human embarrassment produces positive transformation in some but reflects a heart of spiritual darkness in the other.
The ability to be conscious of self is one way people are created in God’s image. Humans have the capacity to examine their own motivations and behavior from outside of that behavior and determine if it was good or bad. Self-centered people act as judge, jury, and sometimes executioner for what they do or say.
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