A few sentences from each post gives you an idea of what the post is about. Click on the title to go to the post:
January 2013 - How do I know when it's God's voice? - "How do I know when it's God talking to me or the devil?" This is a question that I get quite a bit in my correspondence and conversations with people.
February 2013 - 89-years-young - Today, my Father turns the young age of 89...
March 2013 - Dead spiders - It is possible to have perfect intent. But how does one achieve such? How does one become a slave to righteousness?
April 2013 - What is your prayer life like? - Do I pray rightly or do I just pray to ward off anxiety, kind of routinely without really understanding what I am doing? Has my prayer life developed in a healthy fashion?
May 2013 - Racism - Am I part of the problem? - Later, upon reflection of this interaction, I thought to myself, "There I went and did it again. I came off as a racist."
June 2013 - Can people really change? - "Dear Lord, in case you didn't know, he's right upstairs! You need to do something about him! My daughter says she loves him. Can't she see how mean and abusive he is? He does drugs and is going to take her with him! God, you've gotta do something!"
July 2013 - Choosing intimacy - We've been married 29 years and over the years I've struggled with this question, "Did God make Karyn just for me and me for her?" I haven't asked this question out of doubt of our love for each other, I have asked it out of a genuineness of wondering about God's compassionate care for people. Is there always someone God has planned for someone?
August 2013 - Toenail suckin' frogs - Part One and Two - "Well, if he gets on my toe, I'm gonna take a stick and beat on him until he lets go." I said, "oooh, you don't wanna do that. That just makes them mad. You don't want a mad toenail suckin' frog latched onto your toe. It would be better to just kinda pretend he's not there and let him eat your toenail and then he will leave you alone."
September 2013 - The God of Elijah - Part One and Two - On January 9th, we were outside preaching. Brother Wu with some others were in one part of the village and suddenly asked publicly: "Why will none of you believe?" Someone in the crowd replied at once, "What have a god -- one god -- Ta-wang (Great King), and he has never failed us. He is an effective god."
October 2013 - Sexual dreaming - How does one handle sexual dreams? Often they are not under our conscious control. So, are we responsible for our dreams? Are we responsible for our acting out sexually when aroused by a dream? How does one stay pure, even while sleeping?
November 2013 - Am I a subtle elitist? - I was in a small group from our church and we were praying for these new people. I was struck by a thought that I am sure came from God. I remember thinking, "you don't really believe that these new Christians are gonna make it, do you?"
December 2013 - Do you practice sin in your life? (part one and two) - This is a greek study of Galatians 5:19-21.
BE A MAN.