Courage to Like Yourself

In this insane world of social media where we have instant information and unfortunately instant opportunities to tear people down. One’s opinion is instantly agreed with or chagrined or even massacred. Everything is up to scrutiny for people who already have a low opinion of themselves its devastating. When we compare ourselves to others whoContinue reading “Courage to Like Yourself”

Courage to Study the Scriptures: Matthew 15

Tradition. Or, outward signs of one’s faith. Jesus was trying to teach that the ancient traditions that had developed over the years that were extensions of religious rites instituted to teach of the coming of the Savior needed to be put away. One such was the washing of hands before certain daily tasks. In ourContinue reading “Courage to Study the Scriptures: Matthew 15”

Courage to Apply the Scriptures: Matthew 14

“… But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. He said, Bring them hither to me. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass and took the five loaves, and the two fishes,Continue reading “Courage to Apply the Scriptures: Matthew 14”

Courage to be Nice

Have you worked in retail, food service, or any other business that requires working with the public?  If you do, then you have met the nicest people around….and…well…the least nicest people around. Why do we take out our frustrations on the person that is trying to help us?  Why does someone railroad the sales associateContinue reading “Courage to be Nice”

Courage to Respect

Why did respect become a bad word?  Why did respect become something that is so casual that many don’t even notice anymore?  When did respect fall away? The most simple respect began to diminish when ‘anything goes’ happened at church.  Remember ‘Sunday Best’?  Now it’s ‘Sunday whatever I wear when I’m relaxing.’  The pastor atContinue reading “Courage to Respect”