Sunday, May 26, 2013


Wow, this is a big one. It's one of the fruits of the spirit. A bookend with the other end being Love

So what does this word mean?  It seems pretty straight forward but is it really?

The Greek definition of self-control = one who masters his desires.

So I ask many teens know the way to master their desires when they may not have anyone in their life to teach them how to master their sinful flesh.

Galatians 5:16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. [17] For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.

Now this may sound like it needs some clarification. But if you have no one to clarify this then how are you to understand?  What we need to teach this upcoming generation who will eventually be taking care of us and making decisions in the far future that will affect us is how to avoid the temptations of the flesh (sin) and make a choice based on the spirit. By praying and thinking about our choice  based on the answers to our prayer. This is why we must reach out to these young adults and help them in their struggling lives. Offer to take them to church or to spend some positive time with them. It's our responsibility to help change and mold them. If we all just avoid this responsibility then nothing gets accomplished and nothing gets changed and the world continues the way it is allowing God to be removed from every thing that evil can remove it from. 

Reach out and touch a struggling teen today. It just takes 5 minutes to let someone know you care

A point to ponder on my friends...

Sunday, May 19, 2013


When you hear or think of this word, what thoughts go through your mind?

Courage is defined as:
"The quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery"
But then the word "desponding" comes to mind for a lot of young adults these days.
Desponding is defined as:
"To be depressed by loss of hope, confidence, or courage" 
How often in today's society do young adults have the fear, worry or anxiety of not being able to move forward.  To believe that their past mistakes control their future.  Not knowing how to let go of the past and look forward to what lies ahead. 
How often do we not take the time to notice these young adults who feel hopeless.  What can be done?  Who should help?  Where do these young adults go for help?  Who should they turn to in desperate times when no one is there for them.
Are we so busy in our lives that we can't take 10 minutes to give a compliment or offer Godly advise to someone who looks lost.  If we all just wait for "someone" else to do it then nothing gets done.

A point to ponder on my friends...