Archive for November, 2012

Vegas Baby

Posted: November 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

Las Vegas is famous for many things, including the statement that “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.”   Is that true?  Sure, at least partially.  What you do in Vegas stays there as long as you do.  The problem is, once you head home, what happened in Vegas comes home with you.  We have the freedom to make our own choices, but our choices have consequences.  And the pain of our decisions affects not only us, but our family and friends.  What we do in secret never stays a secret.  If you’ve got a secret to confess, talk to God today.  He already knows about it and wants to forgive you.  But he can’t forgive you until you ask.  Forgiveness is God’s gift, but it doesn’t become yours until you accept it.

The Mind Field

Posted: November 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

Satan told Eve that if she believed him (rather than God), she would become like God. But all she got was a truck load of pain and problems. By accepting the lie, Eve gave Satan exactly what HE wanted — the legal right to put thoughts into her mind, and ours.  Satan is a liar. What he tells you is for his benefit, not yours. Your mind is a field — what you grow is directly related to what you plant. Like weeds in a garden, Satan’s lies will eventually choke out God’s word. But there’s a catch – the only way the devil’s lies can take root in your mind is if you accept them. Satan may have the legal right to put his lies in your mind, but you have the legal right to fight back, using the word of God, which is sharper than any two-edged sword.  God’s truth cannot grow in toxic sludge.  Ladies, if you have weeds, pick up the sword of truth.  It’s time to start weeding.

The Waiting Room

Posted: November 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

I’ve spent my entire life sitting in what I call The Waiting Room, the place where I’ve waited and waited and waited and waited for my father to become my daddy — to give me my identity, invest his time in me, tell me that I’m beautiful, that he’s proud of me, and that he loves me.  Although my father was home every night, he didn’t make any effort to socialize with me.  It left me wondering: If he isn’t interested, why would anyone, including God the Father, ever be interested in me?  The truth is, God is not only interested in me (and you), he loves us!  Our earthly fathers make mistakes, but our Heavenly Father doesn’t.  We are created in God’s image.  God has a plan for us, but it’s up to us to ask him what it is.  Want to know God’s plan for you?  Ask Him.  He’s waiting to hear you’re interested.