Anointed Courage

Encouraging words from lessons learned

Month: April 2016 (page 1 of 2)

The Comparison Trap

But, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord. For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.” 2 Corinthians 10:17-18

There is a beautiful man-made lake (not too many real ones, where I live) in the city where my church is located. There is a nice path around the lake that is frequented by walkers, runners, and bicyclists. I was walking at my usual snail’s pace around the lake when a little girl caught my eye. She could not have been more than 3 years old and she was riding her bicycle with no training wheels. People would stop and do a double take. Several different people asked her mother how old she was because they couldn’t believe she was able to ride a two-wheeled bicycle at her age. ...   Continue Reading

Seeing through the Fog

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5

Once in a while, I encounter fog when I am driving in the mornings. Fog is scary and creepy. One morning it was quite thick. I was beginning to panic because I couldn’t see a far distance, only about 10 feet in front of me. I decided to take it slow and be patient. I drove cautiously and finally passed through the fog bank. Then there was brilliant sunshine illuminating the rest of the way to my destination. It was a huge relief. Not too long ago, my husband and I experienced something where we felt the fog would never lift. Thankfully, we saw the victory....   Continue Reading

I don’t seem to have time for the Lord

In all your ways, submit to Him and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:6

I was encountering some struggles in my parenting. The struggle was, I feel I know nothing! I asked the very wise man who leads the pastoral care ministry at my church if he had a good book to recommend. He lent me a book about parenting by Charles Swindoll called “You and Your Child”. There are some many valuable lessons in the book. The one that struck a cord with me was that a parent must get to know their child, because you cannot love something you do not know. Isn’t that the truth with anything in life!...   Continue Reading

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