Anointed Courage

Encouraging Words from Lessons Learned

Month: January 2017 (page 1 of 2)

Camouflaged Problems

“Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.”  Proverbs 28:13

 

I am not one to hide my emotions.  It is usually written on my face.  Meanwhile, if you ask me “how are you?”  I respond with, “I’m fine, thank you.”  Understandably, you don’t want to tell the cashier at Target that you are anxious beyond belief or you are scared about the security of your husband’s job.   We feel we shouldn’t burden others with our problems....   Continue Reading

Don’t Take it Personally

“Do not take to heart all the things that people say, lest you hear your servant cursing you.  Your heart knows that many times you yourself have cursed others.” Ecclesiastes 7:21-22

 

I admit it, taking things personally is something I am fantastic at.  It is usually followed with the response, “what is that supposed to mean?” This is not something I am proud of doing or admitting.  But I am learning to pause and take a breath before responding to the matter....   Continue Reading

Imitating Jesus

 

“If we say we are His, we must follow the example of Christ.”  I John 2:6

 

This morning, I was listening to the radio and a singer was talking about the birth of his daughter.  He said prayed that he would not mess up that relationship.  He asked God to remind him to treasure his daughter everyday and to know it is an honor to be her father.  ...   Continue Reading

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