Anointed Courage

Encouraging Words from Lessons Learned

Month: March 2017 (page 1 of 2)

Idleness is the Enemy’s Playground

“Trouble makers start fights, gossip breaks up friendships.”  Proverbs 16:28

 

I am a rule follower.  One problem of being a rule follower,  is that you carry the burden of enforcing rules to those who don’t follow rules.  So I become judgmental and condescending over those who seem to live a life of blissful ignorance.  My heart hardens.  Though, the truth is, I have too much time on my hands.  The enemy uses this idleness and destroys things around me....   Continue Reading

Empathy versus Knowing

“So then, as we have an opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”  Galatians 6:10

 

I want to fully understand a situation before I move on to the next thing.  This can be both good and bad.  For the good, it is so I can be helpful or encouraging in some way.  The bad, is that I will ruminate over it until I can come to some conclusion.   And in turn, I want for others to come to an understanding when it comes to my situation.  Unfortunately, this does not always happen....   Continue Reading

Social Distortion

“However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” Ephesians 5:33

 

Social Media is a slippery slope.  Many people put things out there to share with their real and social media friends and their families.  Usually it is when they look their best or if something good happens to them.  Studies have shown how it triggers anxiety or sadness to those who constantly see it in their feeds.  The nickname, Fakebook, for Facebook is all too true.  ...   Continue Reading

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