Anointed Courage

Encouraging Words from Lessons Learned

Category: Envy (page 2 of 4)

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

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

Sore Losers

Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles, lest the Lord see it and be displeased, and turn away his anger from him.” Proverbs 24:17-18

I am a Sore Loser

I love sports. There are two favorite teams of mine that I pledge my allegiance to, The Los Angeles Kings and The UCLA Bruins. My father went to UCLA, so it was an automatic for me to cheer for that school. I saw one hockey game almost 25 years ago and I was hooked. Whenever these two teams play their rivals, I want to crawl in a hole and stay there until the smoke clears. Why? I am a sore loser. I admit it....   Continue Reading

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