Discipline: Confession of a Recovering Tostitos Addict

“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it” (Hebrews 12:11) My latest big adventure is my new job as an online substance abuse disorder counselor. There’s so much to learn, but I love to study, so it’sContinue reading “Discipline: Confession of a Recovering Tostitos Addict”

Pressure and Pain

You may be familiar with comic Brian Regan’s very funny sketch about pressure and pain. He observes that doctors don’t like to use the word “pain.” “Doctors will tell you about ‘pressure’. If a doctor tells you you’re about to feel some pressure, buckle up…He could be swinging a two-by-four by your head and say,Continue reading “Pressure and Pain”

Good Suffering

Many years ago, a wise counselor told me, “God doesn’t waste good suffering.” Strange statement, right? How can suffering be described as good? Over the years I have become convinced through many interactions with suffering people that there is indeed such a thing as good suffering.  As someone who hates to waste anything, I findContinue reading “Good Suffering”

We Shall Be Like Him

Humans have this little habit of taking over God’s job. The original influence for this perpetual error in judgment was Satan, the serpent Eve encountered in that lovely garden so long ago. He is the one who subverts and corrupts every good intention of Creator God by deception. He tells us that we’d better takeContinue reading “We Shall Be Like Him”