Breath on Paper small group is taking a break between semesters. We'll be back June 12th. So if the Son sets you free, you are free indeed. John 8:36 [WARNING: This blogger is having a rough week. Or it could be hormones. But isn’t that the same thing? Bless you, dear reader, for bearing with … Continue reading Free? What Is This “Free” of which You Speak?
Self-control is the most difficult of the fruit of the Spirit for so many of us. In our world today our eyes and ears get fed an extravagant display of self-indulgence. We are fatter, angrier and more addicted than ever before as we have given ourselves over to self-indulgence instead of self-control. “Like a city … Continue reading Under New Management
For God has not given us a spirit of fear (timidity, cowardice) but of power and of love and of self-control (sound mind, discipline, instruction, judgement, sobriety). 2 Timothy 1:7 There was a time in my life when fear ruled me. It permeated every decision, stalled or stopped almost every adventure, and I was powerless … Continue reading Fearless Leading
Yes, I know we’re writing about SELF control this week, not SHELF control, but besides being an ironically lame (and therefor funny) pun, I want to talk about the shelf that we all have in our hearts that we tend to put ourselves on and exclude others from. The shelf is the judgy-judgy shelf from … Continue reading Shelf Control
Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 No, I strike … Continue reading Crowning Glory
Set a guard over my mouth, LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips. –Psalm 141:3 11/26/2012 “Today is Monday and it actually turned out to be a good one. I turned in my two-week notice on Friday (not knowing I was going to). The rest of the day went peacefully. I … Continue reading Time Out
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27 I've been going through one of the toughest, longest seasons of my life. If it were an actual season, it would … Continue reading The Prince of Peace Within