The world today is experiencing an epic shortage of respect. Politeness and honor for one another have been thrown out the window. How did society devolve to a point of having so little regard for one another? A major lack of love and boundaries ... set for others and for ourselves. Several years ago, my … Continue reading I Am Honored
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
According to Psychology Today, "It is the ability to subdue our impulses in order to achieve longer-term goals. Rather than responding to immediate impulses, we can plan, evaluate alternative actions, and, often enough, avoid doing things we'll later regret. It is restraint exercised over one's own impulses, emotions, or desires. The ability to exert self-control is … Continue reading Self-control— What Is That Anyway?