Two Extremes…and a Better Answer!

Have you ever noticed that people fall into one of two extremes when some form of ‘calamity’ hits: They either Obsess about it and ‘freak out’, or they resort to Denial, and minimize the reality. What we’re seeing in response to the COVID 19 virus is a case in point. There are millions of peopleContinue reading “Two Extremes…and a Better Answer!”

Keep Pointing!

As I look around at our culture and the challenges that I see, I have to admit that it becomes increasingly difficult to know what to do…how to make a positive impact. Political turmoil, corruption, and blatant hypocrisy–from all sides; moral degradation to the point that all social mores are crumbling around us; selfishness andContinue reading “Keep Pointing!”

Learning to Blush Again

Have you ever known someone who blushes easily? Maybe they don’t like to be the center of attention, or they get embarrassed when given a compliment. In many ways, this can seem ‘sweet’ and is charming. Some people blush when something private is brought up in public, or when lines of decency are crossed. TheseContinue reading “Learning to Blush Again”

Becoming Stronger Than Others’ Opinions

One thing we hear a lot about these days–with justification–is bullying. Especially as school starts up again, I’m sure we’ll see this in the news and on social media. Certainly, bullying and harassing others is wrong, and should be strongly condemned. This behavior is never acceptable, and must not be minimized. As adults, we needContinue reading “Becoming Stronger Than Others’ Opinions”

Rise Above!

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist (or an NFL Football Coach–nod to Matt Patricia of the #DetroitLions) to see that there is a LOT of negativity, drama, and genuine conflict in our culture right now. Unfortunately, this had led to even more mud-slinging, name-calling, and impugning the character of those we disagree with. As always,Continue reading “Rise Above!”

You DO Have What It Takes…If…

Most of us know that our world is a mess. Politics…violence…poverty…disease…racism… There are no shortage of ‘issues’ to weigh us down and overwhelm us. It can leave us thinking that there’s nothing we can do, individually. On the one hand, that’s correct. After all, one single person choosing to live differently is a ‘drop inContinue reading “You DO Have What It Takes…If…”

“Do Something!”

This weekend was a tragic one in the US. Two mass shootings–in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, have left 29 killed, scores injured, and all of us traumatized on some level. During a speech in Dayton yesterday by a local politician, she was shouted down by people in the crowd chanting “DO Something”! ItContinue reading ““Do Something!””

Doctrines of Demons?

1 Timothy 4:1 (New American Standard Version): “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons…” Doctrines of Demons? That’s pretty harsh–pretty ‘out there’, isn’t it? I mean, sure…some will teach things that you or I may disagree with.Continue reading “Doctrines of Demons?”

Dream #2: Judge Not?

Judge Not…3/14/19 As I stated yesterday, I have VIVID, detailed dreams. The night before last I had 2…I described one in this post: https://pastordajo.com/2019/03/14/two-dreams-1-sparrow-and-spider/. Here’s my second one: In my dream I was at church, talking with a group of people after the service in the lobby. One of the young men—a high schooler—began toContinue reading “Dream #2: Judge Not?”

I Wonder…

I wonder what will happen tomorrow…or the day after tomorrow. Will the ’causes’ that I agreed with have passed? Will those I disagreed with have failed? Will the candidates I voted for have won, or been defeated? Obviously, I don’t know that, and no one does-despite what all the conspiracy theorists out there say! OneContinue reading “I Wonder…”