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Count It All Joy pt.2

Count It All Joy pt.2

James 1:2 – “count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;” Bad things happen in life that we do not cause, could not foresee, and could not prevent.  James calls these events “divers temptations;” also translated as: various trials – Amplified...

Oops! I Made a Mistake

Oops! I Made a Mistake

Have you ever had a great idea, acted on it, and failed big time - because you missed an important step? I did – AGAIN!This is what happened. I learned in my writing course that I should blog portions of my book and let you, my subscribers, respond. That way I would...

Why God Won’t Answer

Why God Won’t Answer

What is your habitual response when you are in the middle of a huge life crisis that you did not cause? This trial hit you from the blind side.  Many Christians pray, and tell God all about their problem. They may also seek counsel from family and friends who...

When Trouble Comes

When Trouble Comes

Trouble comes to everybody sooner or later. Often trouble comes back to back. First the refrigerator breaks down, then your child gets sick and needs expensive medicine, and then you lose your job. My Lord, what to do! James the brother of Jesus, taught: “If any of...

Where To Acquire True Wisdom

Where To Acquire True Wisdom

There is an important difference between knowledge and wisdom.   For example, it is a cold night and you are near freezing. This is a trial or trouble. Knowing how to put dry leaves, small twigs, and branches on cleared ground and set it afire is good...

Count It All Joy

Count It All Joy

Every Christian wants to believe that he absolutely, positively trusts God. Belief and reality may not be the same thing. Our faith level is revealed in our attitude and actions when trouble knocks on our door.  James, Jesus’ brother, knew that being a Christian...