What Is Love? Baby Don't Hurt Me. - Part 2". It's not just about practicing patience by putting ourselves in especially annoying situations. It isn't some magic pill that we take, and suddenly we express love appropriately. In every heated situation there comes a time when we can take a step back to deescalate the tension or step up and escalate it. When we step back and cool it, we're being patient and kind. Thus, we are showing love. It's up to YOU to get it done.
On Tuesday, we reflected on an entry by Donald Miller and a subsequent comment by author 'Z'. This was all about filtering our relationships, and whether or not we are right in demoting a friend if he is detrimental to us in one way or another. I used Miller's entry to launch into a discussion about how to structure our relationships like Jesus. We have those who are in our "inner circle", those who are true friends, then there is everyone else. Sometimes, it becomes necessary to demote and promote friends. My rousing illustration can be seen to the right.
"The Scriptural Armory - Teach Wisdom's Ways" featured Proverbs 4:11-13 which says, "I will teach you wisdom’s ways and lead you in straight paths. When you walk, you won’t be held back; when you run, you won’t stumble. Take hold of my instructions; don’t let them go. Guard them, for they are the key to life"(NLT). How do we stop the moral decline of America? Fathers need to learn how to make sound, moral decisions, then teach their sons wisdom's ways.
Thursday, we had another installment of "I Hear Voices.....The Good Kind". This time we heard from Ron Stohler, Pastor of Adult Ministries at Grace Community Church - my current church home. Ron encouraged men to follow God whilst their families along with them. Much thanks to Ron for his contribution!
Friday, we uncovered another great adventure for you and your own....to the beach! While it's probably too late to go on an impromptu spring vacation out to America's coastal areas, there are tons of fresh-water beaches and parks to enjoy across the country. There's most likely one within an hour or two of your home. With tons of stuff to do and a low price tag, you can't go wrong leading yo fam to one of these awesome locations!
Monday - What Is Love? Baby Don't Hurt Me. - Part 3. 1 Corinthians 13:4 says that love is not jealous. So is it wrong for a man to be jealous if his wife is getting too close to a male friend? I'll tell you Monday.
Tuesday - We will join an interesting discussion brewing somewhere on the web. Can't tell you specifics, because the conversation has yet to start.
Wednesday - The Scriptural Armory will equip you to listen to God. You know the story of Elijah hearing God's soft, quiet voice in 1 Kings? I see a different lesson in the story than most current interpretations.
Thursday - In "I Hear Voices.....The Good Kind", we take a detour from the interviews as I introduce you to a book that changed my life - Choosing To Cheat by Andy Stanley.
Friday - Tired of going to the mall? Does that waiter know the names of you, your wife, your kids, your pets, and your kids' best friends? Sounds like it's time to awaken your latent explorers.