Tag: CHARACTER

SEPARATING PEOPLE FROM GOD

We all make the same mistake to varying degrees: we judge God's character by what we see in people around us... If our spouse is mean to us, it is not God's fault. If the government treats us badly, don't blame the Almighty. If the church, or those who move within its walls, or those … Continue reading SEPARATING PEOPLE FROM GOD

TACKLING THE MONSTER WITHIN

It's human nature to point fingers at other people, without finding fault at our own end of the finger. Some people live their whole lives without dealing with the monster within their own souls. They don't see their problem-they just experience the consequences of their failings, and blame others for them. The wreckage they leave … Continue reading TACKLING THE MONSTER WITHIN

HOW TO BUILD A REAL AND LASTING YOU

Who's read C.S.Lewis' book, "The Great Divorce"? In this stimulating novel Lewis sees some people who make it to heaven as being brilliant, vibrant beings, shining as the sun. Others are portrayed as just feint wisps: dim, almost ghost-like forms-the difference being due to the way they had lived their lives on the earth... Please … Continue reading HOW TO BUILD A REAL AND LASTING YOU

THE PERFECT WORLD

The political scene with its surrounding discourse, debate and accompanying scheming, charades, and false characterizations and representations provide a perfect arena for human nature to hone and to extrude one of its prime characteristics-one of the things it's best at: blaming someone else... Life, for almost all of us, is tough, and then we die. … Continue reading THE PERFECT WORLD

TRUE CONFESSIONS OF A HUMAN BEING

I've lived long enough to be carrying an extensive series of regrets, lurking and lowering in the back of my mind, and occasionally smashing into my consciousness... I've done and said far too many stupid things. I've turned aside from far too many potentially fruitful situations, and I've neglected far too many lovely, precious people. … Continue reading TRUE CONFESSIONS OF A HUMAN BEING