Dealing with spiritually hangry people & why the only cure for emotional starvation is a secure relationship with God. And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” – John 6:35 (NKJV) I’ve been getting back into bread-making thanks to a friend who is a sourdough master. I haven’t … Continue reading Breadcrumbs v’s the Bread of Life
What do pearls represent in the bible? In the bible Jesus uses pearls as a metaphor twice, something which is not seen anywhere in the old testament. The bible certainly mentions costly jewels and the value of a person being beyond that of rubies, but is there something specific about pearls which Jesus wanted to convey? Unlike a lot of other types of jewels and … Continue reading The Pearl of Great Price & Swine
Standing in the Breach for Others & Softening your own Heart in the Process My last video on YouTube was on the subject of active listening and how some people really can’t hear or receive the messages Jesus gave us (Matthew 13). One of the comments gave me some food for thought because the viewer thought that I was saying we shouldn’t pray for people … Continue reading The Power of Prayer & Intercession
Why do we communicate, and are we bad at it? According to DeVito (2004) we communicate for a variety of reasons as outlined in the diagram below. Very few people waste time or energy on communicating arbitrarily, even if it seems that way sometimes. If you think that someone of simply filling the silence with words, you might not be paying close enough attention to … Continue reading Active Listening & Hearing God’s Voice
I was talking to my dad this week and he was describing his father to me, who he invariably speaks of with great admiration. My dad said that my grandfather was a kind, patient, and respectful man who treated others with courtesy, while still maintaining expectations of how he should be treated in return. As a single parent after the death of my grandmother from … Continue reading Boundaries: Why Some People Can’t See Them
Signs to KNOW if Someone is Manipulative One of the things I’ve learned over the years is that manipulative people don’t go out of their way to engage with people who aren’t wise to them. They only spend time and energy on people who they have identified as perceptive. Manipulative people target perceptive people because they have the need to neutralise a threat. They’re trying … Continue reading Coercive Control: How it Works on Perceptive People
Who really has the moral high ground? Do Christians have the moral high-ground over all other people? The simple answer to that question is: No. Nobody has the moral high-ground except God. The only thing which justifies a Christian is the righteousness of Christ Jesus. What then? Are we better than they? Not at all. For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all … Continue reading Do Christians Sin?
Why accurate perception of yourself makes you happier. Most people are average. You, me, and probably every person you’ve ever met would fall within the statistical bell-curve or averageness, and this is totally normal and acceptable. In statistics this is known as normal distribution and it looks like this: The majority of the population (68% to be exact) are somewhere within the middle of the … Continue reading Is your self-concept delusional or accurate? The Dunning-Kruger Effect