Blog Archive: Kirk M

The following blogs, if any, are all of the blogs published by Kirk M @blessings2you

Contrary to what a multitude of Christians believe, a person does not get “saved” by attending church, participating in the choir, giving money when the offering plate is passed, volunteering at the ice cream social, being an usher, going... read more
533 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 26, 2012
When I stop and look at how I arrived at what I now believe to be truth, the road has been a long and winding pathway through dense forests and over steep mountains. At very few times, as I sit here looking back over the route, do I see smooth... read more
526 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 24, 2012
I spent much of my life trying to measure up to other people’s expectations or standards. It seemed that no matter how hard I tried at times, I was never good enough, smart enough, good looking enough or fast talking enough to succeed. Despite... read more
663 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 21, 2012
Each one viewed the other with suspicion and at times anger. Instead of getting together to find common ground and promote unity, they quickly fell into endless debate and vain attacks leveled at each other. When all was said and done, instead of a... read more
510 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 19, 2012
One of my favorite songs is, “Hurt and the Healer” by Mercy Me. It it, there is a verse that reflects my heart and situation perfectly: “Sometimes I feel it’s all that I can do Pain so deep that I can hardly move Just keep my... read more
507 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 18, 2012
Although my dad and I had a cordial relationship at best, compared to many who grew with abusive or absent fathers, I consider myself very fortunate. Despite his many character flaws, weaknesses (especially to alcohol) and deep insecurities; my dad... read more
509 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 17, 2012
I know a man who had a thriving medical practice and outwardly had everything going for him. Inwardly he was conflicted for he felt God wanted him to use his abilities in service to Him. Ultimately he sold his medical practice and started a ministry... read more
521 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 14, 2012
The most selfish man I have ever known I met in 2002 after the man died who had been our “landlord”. The man I met at Charlie’s funeral was the significant other of one of his daughters. He owned a successful heating and cooling... read more
492 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 13, 2012
By the time my mom died in early April of 2006, most of my time was spent tending to her needs. To say taking care of her was my full time job would truly be a great understatement. My life revolved around her needs and had for quite some time. In the... read more
769 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jun 12, 2012
Who among us has been appointed the next Elijah? Who among us has been given the cloak to be the next Elisha? Who among us has been charged with being the next John the baptizer? Who among us has been ordained to be the next Apostle Paul? Far too many... read more
507 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 11, 2012
“I can count a million times People asking me how I Can praise You with all that I've gone through The question just amazes me Can circumstances possibly Change who I forever am in You Maybe since my life was changed Long before these rainy... read more
546 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 10, 2012
Simple acts of kindness go a long way in not only helping another person but also helping those doing them to rise above their needs and open the spigots of giving again. Random acts of kindness are nice but simple acts of kindness are even better.... read more
513 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 08, 2012
As tragic as the current monetary crisis is in the country of Greece, it pales in comparison to the tragic state of affairs the Apostle Paul found in Athens in Acts 17. Instead of finding a country on the brink of anarchy and bankruptcy, Paul found a... read more
577 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 07, 2012
A popular Christian song talks about scars. Each time I hear this song I look at I my fingers, arms and legs for they have more scars than I can remember. Each scar tells a story of an accident, a mistake, a difficult job or the consequence of... read more
529 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 06, 2012
Our local Christian radio station recently finished their once a year fund raising drive where they line up pledges to get through another year. As aggravating as it was to hear pitches for money instead of the normal music, it was something that had... read more
491 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 05, 2012
Every day I plead with God, asking Him how much longer I must endure this torture. Every day I wrestle with my own selfish desires for health and prosperity and forcibly bring them into subjection to the will of God. Every day I must decide whether to... read more
460 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 04, 2012
This morning the realization hit me that this is JUNE already. That means in only five months there will be an election and in six months it will be the Christmas shopping season. It seems (to me anyway) that only last week it was January. Perhaps the... read more
437 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jun 01, 2012
Please allow me to speak openly for a moment. What I have to say is not based strictly upon the ongoing saga of my physical condition or dealing with a level 10 migraine my wife has had for two day. What I have to say is not a reaction to the intense... read more
624 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 31, 2012
As many of you know, I have been battling some pretty severe pain and inflammation issues the past couple of months. By last week I felt like I needed to hip replacements and a knee replacement too. I saw my doctor who ordered some blood tests which... read more
490 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 30, 2012
The god of this world set out on a carefully crafted mission many years ago with the sole purpose of setting a trap that in due time would catch God’s people and render them useless and powerless. This trap was masterfully conceived and... read more
727 words · ~3 minutes to read · published May 29, 2012
Perhaps because I have danced with my own mortality many times, the concept of departing this life to be at home with the Lord neither scares me nor dictates how I live. I refuse to be as so many people who live with the pale of death hanging over... read more
537 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 28, 2012
The essence of hope is built upon faith. Without faith there can be no hope. Faith allows us to reap the benefits of what hope promises and rest in the assurances hope holds. Hope is not merely wishing for something to happen. Hope is not to be... read more
542 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 27, 2012
Faith—it makes no difference how I feel, I can have faith when I am on the valley floor just as much as when I am on the mountaintop. Faith is not determined by circumstances but rather by our unshakeable belief that no matter what, good or bad,... read more
486 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 25, 2012
Over the years I have been writing blogs here at Christian Blog, I have been conflicted at times as I decide whether to write as some great Bible teacher (which I am NOT), someone like Solomon who went from the mountain top to the valley floor or as... read more
624 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 24, 2012
Pride has broken more men and women’s ministries than anything else. The overwhelming desire to prove one is right andor the other is wrong has caused split after split within denominations and the separation of chief friends throughout our... read more
539 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 23, 2012
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