Blog Archive: Kirk M

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

Unless we learn from our mistakes, we are doomed to repeat them over and over again. If history teaches us anything, it is that people and societies are as sheep; following each other down the same path even if it leads to their destruction. Unlike... read more
490 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Nov 17, 2011
My simple prayer everyday is not that I move a mountain or raise someone who died but rather that I REMAIN FAITHFUL. As I go about my business and do whatever the day demands, I continue to pray that I REMAIN FAITHFUL. No matter how trying or... read more
483 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Nov 16, 2011
I vividly recall having a very animated argument with a man years ago regarding the attire needed to attend a church function. His position was that anytime God's people gathered in His presence, they had to look their best. There was, therefore,... read more
474 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Nov 15, 2011
Unrelenting pressure causes cracks in the soul and exposes otherwise unseen flaws. Pressure does indeed make diamonds, but it also makes coal. The pressure to please one's superiors has led many a man to an early grave or the soup kitchen. Once a... read more
751 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Nov 14, 2011
November 22, 1984 was a beautiful day in western Colorado. Most of the people involved in our fellowship were eagerly looking forward to the dinner being planned. None of the people knew the intense struggle taking place in the mind and heart of their... read more
503 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Nov 13, 2011
The grotesque situation unfolding at Penn State University is not only disgraceful but utterly nauseating. The ugly details emerging at one of the most prestigious football programs in the country has opened people's eyes to what really goes on... read more
493 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Nov 11, 2011
Near the end of the Apostle Paul's life, he wrote Timothy and said the following from 2 Timothy 4:7: "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith ." I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT The life and ministry of... read more
493 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Nov 10, 2011
In the Old Testament, the sign of extreme repentance and remorse was to wear sackcloth and be covered with ashes. It is my understanding that sackcloth was the hairy hide of goat and was not pleasant to the touch. Ashes of course are dirty and... read more
491 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Nov 09, 2011
Honestly, did Almighty God put us on this planet to devote 99 of our energy and efforts to being a slave to this world? Was the purpose of God that humans should devote ONE hour per week to worshipping Him while willingly giving the other 167 hours... read more
492 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Nov 08, 2011
For billions of people throughout history and around the world, the truth and reality of the Word of God has been unknown for they have never been taught what the Bible has to say. They may have heard about Jesus but no one has explained who He is,... read more
688 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Nov 07, 2011
"Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side. Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain. Leave to thy God to order and provide; In every change, He faithful will remain. Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend Through thorny ways leads to... read more
543 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Nov 06, 2011
Can you imagine hauling a huge couch on your back every day? Can you envision having a massive boulder strapped to your back permanently? Can you fathom being encumbered with football lineman tied to your back constantly? As disruptive, demanding and... read more
487 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Nov 03, 2011
There are two ways to view any situation. Either we can be on the outside looking in or on the inside looking out. Most would advocate it being better to be on the inside looking out, but in some cases the opposite is really better. Honestly, would... read more
495 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Nov 02, 2011
Two years ago I made four trips around the country visiting a few people who were (and some still are) very active members of this site. No one asked me to do what I did and God knows no one paid me to do it. I simply followed the prompting of the... read more
489 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Nov 01, 2011
It is easy to praise God and walk with great joy when everything is going well. But when the bee stings, the dog bites or the herd of elephants crash your party; it takes the conviction to our faith to endure and outlast the momentary tribulation or... read more
490 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Oct 31, 2011
We spend much of our lives wandering and stumbling about, once in awhile actually ending up in the center of God's will. Things happen that we have no explanation for and many times no understanding of how to handle. We are raised and conditioned... read more
461 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Oct 30, 2011
What is a MISTAKE? Officially it means to make an incorrect, unwise or unfortunate decision or action caused by bad judgment, lack or information or care. It also can refer to something that is incorrect. In its least common denominator, a mistake is... read more
371 words · ~1 minute to read · published Oct 28, 2011
We live in an age of experts telling us what to believe, how to think and what we can and cannot do in this life. Whether in governmental, economical, educational or religious realms; these "know it alls" demand to be listened to simply... read more
482 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Oct 27, 2011
If there is anything I have learned in life, it is that even the most outwardly strong and perfect looking people have "ISSUES". This is why we should never judge a book by its cover. This is why we must strive to see past the outward... read more
699 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Oct 26, 2011
Is the church a corporation whose intent is monetary profit alone? I have met numerous pastors over the years who freely admit their attitude toward their "job" was that of a CEO of a business. I have known pastors and teachers who boasted... read more
492 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Oct 25, 2011
The Bible is crystal clear when it informs us that during the course of our lives, there will be good times and bad, times of abundance and times of need, times of great joy and times of intense sadness, times of peace and times of war. The mistaken... read more
491 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Oct 24, 2011
Without question, a person driven by hatred is motivated to do whatever it takes to avenge the wrong done to him and extract a measure of revenge. People spend (waste) a lifetime waiting for the right moment to repay a wrong done to them in the past... read more
541 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Oct 23, 2011
C is for CHRIST who is the beginner and finisher of our faith, our Savior, Redeemer and Lord H is for HUMILITY which Jesus manifested in becoming a servant and laying down His life R is for REDEMPTION which was granted through the sacrifice of Jesus... read more
463 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Oct 20, 2011
"Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the... read more
750 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Oct 19, 2011
How often do we beseech the Lord for guidance and direction but then do not like what that guidance ends up being? How many times have we fallen on our knees begging the Lord show us what to do or where to go; only to end up rejecting what He tells... read more
492 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Oct 18, 2011
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