Blog Archive: Kirk M

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

Whatever or whomever we believe to be the source of our strength, well being, prosperity and hope wins our trust. The physically strong person trusts his conditioning will allow him to be victorious and never be defeated. The intellectual trusts his... read more
421 words · ~1 minute to read · published Oct 17, 2011
God placed within us a thing called the conscience. Our conscience is supposed to act as our moral compass to keep us from getting into trouble. Our conscience is supposed to be the voice of reason which keeps us from falling into temptation. Our... read more
662 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Oct 16, 2011
I was reading today about a man imprisoned for 28 years for a crime he did not commit and then freed due to advances made in DNA testing. If ever a person had a right to be bitter and vindictive it was this man. But, instead of carrying a grudge... read more
504 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Oct 14, 2011
Yesterday I had to make a drive to a major supplier of products we sell. I enjoyed the 2 hour drive because I had not been able to make it for awhile. By the time I got there I was blessed and ready for whatever the next couple of hours would bring. I... read more
454 words · ~1 minute to read · published Oct 13, 2011
Sometime in the spring of 1974 I was going through a tough stretch while in the first year of Bible School. I didn't have many friends due to my reserved personality and lack of desire to do all the wild and crazy things everyone else enjoyed.... read more
770 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Oct 12, 2011
What is Christian torture? It is the process whereby a Christian falls into the "death spiral" found when nothing they do is good enough, they just cannot seem to muster the faith needed to see miracles and they find themselves questioning... read more
476 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Oct 11, 2011
Yesterday the farmers harvested the soybeans which occupied the huge field adjacent to our property. This morning as I took my wife to work and then coming back home I saw skunks, raccoons, possums and rabbits all acting like they were drunk as they... read more
494 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Oct 10, 2011
What is sin? An apparently simple question brings a wide array of responses. Everything from smoking to cussing to committing murder would immediately come up. Things such as lying, stealing and committing fraud would certainly be mentioned. Certainly... read more
491 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Oct 09, 2011
Jesus Christ made a simple statement which needs to be understood in light of what is happening in the world today. In Luke 12:15 it says: "Take heed and beware of covetousness; for a man's life consists not in the abundance of the things... read more
570 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Oct 07, 2011
The struggle we face daily is one of trust, and trust is fragile to say the least. We can say we trust God all day long, but if our actions say otherwise, we are wrong. Trust is not just a nice sounding five letter word but rather something that takes... read more
489 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Oct 06, 2011
In September of 1971, when others I knew had just started college, I was in a small town in northern Wisconsin with two other young people. Why were we there? We had volunteered to take a year and go to a community to spend eight hours per day... read more
505 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Oct 05, 2011
The aim of the enemy is to steal, kill and destroy according to John 10:10. Most of the time, this objective is accomplished not by an all out blitz but rather through deception. Just as the serpent did not scare Eve into compromising the Word of God... read more
494 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Oct 04, 2011
The book of Numbers tells us that God is not a man that He should lie. The Gospel of John tells us that the devil is the father of lies. The epistle of Romans tells us that all men are liars. The epistle of Ephesians tells us to put away "the... read more
494 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Oct 03, 2011
Why do we lie? At times it is a response prompted by fear. Other times it is a cloak of deception used to obtain something we want. Other times it intended to make us appear to be something we are not. Sometimes it is so chronic it is nothing but a... read more
537 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Oct 02, 2011
My wife Blest and I were talking last night about how ten years ago, it was totally outside our realm of thinking to envision where and how we would be living now. In fact, at that time the events that took place the remaining months of the year 2001... read more
314 words · ~1 minute to read · published Sep 30, 2011
It seems that most of my life I have been and fought for the underdog in almost everything. I have found myself in the minority on just about every issue. I do not have a clue what it would be like to flow with the river or walk with the wind, for I... read more
883 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Sep 29, 2011
What kind of person were you five, ten, twenty or thirty years ago? Outside of the slow but sure aging process, are you a better Christian now than ten years ago? Are you more rooted and grounded in the faith, able to exercise patience and manifest... read more
599 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Sep 28, 2011
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven : A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted ; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time... read more
480 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Sep 27, 2011
Within the Christian community there are two extremes which I think hurt God's people and give them a warped conception of our faith. One extreme beats the drum of positive thinking and advocates the belief that there is never any reason for bad... read more
491 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Sep 26, 2011
Rare indeed is the person who is able to help us rise up and overcome our excuses for not doing as we should. Those people, who instead of taking the easy road of least resistance deliberately take the path that is full of obstacles, roadblocks and... read more
488 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Sep 25, 2011
The human mind has to be one of the greatest things God created. The ability we humans have to reason, logically figure things out and think rationally is truly incredible. No other living being has even a fraction of mental capacity as humans have.... read more
395 words · ~1 minute to read · published Sep 23, 2011
Jesus made it very clear that it is not possible to serve both God and the things of man. No man can serve two masters, just as no one can honestly love two husbands or wives. The decision to make Jesus Lord in our lives is not merely a catchy phrase... read more
489 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Sep 22, 2011
Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation . He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved . My soul, wait silently for God alone. For my expectation is from Him . He only is my rock and my... read more
655 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Sep 21, 2011
Pride prevents us from asking for help when our life blows up or we are inundated with situations far too complex andor difficult to handle. The most meaningless question ever asked of someone is how are you , especially when there is no intent to... read more
485 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Sep 20, 2011
Near the beginning of Jesus' ministry, a man was brought to Him who was paralyzed. There was no way to bring the man into the place where Jesus was teaching so he was lowered through the tiling on the roof. The first thing Jesus said to the man... read more
624 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Sep 19, 2011
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