Blog Archive: Kirk M

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

Circling the beat up building and surrounded by downed trees and damaged homes, were more than 100 people lined up awaiting the opening of the relief shelter. As was the case in numerous locations in Mississippi and Louisiana, these places... read more
505 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Mar 31, 2011
I read a statement today that bothered me just as much as the first time I heard it many years ago. The statement was that at times a person needs to "forgive God" so as to get over some issue or healed up of one thing or another. Although... read more
361 words · ~1 minute to read · published Mar 31, 2011
People say all the time "I hope it doesn t rain tomorrow" or "I hope the Indians win the World Series" or "I hope the economy improves". In each case, the word hope is used in place of the word "wish". When... read more
246 words · ~1 minute to read · published Mar 30, 2011
But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him . Hebrews 11:6 To manifest faith, and thus please God, we must do two things. We must first... read more
221 words · ~1 minute to read · published Mar 29, 2011
Periodically I hear or read the words to a hymn and whenever I do, the result is always the same; I cry. Perhaps no other hymn I know of has this predictable of an effect on me. Perhaps no other hymn has such a powerful message that speaks to my... read more
527 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Mar 28, 2011
When Almighty God stepped into my life on a mountain in New Mexico in 1969, He did not crash through my defenses and demand I bow down before Him. God did not build a temple for me to attend in order to receive Him. He did not demand I attend a huge... read more
543 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Mar 27, 2011
After the death of Jesus, the Bible says that the disciples were hiding due to their fear of the Jews. They assumed that since their Master was apprehended, tried and killed; they would be also. Assumptions have a way of ensnaring us. We assume that... read more
395 words · ~1 minute to read · published Mar 25, 2011
In May of 2006, a month after my mom passed away; I felt the undeniable tug of God upon my heart to embark on a journey of faith and trust. After much prayer, my wife and I decided I simply must follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit within me or be... read more
987 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Mar 24, 2011
In no way do I pretend to be an expert on much of anything. The only thing I do take pride in is that no matter what has come my way in this life, I have never given up. Regardless of the pain, suffering, cruelty, injustice and rejection I have faced;... read more
814 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Mar 23, 2011
Let us be honest; there is a mold which supposedly good Christians are to fit into. I call this cookie cutter Christianity. For the most part this mold consists of going to church on Sunday and living a decent and upright life with no terrible vices.... read more
784 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Mar 22, 2011
Between August of 1978 and August of 1980 I served as a minister in Mississippi. Spending two years in one of the poorest states in the Country after spending two years in California was quite an experience. During my time in Mississippi I learned to... read more
571 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Mar 21, 2011
In the classic "The Great Divorce", C. S. Lewis states: "There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, in the end, 'thy will be done'." The... read more
542 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Mar 20, 2011
Without going into any details, I feel it important to inform the community here that there are some situations arising in some of our members which need urgent and fervent prayers. Both physical and financial issues are attempting to smother and... read more
330 words · ~1 minute to read · published Mar 19, 2011
I often think how "lucky" I was to have the love of my dad for 45 years of my life and my mom for 53 years. Whenever I hear of people whose parents divorced or passed away when they are small, I quickly cast away any lingering negatives... read more
502 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Mar 18, 2011
Unless we are willing to accept the counsel of the Lord, we are doomed to following whatever our senses tell us is true. I believe this is best illustrated in Proverbs 3:5, 6 (Amplified Bible): " Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord... read more
495 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Mar 17, 2011
The Apostle Paul exhorts us in Ephesians to "speak the truth in love". Although this simple exhortation sounds easy, when confronted with the occasion to actually do such a thing, it is anything but easy. Many times the person speaking the... read more
543 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Mar 17, 2011
There are many things we must fight against daily in our walk with the Lord. The pressures and pleasures of this world are so great that at times it takes all of the commitment inside of us to stay focused on God and His Word to us. Without a firm... read more
718 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Mar 16, 2011
Most people honestly want to do the right thing and do things the correct way. There are, of course, some who take pleasure in violating other peoples rights, freedoms and honor; but thank God these people are the minority. Despite the desire to... read more
564 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Mar 15, 2011
I never thought, after viewing firsthand the destruction of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and what used to be Greensburg, Kansas after a F5 tornado blew it away, that I could be moved by images of a natural disaster again. I was wrong. After looking at... read more
531 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Mar 14, 2011
How is a Christian supposed to look at an event such as what has happened in Japan? Are we to bury our heads in the Bible and pretend it never happened? Are we to smugly declare that if the people involved were Christians it would not have happened?... read more
613 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Mar 13, 2011
There is nothing which reinforces the feebleness of man faster than a huge natural disaster. While arrogant men promote the idea that we somehow are capable of eternally ruining the atmosphere through burning wood in a stove or forever ruining nature... read more
395 words · ~1 minute to read · published Mar 11, 2011
We certainly live in a time of unequaled prosperity yet at the same time unparalleled poverty. While many are reaping incredible financial rewards, more and more people struggle to survive. At a time when some are making more money than ever, there... read more
662 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Mar 10, 2011
If you think less of me for what I am about to tell you, then it is YOUR problem. I cannot change what WAS. All I can do is change what IS. I started smoking as a nave teenager in 1972. At the time, I felt the only way I could "belong" was... read more
554 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Mar 09, 2011
As I sit here in the dark at 2:00 in the morning, there is one thing that I know for sure and that is that it is very quiet. Long gone are the struggles of the day and the turmoil produced by circumstances intent on disrupting a peaceful relationship... read more
407 words · ~1 minute to read · published Mar 08, 2011
"To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven : A time to be born, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted ; A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to break down, and a time to build... read more
1002 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Mar 07, 2011
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