Blog Archive: Kirk M

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

I am reminded yet again this day that there are absolutely no assurances or promises found in the Bible of this current life being one of bliss. I am reminded yet again that if God is only God during the good times, than where does go during the bad?... read more
530 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Feb 04, 2011
Many years ago while serving the ministry in West Virginia, the only way I could support myself was to work for temporary job agencies. Although I was young and healthy at the time, I was not at all prepared to be thrust into some of the situations I... read more
522 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Feb 03, 2011
Built into our DNA as humans is the intense hatred for waiting. We hate waiting in lines, for lights to change, for repair people to show up and for the dog to "do his business" on a cold night. Of all things we hate waiting for, at the top... read more
576 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Feb 02, 2011
Looking out our window I see it has just begun snowing. Normally this would be no big deal, and in fact it would be exciting. What is different this time is knowing that our forecast calls for TWO FEET of snow the next 24 hours along with 40 mph winds... read more
692 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Feb 01, 2011
Ladies and Gentlemen; I have an announcement to make. I AM TIRED. I am so very tired of hearing certain things promoted within our faith. At the top of the list is the ridiculous notion that Almighty God, the creator of the heaven and the earth takes... read more
749 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 31, 2011
It is with a combination of curiosity, awe and trepidation that I watch the events unfolding in Egypt. There is no country on earth older and with more history than Egypt. It is mentioned prominently throughout the Bible and even provided a refuge for... read more
736 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 30, 2011
C is for caring which is equal to compassion. A is for the attention paid to the needs of another. R is for the responsiveness needed to be of service. E is for eternal rewards reserved for those who care. G is for goodness and mercy that is shown. I... read more
391 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jan 28, 2011
Is God only to be praised and loved during the good times? Is God to be scorned and rejected during the bad times? Far too many Christians say they love God with all their heart but when tragedy strikes, unforeseen emergencies drain the bank accounts... read more
876 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 27, 2011
There are 50 year old people who look, feel and act like they are 90. There are also 90 year old people who look, feel and act like they are 50. There is no particular age that defines when a person suddenly becomes "old". Every person is... read more
988 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Jan 26, 2011
Growing up, my best friend was Johnny who lived next door. His mother and her mother ran a rundown, rat infested nursing home in one of the poorest sections of town. Back then there were few standards in place for those kinds of homes and many of them... read more
814 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 25, 2011
There is perhaps no job more difficult than that of being a caregiver. Most people who end up providing care for another person never planned on doing so, but were thrust into the position through circumstances beyond their control. In our "me... read more
876 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 24, 2011
In May of 1973 I piled 5 people in my car on a Sunday morning and headed off to a Christian music festival in western Ohio. It was about a 5 hour drive from the city in West Virginia where we were at. The drive to the festival was uplifting and... read more
497 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 23, 2011
A few years ago, around the time my father passed away, I became interested in World War II history. Perhaps this was due to his involvement in the war, I do not know. At any rate, I was especially interested in the Pacific side of the war for I had... read more
506 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 21, 2011
Somewhere in between the polarizing extremes of legalism and progressivism lies the simplicity of what Christianity really is all about. Unlike all religions on earth, Christianity is not the result of practicing, doing or living things. Most... read more
466 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 20, 2011
I was reading in the news the other day about the probability of some kind of super storm forming in the Pacific that would flood one third of California just as similar storms have done every couple hundred years. Having spent my fair share of time... read more
640 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 19, 2011
Progressive Christianity is the growing movement to appease the world by watering down the Gospel of Jesus Christ to make it acceptable to unbelievers. From this has sprung everything from the tolerance movement to willingly accepting the elimination... read more
882 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 18, 2011
The more we recognize, accept and cease fighting the fact that we are and always will be sinners; the more we can rise up to accept the abounding grace and mercy of God in our lives. The more we seek to prove to ourselves and everyone else that we are... read more
853 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 17, 2011
I have no clue as to whether this series will be met with the normal silence most of what I write is greeted by, outrage and accusations of blasphemy or appreciation. If I wrote to receive only the third, then I would never dare broach a topic as... read more
987 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Jan 16, 2011
There are some things in God's Word which are absolutely cut and dry. There are many other things, though, which cannot be looked upon in this way due to changes in Biblical application due to either administration or culture changes. Things... read more
1135 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Jan 14, 2011
Those people I truly look up to and admire are the ones who have stood strong in the face of adversity and remained faithful when no one else did. On the opposite extreme of the  why me and why now attitude is the quiet strength... read more
593 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 12, 2011
I believe that society today has bred into people from a very early age the belief they are entitled to and therefore supposed to have everything their heart desires. Whereas in generations past the emphasis was on survival, for the past 50 years or... read more
501 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 11, 2011
If there is one thing the tragedy in Tucson on Saturday shows, it is that life can never be taken for granted. For the Congresswoman who was critically injured in the shooting, as horrific as it was, there is a certain element of vulnerability... read more
509 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 10, 2011
Only a nave fool would believe that life is ONLY all good or all bad. Anyone who has lived any number of years knows that life is a blend of wonderful and glorious times as well as difficult and challenging ones. If one were to study the life of David... read more
502 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 09, 2011
I have spent a good amount of my life intimately studying dirt after being knocked face down in it so many times. Just when I thought I had learned everything about the stuff, something would come along and smack me so hard I would once again be... read more
413 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jan 08, 2011
I, like most people I know, spend far too much time complaining about all the terrible and worrisome things happening in my body and other situations. Sometimes you just have to come face to face with someone in situations a million times worse than... read more
448 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jan 06, 2011
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