Blog Archive: Kirk M

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

I have learned that life is not so much a quiet ride in the country on a sunny day as much as everything a person would encounter driving from San Francisco to New York. There certainly could be portions of that trip that would be nice and quiet, but... read more
492 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 05, 2011
This day, some of us around here are facing battles far too large to win them on our own. For anyone reading this, I ask that you would take a few moments and whether you know who is in desperate need of prayer or not, PRAY. Sometimes we can look at... read more
495 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 04, 2011
I often think of the incredible commitment in the heart of Joseph, the husband of Mary. I often think of how the natural reaction to the story Mary came home with would be one of doubt and ridicule. In the culture of that time, there was no way a... read more
647 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 03, 2011
I recently heard that two very close friends of ours who had been extremely active in their church for many years were looking for a new church to attend. This news shocked me for I knew that the decision to join that church was a huge step for this... read more
526 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 02, 2011
As I was reflecting upon the years of my life this morning, it is obvious that there have been profound years and fairly mundane years. Without exception, the years which were the most profound, amazing, wonderful and spectacular were ones I had... read more
643 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 01, 2011
Another year has come and soon will be gone. One thing about time, you can never get it back. Once it is gone, it is gone forever. That is why of all the things we steward in this life, none is more important than time. Some might say that money is a... read more
524 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Dec 31, 2010
As I reflect back upon yet another interesting year, I am struck once again by the truth regarding one of the greatest principles in life. This principle, if sought out and understood, helps us to make it through whatever life throws at us and enables... read more
989 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Dec 29, 2010
In the movie "It's a Wonderful Life", poor George Bailey is sitting at the bar drowning his woes with one stiff drink after another when he whispers a prayer to a God he acknowledged he never prayed to soliciting His help. Whenever I see... read more
493 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Dec 28, 2010
Some things are beautiful in every way while others may look beautiful on the outside but are anything but that in reality. Christmas Eve we received a beautiful 4 inch snow which was beautiful to look at and suddenly brought everyone into feeling... read more
287 words · ~1 minute to read · published Dec 27, 2010
Something to think about. The first two professions mentioned in the Bible were those of being a gardener (farmer) and a shepherd. The first shepherd was Abel, who was also the first martyr mentioned in the Bible. Among the prominent shepherds were... read more
1190 words · ~5 minutes to read · published Dec 24, 2010
Somewhere out in the cold countryside, shepherds were tending their flocks by night. For these simple men, their job at night was to protect the sheep from predators that would use the darkness as a cloak for their desire to steal, kill and destroy... read more
792 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Dec 21, 2010
Sometimes the best way to see where you are going is to look back at where you came from. Many times if we invest the time and effort to scan the disc of our lives, we will see the hand of God guiding and directing us both in times we knew about but... read more
949 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Dec 20, 2010
The past two months are like a blur to me. The weeks and days run into each other and it is very hard to separate them apart. I remember looking at the calendar around Halloween and thinking that it would be Christmas so fast it would make my head... read more
395 words · ~1 minute to read · published Dec 17, 2010
There are certain immutable principles in life that no matter how hard one tries to circumvent them or change them, they remain true. One of those principles is the  crooked handlebar syndrome. Today, I was looking at my wifes... read more
379 words · ~1 minute to read · published Dec 16, 2010
Almost without exception, every single important person mentioned in the Bible encountered a period of time when they were falsely accused of something said or done, misjudged and condemned for crimes never committed, looked upon as either a social... read more
775 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Dec 15, 2010
One of the finest of all lines in life deals with the difference between having faith in God vs. imposing our will upon Him. Time and time again we all find ourselves in situations where on one hand we feel it right to more or less demand God honor... read more
517 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Dec 14, 2010
If there is one thing most of us enjoyed in this life, it was (or is) the relationship of trust with our parents. Having the ability to call them in the middle of the night in desperation provided us with great comfort during those horrible crises... read more
723 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Dec 13, 2010
Just a couple of generations ago, people lived with the realization that their life could (and many times did) end long before they reached the age of 60. Without all the medical procedures and medications available, a person who suffered a heart... read more
992 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Dec 10, 2010
An old miner digs deep into the earth in search of the treasure he knows is there somewhere. For months and years he digs, transports the rocks out of the mine and sifts through them. Suddenly one day as he is outside the mine sifting the rocks from... read more
833 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Dec 09, 2010
As the days grow more and more hectic and the  reason for the season grows less and less meaningful; it is good to know that there are still some who not only remember what Christmas is all about but are willing to let everyone... read more
312 words · ~1 minute to read · published Dec 06, 2010
When it comes to matters of integrity, the ultimate tests are time and stress. Many products claim to be strong or well built, but they fail miserably when confronted with pressure over an extended period of time. Pressure can either make something... read more
823 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Dec 06, 2010
On this date a person was born into this world who has had the most profound impact on my life of anyone on this earth. It took God 25 years for our paths to cross and another 6 before we ended up making vows to be husband and wife. Considering the... read more
444 words · ~1 minute to read · published Dec 05, 2010
We all, if we are honest, have had many "Solomon moments" in the course of our lives. By this I mean that over the course of time we have epiphanies where we suddenly realize how stupid, blinded or stubborn we have been on a matter or toward... read more
790 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Dec 03, 2010
Some people I know are gregarious and outgoing; I am not one of them. Some people I know are guilty of being narcissists and only are interested in themselves; I am not one of them. Some people I know have a personality and smile which attracts others... read more
922 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Dec 01, 2010
On the American River in northern California stands a modern version of an old lumber mill used in the 1840s. The carpenter who built this mill was named James Marshall. One cold day in January of 1848 Mr. Marshall was gazing at the river when he saw... read more
660 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Nov 29, 2010
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