Blog Archive: Kirk M

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

We don't always get what we want when we want it. As children, we learn this (or should learn it) at an early age. A definite mark of immaturity is the demand to have everything NOW and according to our terms. Unfortunately, this attitude carries... read more
1100 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Jan 23, 2009
At times I think we all tend to forget just how powerful prayer really is. As I write this, I do not know the specifics of what will transpire in a few hours in a cardiac cath lab; but I know all will be well. How do I know this? Because some of the... read more
696 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 22, 2009
Sometimes about all we can do on a given day is "hang in there" until the day ends. Other times the day is going so great that we never want it to end. Regardless of which kind of day we are having, part of the maturing process is to learn... read more
885 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 21, 2009
Allow me to bring up a subject sure to touch some raw nerves, but is very important for everyone involved in a malefemale relationship. Talking recently with an old friend who is younger than me about the woes he is having with his middle aged wife... read more
989 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Jan 21, 2009
I have labored over how to present this material for quite some time. There is no easy or noncontroversial way to do it. All I can do is lay out "my case" the best I can and pray that in the process I do not offend anyone too badly. Please... read more
1153 words · ~5 minutes to read · published Jan 20, 2009
Some things just get my "Swedish up" (since I am not Irish) and cause me to want to throw things. I know this is not very "adult" behavior, but neither is the foolish agenda driven junk already being thrown out by those who deny... read more
499 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 19, 2009
As the nation (or a healthy percentage of it) gets caught up in the hoopla surrounding the inauguration of the new President, I am reminded of many important things from God's Word. Certainly the most important one is the limited nature and scope... read more
937 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Jan 19, 2009
By now everyone on earth knows the amazing story of the landing of the US Airways plane on the Hudson River Thursday. Praise God for the incredible and previously thought to be impossible act of landing a fully loaded airplane on water with no... read more
501 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 17, 2009
I heard the following story many times in my life for my mom loved to tell it. In 1953, a very pregnant woman was supposed to be going into labor but would not. She lived thirty miles from the nearest hospital and it was the middle of January which... read more
782 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 16, 2009
It suddenly dawned me this morning as I looked out upon the frozen tundra why God invented snow. While folks north of us here in the St. Louis region are shivering in temperatures far lower than our 5 degrees, they at least have a nice quilt of white... read more
604 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 15, 2009
"All history is only one long story to this effect: men have struggled for power over their fellowmen in order that they might win the joys of earth at the expense of others, and might shift the burden of life from their own shoulders upon those... read more
773 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 15, 2009
A little read story yesterday about how scientists think that they have been able to "create life" in a laboratory in California certainly about sums up the utmost in man's constant attempt to eliminate once and for all any need for or... read more
948 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Jan 14, 2009
In March of 1985 I was going through a very difficult period of time. My entire life had been turned upside down and I could see the handwriting on the wall as far as my time serving in the ministry I had been fully involved with since 1970. I was... read more
1193 words · ~5 minutes to read · published Jan 13, 2009
We live in a world where what should be many times is not and what shouldn't be is. This is called "reality" as opposed to the fabricated fiction portrayed on television sitcoms and romance novels. The world is full of cruelty, injustice... read more
1090 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Jan 13, 2009
Growing up, the family which lived next door to us had 5 children. One of those children was a year younger than I was and became my "best friend" for many years. The only thing in common between John and me was the fence that separated our... read more
1082 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Jan 11, 2009
One month ago, with great joy I pulled out all the tubs and spent an afternoon decorating the house for the holidays. Today, I spent an hour and stuffed all the candles, ornaments and other paraphernalia back into the tubs to hibernate for another... read more
849 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 10, 2009
A person gets used to certain things in life and when they suddenly are gone there is an unmistakable emptiness left in their stead. We all take things for granted and for the most part never think twice about them; things like flipping a switch to... read more
603 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 09, 2009
I just wanted to alert any readers of this posting that the next few days and perhaps longer could be extremely treacherous. The economic news about to be dumped on the country today and tomorrow is bound to set off a new round of financial bombs... read more
1028 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Jan 08, 2009
Back in the 1970's, a new form of Christian music took root in California and over the next decade became known as "Contemporary Christian Music". Initially this music was produced by small companies formed by committed Christians who... read more
964 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Jan 07, 2009
Of all the questions which desperately need to be considered and answered, I can than think of none greater and of more importance at the current time than the following. Pardon me while I shout; WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A CHRISTIAN? I honestly believe... read more
1328 words · ~5 minutes to read · published Jan 06, 2009
Please bear with me as I attempt to lay out my case to you, the jury of my peers. I am representing myself in this case, so I am both the defendant as well as attorney. Let me give a little background so you have some clue as to what on earth this... read more
1123 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Jan 06, 2009
When I was a young man, I would think nothing of jumping in the car and driving for many hours to visit someone, attend a function or just have fun. In the "days of my youth", there seemed to be nothing I couldn't do if I so determined... read more
625 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 05, 2009
Those things in our lives we feel strongly about are usually there for a reason. These areas of interest or concern are many times placed there by God as a means of prompting us to take action on them. If we do, then we succeed in doing God's... read more
827 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 02, 2009
I could, with minimal effort, write 2008 good reasons why the year which just ended was the worst in my memory; but I won't. I could, with much excessive optimism and false confidence write 2009 good reasons the upcoming year will be the greatest... read more
1031 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Jan 01, 2009
Where and how I could possibly describe, define or declare what 2008 has meant to me is beyond my means. Of all my years on this earth, I can think of none as "different" as the year ending today. What this year brought in sorrow and pain... read more
1167 words · ~5 minutes to read · published Dec 30, 2008
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