Blog Archive: Kirk M

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

There is rarely a day that goes by where I do not think about my life. I think about the past, present and future. I think about the good, the bad and the ugly. I think about the people I have known, the people I have loved deeply and the people who... read more
556 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Feb 22, 2015
Pride is an ugly animal that rears its head at the least opportune times in our lives. Pride keeps us locked in the murk and mire of self destruction because it cannot, by its very nature, admit weakness or failure. Pride gets us in more trouble than... read more
494 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Feb 20, 2015
When I was in 9th grade, one of my very few friends in life invited me to his church one Sunday evening. My parents reluctantly agreed to let me go for reasons that took me decades to understand. I was raised in a quiet Presbyterian church with no... read more
679 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Feb 19, 2015
After talking to Sylvia, the pastor of the church found me and invited me to spend the evening with his family in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. I was happy to go and we spent many hours fellowshipping, talking about ministry and what could be done for his... read more
991 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Feb 18, 2015
I just watched the video of 21 Christians beheaded by ISIS on a beach in Libya. The video was nauseating to watch, but like a bucket of cold water on my complacent mind, I was forced to wake up and realize just how real the Christian faith was to... read more
679 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Feb 17, 2015
When someone who is near and dear to your heart is sick, gets injured or is going through a really rough stretch in life, the impact on you is profound to say the least. Even today, as my wife lays curled up in bed feeling absolutely horrible; I am... read more
494 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Feb 16, 2015
King Solomon was the wisest man on earth, as evidenced in Proverbs. God blessed him with this wisdom and also blessed him with exceptional material wealth and political power. Solomon did many great and wonderful things but he also failed miserably... read more
954 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Feb 15, 2015
Armed with only a phone number, I left Camp Coastal to return home on a Friday in May of 2006. I kept trying to call Sylvia's number but to no avail. Between sketchy cell phone service and heavy traffic, I concentrated on driving and figured I... read more
986 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Feb 13, 2015
Most arguments, disagreements and fights result from someone feeling their integrity, character or beliefs are being challenged. It is very difficult to suppress the burst of anger that arises within our hearts when someone blatantly or subtly trashes... read more
836 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Feb 12, 2015
In early September of 2005, Hurricane Katrina tore into the far southeastern corner of Mississippi and southwestern corner of Louisiana with a vengeance. These areas felt the brunt of the winds Katrina brought. Those same winds wrapped around Katrina... read more
910 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Feb 11, 2015
Having just lost a faithful member of our community here at Christian Blog and having almost lost yours truly many times last September, I thought it wise to spend some time reflecting upon what death is and how to cope with it as a Christian. The... read more
791 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Feb 10, 2015
We watched a television show last night we had recorded earlier. In the show, one of the bad guys got shot and ended up in the hospital. While there he developed sepsis which could not be cured and obviously the person was going to die. Watching this... read more
397 words · ~1 minute to read · published Feb 09, 2015
As I drove through the barren wasteland of western Utah and eastern Nevada, I had the tape player (this was long before CDs) in my car set to keep replaying a song which I listened to over and over again. Although the song was secular, it expressed... read more
758 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Feb 08, 2015
One of the biggest questions we should ask ourselves is what makes us angry. Whatever the answer is represents the point we must be on guard the most in our lives. For many of us, that which makes us the angriest is stupidity or selfishness in others.... read more
632 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Feb 06, 2015
Yesterday I waited nearly an hour to see my doctor, waited an hour for blood tests and waited an hour for two prescriptions to be filled. Add in slower than usual traffic due to some freezing rain and nearly six hours of my day was spent waiting,... read more
520 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Feb 05, 2015
By and large, the Bible is very clear that anger is NOT a good thing. Please look at a few verses from the American Standard Version dealing with anger: Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: Fret not thyself, it tendeth only to evildoing. Psalms 37:8... read more
703 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Feb 04, 2015
I have been here at Christian Blog a long time. In the course of the seven plus years I have been here, I have seen incredible rises and heartbreaking falls as far as numbers of bloggers, quality of blogs and strength of the CB family. Almost without... read more
661 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Feb 03, 2015
In May of 2006 I set out on an adventure that even now, as I look back, I cannot believe God allowed me to do and that I was able to carry out (for a season). Everything I did for many months was totally unscripted and built upon my personal... read more
888 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Feb 02, 2015
We are surrounded by anger. It seems that just about everyone is seething about something. Sometimes this anger erupts suddenly out of nowhere and other times it takes a long time before it boils over. Anger in and of itself is not automatically... read more
632 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Feb 01, 2015
30 years ago I was in the midst of learning the most valuable lesson I will ever learn in this life. In the course of 15 years starting in 1971 and continuing until 1986 I allowed myself to fall into bad habits and mental patterns that were the result... read more
826 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 30, 2015
The skills I learned 40 years ago are pretty useless in today's world. There were no computers, cell phones, tablets or cable television back in the Stone Age of the 196070's. I understand that many men and women jumped on the technological... read more
680 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 29, 2015
There are times of great joy and jubilation in this life, but there are also times of great sorrow and tribulation; such is the nature of life. No one can expect to have everything go right every day of their lives; that is not realistic nor is it... read more
621 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 28, 2015
Being totally honest, I must admit that much of the time since my ordeal last SeptemberOctober has been a struggle. I have struggled physically with side effects of the sepsis and septic shock I endured. I have struggled mentally as my mind tries... read more
694 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 27, 2015
In Psalm 23, the phrase “valley of the shadow of death” arises. Preachers, writers and students of the Word of God have struggled over the years trying to understand what this phrase means. Although I do not have all the answers, back in... read more
979 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Jan 25, 2015
The cry of a believer's pure heart is “what can I do “. The cry of someone whose heart has turned away from the Lord is “what is in it for me” . When the emphasis in life switches from helping others to promoting, pampering and... read more
664 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 22, 2015
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