The Four Levels of Gut Check Time

“So be strong and courageous!  Do not be afraid and do not panic before them.  For the lord your God will personally go ahead of you.  He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” ~ Deuteronomy 31:6 “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential.  Without courage, we cannot practice any…

Climbing the Mountain Part 8: Pushing Through Persecution

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.  Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted…

Climbing the Mountain Part 7: Peacemaking 101

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”~Matthew 5:9 “First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.”~Thomas a Kempis The seventh be attitude that Jesus talks about is that of peacemakers.  As we ascend the mountain, we have to have peace with our bodies for us…