1. Blessed are the Poor in Spirit
    03 Aug, 2017
    Blessed are the Poor in Spirit
    Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3 All my life I've heard the message of how important self-confidence and self-esteem are for our wellbeing. The mantra of "believe in yourself" is like a drumbeat that never seems to cease. The persistent call goes out to give ourselves daily affirmations of how "we're good enough, we're smart enough, and doggone it, people like us."  We get the message loud and clear that if we simply think we ARE good enough,
  2. Blessed
    16 Aug, 2016
    Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.  Psalm 1:1-2 We all want to be "blessed" (even if we have different understandings of what "blessed" means).   Sometimes preachers and teachers of God's Word will say that to have the "blessed" experience is be in the state of happiness or to have something good happen to us,