Category Archives: repentance

Beginning to Look (and Feel) a lot like Christmas!

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas indeed! Tezi and I are decorating the noble fir Christmas tree that we purchased yesterday.  It’s an exciting and joyous time.  We wanted to share our love with you, wishing you all of the blessings of God during this season where we celebrate the birth of the Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, called… Read more »

I am half agony, half hope… Terrorism & Suffering

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Unfortunately, we don’t need a reminder that there is much suffering in this world. Any brief glance at the daily news is enough to confirm your worst fears. Somebody’s nightmare is being lived out somewhere, at nearly any time of day. Last night, Nov. 18, during a Bible study that Tezi and I attend, a woman was expressing with much… Read more »

How To Make Today Better Than Yesterday – Avoid the Old Mistakes!

Overcoming bad habits is not easy. We often carry a lot of shame and guilt for our past decisions, even if it was just yesterday. In this video, Jer & Tezi help you learn how to avoid making the same bad choices over and over again. Here’s how to make today better than yesterday. Here’s one step in the right… Read more »

Decide NOW what to do when trigger feelings come today

“May the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten…” – Iron & Wine I hope that this day’s sunrise did bring you hope.  Hope for a better day, hope and a conviction within yourself that today you will be better than you were yesterday. Give a moment’s thought to one of your shortcomings yesterday.  Think about how you fell… Read more »

In Order To Move On (you must first understand something)

“In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did, and why you no longer need to feel it.”  ~Mitch Albom There are two points that I want to touch on here. One is what I think is the obvious point of what Mitch is trying to say, and that is, in order to avoid our… Read more »

Fact: Mistakes Are Necessary and Even Good

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Everyone hates making mistakes.  Nothing new.  But here’s a friendly reminder: without the mistakes we’ve made in our lives how could we ever learn, how could we grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally?  The answer is that we wouldn’t grow, at least not very well. That’s the problem with drugs and substances, and addictions in general, dear reader.  And yes, I… Read more »

Pray for those who persecute you

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“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy.  But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!   In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.  If… Read more »

Scars: do you see hurt or healing?

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You can look at a scar and see hurt, or you can look at a scar and see healing.  ~ Sheri Reynolds There’s a lot that could be unpacked from this quote, but one aspect that jumps out at me at this moment is just how much of our place in life today is not dependent on our past, but… Read more »

Why I’m thankful for suffering

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I am, indeed, thankful for my struggle.   There were times during my struggle where I had a very difficult time saying these words.  Too many times while in the midst of my trials I simply wanted to be delivered from the difficulty.  Because of the suffering I was enduring at the time, it was too often difficult-to-the-point-of-nearly-impossible for me… Read more »

The greatest of all mysteries is love.

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No life is happy without mystery, and the greatest of all mysteries is love. -Venerable Fulton J. Sheen Whether you find yourself seeking love or struggling through a love lost, whether you’re enjoying the beauty of love at its fullest or are either happily or unhappily single, Tezi and I would like to offer to you that God is not… Read more »