$60 million is a heavy-duty fine. Four years suspension is bound to hurt. Losing 14 years of wins will be felt and stripping the winningest coach of his record would sure hurt him if he was alive to feel it. Losing scholarships is bound to hurt the school. Read the rest of this entry
Last post left us with the dilemma of what to do with the guy on the end of the rope. On one hand we have the opportunity to prevent a person from destroying himself by his own action but the price of doing so means that we can no longer do anything else and are held as helpless captives. None of this results from a conscious choice we have made beyond our willingness to help anyone we can. Read the rest of this entry
I don’t want to believe what I am seeing and hearing. Tell me everything you can so I can find a reason why I don’t believe. Read the rest of this entry
It’s part of the fallen human nature to feel guilt and honestly, there’s plenty for us to feel guilty about. If we haven’t screwed up recently we can have confidence that we soon will! Read the rest of this entry
She was a hospital charge nurse with a problem. Her control of her staff wasn’t that great, but worse, she suffered from a critical attitude and an overwhelming Read the rest of this entry
Anger just below the boiling point can’t be contained indefinitely – it finds expression one way or another and in human behavior that expression is uniformly evil. Cain let his anger toward his brother fester Read the rest of this entry
She’d had an uneasy feeling about this guy from the moment he set his leery eyes on her. He didn’t look straight at her but she felt sure he was watching her the whole time. He was up to something – who could guess what. She didn’t have time to mess with ‘sick’ guys so she tried to shut him out of her mind. Read the rest of this entry
Last blog raised the issue that we all need a transformational encounter with God. It sounds so easy but it is also messy and personally challenging. We will never beat our own alcohol issues or be able to help our family and friends with theirs until we begin the process of personal transformation. Facing our issues instead of hiding them is the reality of faith. Such an encounter demands a confidence in Jesus – conditional love doesn’t hack it.
But letting go is hard to do! How do you let go? It can be incredibly hard for those who have been hurt to ever let go of it and risk getting hurt again – this becomes a barrier to faith and a prison to life. We are locked into the past and unwilling to take the risk of breaking free from it. What is ahead is not clear to us, others say it is ok but they haven’t experienced what we’ve been through and they are not risking what we must risk.