Double Vision

I’m no foreigner to sleepless nights. You’ve been there. You get something on your mind and you can’t turn off the mindless thoughts. It’s human nature to think if we dwell on something and busy ourselves telling others our problems, that somehow, miraculously they’ll disappear, or at best get easier to deal with. It’s like we have double vision. In one light, we see God near and in control. But, when things don’t happen on our time clock, we get tunnel vision. We tend to look at things from a very narrow perspective, and can’t really see the big picture …

Keep Sight of His Goodness

Job 42: 2 – “I know you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted.” Encouragement to others is lacking in our society. When my kids were little, I encouraged them in everything they tried to do. What this did to their spirit and determination made me smile. Discouragement is the opposite end of that. Many are discouraged because of their circumstances and I get that. I’ve been there. Some circumstances won’t feel peaceful. But, if you know the peace maker, the comforter, you can experience peace during uncertain times. I’ve spent many sleepless nights in my …

Vision is a Terrible Thing to Waste

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Proverbs 29:18 Perspective is a game-changer. Your spiritual vision is your perspective and it is based on the proximity of your relationship with God. Unlike natural vision, we choose life or death with our spiritual vision and we speak what we see accordingly. When you visit the eye doctor for your annual eye exam, there is a device that they use to measure your visual acuity.  When the eye doctor position the lens, they ask you if you see better with “1” or “2.”  Based on your response, the eye doctor continues …