3 comments on “Scriptures That Bother Me — Philippians

  1. Jim,

    You have a good way of expressing real life struggles and then do well to tie them into real life answers. Until you have tasted the joy that only God can give, it is impossible to imagine how one can have it in the worst of situations. But it is there.

    I like to remind myself sometimes that the one who penned these words, ‘Do not be anxious about anything… And the peace of God, which transcends understanding, will guard your hearts and minds…’, could write them in spite of being shipwrecked, imprisioned and beaten.

    Good word.

    Mike

  2. As always, I love your authenticity, Jim. Thanks for being real about the struggles that we all have (even if we won’t admit to them). And thank you for always coming down on the side of Scripture. Solidly. I love that!

  3. Wow Jim, that was an awesome post. You were so terribly honest and I definitely admire that. It really helps others to relate to you. And I want you to know that this one really hit me. I have been struggling with a life-changing decision on whether or not to take my kids out of Catholic School and home school them or not. Hubby isn’t too fond of it, but I feel it will do our family good. But I’m afraid. I’m afraid of losing more of myself. I have put my career as a teacher on hold for the better of my family. I don’t have a lot of friends to hang out with, nor do I have much of a life for myself. But one thing is for sure, my family is happier than it would be if I had a full-time job. I have to let go of, how did you put it, “the attitude of [Karen].” It really is about letting God live through you. And He knows the sacrifices that we make and how we feel in our hearts. I’m willing to make the sacrifice for my family, but I’m still scared.

    Thanks so much for this post. I never would have found you if you hadn’t visited my blog. Good work!

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