My first feeling was anger. Why would someone want to put that on a billboard? But, real Christians screw up, too. I knew that those terms bothered her. If we think about the intention behind those kinds of phrases, we realize that others hope that we do the right thing. The problem with that is that those kind of phrases are really manipulative.
REFLECTIONS FOR THE DAY
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
My version of God came about slowly, and the attributes I have given to my Higher Power are those self-same ones I desire for myself. I want to be loving, kind, gentle, humble, tolerant, generous, understanding, positive and supportive. I have felt loved, protected, accepted, and understood, even in the midst of my confusion. I believe God has forgiven me all my past and present wrongs. As to whether God exists or not — I leave that discussion to others. For me, He does. My life is better because I have God in my life. I believe I am sober because of God and the Program of A.
Frequently bought together
Later today I am to give the first of two keynote addresses at the annual Haymarket Center gathering of mental health and addiction counselors at Elmhurst College. Given the horrific massacre is there any other kind? Here are the central ideas I will be exploring. Beware the God of Your Understanding Later today I am to give the first of two keynote addresses at the annual Haymarket Center gathering of mental health and addiction counselors at Elmhurst College. What matters is that you place yourself in the service of this God. It may be that your God wants to put an end to your addiction, and I am happy for you if that is the case. It may be that while the God of your understanding wants to welcome you into heaven of your understanding, he or she may also want to condemn others to eternal torment in the fires of hell—also according to your understanding. This is because the God of your understanding is you.
My parents were not religious at all, and I was brought up with more of an ethnic and cultural identity than a religious one. When I met the man I would marry, I found that his family was much more religiously-oriented than mine; his brother was even a religious leader. My husband wanted us to follow religious teachings and so I agreed to do that. We had four children and taught them the principles of our faith. We even sent them to religious school for education.