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God Calling…

Is there a part of you that feels unfulfilled? Does your spirit feel like it is suppressing something that could bring you more peace and fulfillment? Does it feel like something that would require sacrifice…and in being so, you ignore it? After all, life is about accomplishment, not sacrifice, right?

The other morning we were having a conversation with our youngest, a 13 year old, and he is getting to that point where he is getting a little belligerent. We were discussing his school routine, we homeschool, and he always has a great excuse for his procrastination. The observation was that he listens, but doesn’t obey. There is a distinct difference between the words listen and obey. One can be really good at listening, but if that doesn’t translate to any action or understanding, it really is a waste of someone else’s breath. Continue reading God Calling…


“Woe is me…can’t anyone see how hard I am working for…..(fill in the blank)!!!? Can’t they see how I am sacrificing for the good of the cause? Why am I not getting more recognition and praise?” How often does litany this go through our minds? And why? Is it because we are suffering from the martyr complex? I see this complex in a lot of people, and have suffered it myself many times. It is common among people who do volunteer work, be it among church or non church environments. Is there a way to combat it?

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