"I'm Not What I Used to Be"
I have watched my dad in his aging process. I am facing my own “not what I used to be.” What works during one stage of life does not necessarily work in the next. My dad and I both have lived life from a standpoint of crises are faced with great effort. I am reminded of Boxer’s answer to all of life’s crises in Animal Farm of “I will work harder.” That is a go-to response in our family. That might work well when you are young, but as you get older, it doesn’t work quite s
We like to believe that our minds have the ability to decide but most of our decisions are actually made at a deeper level: the heart. Many who give the mind a leading role in spiritual experience, quote Proverbs 23:7a, “As he thinks in his heart, so is he is” (NKJV). The problem is that the word translated “thinks” in this verse is not translated “thinks” any other place in the Old Testament. A good translation of the word is “gatekeeper.” As a man gatekeepers in his hea