So I want to start with the definition of entitlement. According to Psychology Today, Entitlement is an enduring personality trait, characterized by the belief that one deserves preferences and resources that others do not. Its effect on us is envy, anger, and frustration.
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
“Ask Whatever You Wish . . .” Continue reading
Today’s post is from my new book Love Like Jesus: How Jesus Loved People (and how you can love like Jesus). Last Saturday we posted Chapter 18: Jesus And Anger. Love Like Jesus is due to be published later this year.
“The Grange”, as the locals called it, was a large retail store and warehouse that sold agricultural supplies on South Pacific Highway in Medford, Oregon. It was on fire. Right around 3 AM, Bob Paulson and two of his crewmates dragged a hose line through an open bay door and disappeared into the thick black smoke. Because of that smoke they could see only a few feet in front of them. So they were feeling their way, peering through the darkness, looking for any sign of light from the flames that waited for them inside. Everything was typical of a commercial structure fire so far, with one exception, the flames they were looking for couldn’t be found. They could feel the heat, there was dense smoke, but they couldn’t locate the source. Continue reading
Today’s post is from my new book Love Like Jesus: How Jesus Loved People (and how you can love like Jesus). Last Saturday we posted Chapter 14: Love Like Jesus–Give Like Jesus. Love Like Jesus is due to be published later this year.
Love Like Jesus–Don’t Love Everyone The Same Continue reading
Today’s post is from my new book Love Like Jesus: How Jesus Loved People (and how you can love like Jesus).
It’s the second chapter from Part 2 — Words of Caution.
Last Saturday we posted Part 1, Chapter 1 — Imitating Jesus.
Love Like Jesus is due to be published in 2018.
Chapter 2: Love The Unlovable
And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mark 2:16-17)
Jesus And The Sinners Continue reading
Read Philippians 2:12-16.
Complaining About A Tesla
One time, just for fun, I test drove a Tesla. I had it in autopilot mode on the U.S. 26 freeway in Portland, Oregon where I live. It was pretty amazing but I was surprised at my own disappointment when the Tesla rep., sitting in the seat next to me, explained that the car wouldn’t permit you to take your hands off the wheel for more than a few seconds.
When he told me that, from some primal place deep inside me, a complaint started to form. But I caught myself. Before I complained out loud — I realized how stupid that would sound. Continue reading
My friend David Serry just died. This is what his daughter Amy wrote.
My dad died last night.
This is going to be Continue reading