Amazon Books is one of my favorite things created. I browse so many books. The most addicting part of this whole escapade is reading what others thing have thought of the book, ideas, flow, rhythm of the sentences. And it never ends because the next thing you know you’re clicking on, “People who liked this book also liked…”, Rinse and repeat…for hours. On top of that, the worst place to do is in the self-development genre of books (yes it’s also known as self-help, but that sounds so degrading, doesn’t it?), because there must be one book with all the secrets to life and happiness, right?
Several years of Amazon Prime later, countless books, and a mind obsessed with improvement, I’m here to tell you the only skill you need to succeed. A bold statement (pun intended), but you’ll form an opinion.
The skill we need
The only skill you need to master is courage. · · · →
Some folks among us have had violent, “earth shaking” events in their lives recently. Some have been asking, “Why Lord? Why me?”
A good gardener (or “husbandman”) has many tools at his disposal, some which are not intuitive.
Our gardener has been preparing some of us for growth by detonating charges around us, even underneath us. Sometimes, all we see is the explosions going off around us, showering us and those around us with detritus.
Occasionally, we may see our bearded Gardener, twinkle in his eye, as he stands back from a freshly lit fuse. It’s easy to suspect that he’s bringing harm from the detonation, and this is undoubtedly where we get the idea that God works to harm us.
It’s true that God allows in his wisdom many things that he could, by his power, prevent from happening to us. And it’s likely that he does set off some of the blasts that startle us and discombobulate us. · · · →