Valley Life Church

Archive for November, 2013

  • Why “Right & Wrong?”

    Defining right and wrong so we know how to behave in order to be allowed into heaven or to receive God’s favor, is heading in the wrong direction. It is an insult to God’s grace, and to the horrific price Jesus paid for us on the cross. The real reason for learning what’s right and […]

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  • Forgiveness: Investing in the long haul

    I have been a Christian and part of the church for over 40 years. Being an imperfect person involved with other imperfect people, has given me many opportunities to offend others and to become offended. To stay involved in the church, I have had to learn to let go of offenses and forgive others. I […]

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  • Love is… Action

    This week’s Life Journal reading plan included 1 Corinthians 13, the famous “ love chapter,” one of which most of us have read many times. Love is patient. Love is kind. -1 Corinthians 13:4 This morning while reading, these two phrases seemed to catch my attention, jumping off the pages and hitting me with a new […]

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  • Communication vs. Manipulation

    You know the situation—little things that don’t seem to matter get over looked. You say “I can live with that.” Then, all of a sudden it seems, they reach a critical point and …you blow, giving someone “a piece of your mind”.  An important relationship struggles to stay off the rocks.  Paul’s words in Ephesians […]

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  • The Blasted Blahs

    There are times in my life when I just feel blah, not really to the point of despair but rather grumpy, foggy, slow-mo, annoyed and gloomy… …all at the same time. It’s like a storm cloud is hovering over my head. Everything looks gray. I’m unmotivated to do anything, yet I don’t want to just […]

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