Tag Archives | Charles Brooks

“…So, in the short-run, it would be better to be more WHOA’ful… so that, in the long run… we can be less WOE’ful…”

Whoa! Vs. Woe…. Extortion – Whoa!   …Stop, don’t do it.  Don’t cheat, and take from others, taking what is not lawfully yours. Unjust gain – Whoa! …Stop, don’t overcharge for goods and services.  Don’t tip the scales to your favor. Bloodshed – Whoa!  …Stop, don’t do it.  Don’t win by bloodshed, but with love, kindness, […]

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Forgiveness is NOT an option… it’s an obligation.

More on FORGIVENESS: There are those who say… “Oh, I’ve forgiven him/her for that a long time ago.” Or, I’ve long since forgotten the SOB did this… or that….etc. Well, here’s a ‘news-flash.’ You’ve forgiven no-one. For those who CLAIM they are of a ‘forgiving nature,’ yet…. they CONTINUE to ‘throw it in the face’ […]

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Forgive us, Lord, as we FORGIVE others….

If we are unwilling to FORGIVE those who have TRESPASSED against us… and if we are not willing to LOVE our neighbor… as ourselves… then, we are disobeying God’s direct order… and thus; we place our SALVATION in jeopardy…. Select forgiveness is not what God is telling us. Forgiveness has ‘no boundaries.’ Forgiveness is all […]

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“…Don’t just listen to me… rather: Listen to Jesus, speaking to you… through your heart.

Jesus said to his disciples: “Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap.  For that day will assault everyone who lives on the face of the earth.  Be vigilant at all times and pray that […]

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“…The Science of LOVE… with a SMILE…”

When does the Clock STOP? My Maternal Great Grandmother – died at age 34; Maternal Great Grandfather – died at 62; Maternal Grandmother – died at 57; Maternal Grandfather – died at 38; Mother – died at age 55; Mother’s sister – died at 89; my only girl cousin died at 60; my only boy […]

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“…Husbands… LOVE your wives. Wives… LOVE your husbands…”

The ‘Wicked Tongue.’ I’m thinking of the hearings regarding the Supreme Court nominee… and how appropriate this scripture might be.  Seemingly, to me, it DEFEATS all that St. Paul warns us against in his letter to the Ephesians… What do you think?  Ephesians 5:1-9 …Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in […]

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“…I left a lasting… BAD impression. I admit…I say… and do, some of the dumbest things… sometimes…”

Well…. ABNORMAL… is my NORMAL:  I’ve always been thought of as being a bit on the ‘weird’ side… (Ask my wife and children)… and have come to accept… that my ‘abnormality’ is actually my NORMAL.  And, it fits me pretty well.  Being abnormal has taken me pretty far in this most confusing world. Might I […]

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“…Just LISTEN…. we are not alone….”

There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community…. As told to us […]

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“…When our time is complete here on earth…. Will God recognize us as a believer… in Him… or…?”

Bad People: And, what happens to them … Matthew 13:36-43 – When Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.  He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son […]

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“…It’s so easy to be kind… and so hard to be unkind…”

Good FREE stuff:  Not many of us have the resources to ‘give’ very much to anyone.  We’re too busy trying to carve out a slice of life for ourselves… support our family, tend to our career, or education… or for some… just surviving.  Helping others could be ‘very difficult.’ Then, there’s church… and the minister […]

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