Regret: Lingering Reminders of Our Humanity

Rick Thomas

Regret - Lingering Reminders of Our Humanity

Regret, simply put, is lingering sadness about a moment, a season, or a series of events from the past. It is different from temporal sadness. Temporary sadness is a normal human responses to undesirable circumstances. Lingering sadness does not end and should not be the norm for a Christian. There are two ways in which bad things happen to me: (1) I make mistakes and (2) others make mistakes which impact me. Continue reading

When God Hurls a Storm

Rick Thomas

What do you think about when a storm comes into your life? When things are really bad for you, how do you think about those bad things? Where does your mind go? Continue reading

The Torment of Perfectionism

Rick Thomas

Ever tried to be perfect? Are you tempted to present yourself in ways that are not exactly true to who you are? Is it hard for you to let others know you messed up? If you answered yes to any … Continue reading

Why I Blog

Rick Thomas

One of the most common questions I receive from week to week is, “How do you write so much.” On July 3, 2008, I posted my first weblog article, not knowing if I would write another one. On July 4, … Continue reading

The Power of UN-forgiveness: A Case Study

Rick Thomas

The Drama in the Home Everybody loves Bill. The consensus is that his perceived spiritual maturity and humble servant’s heart have been an encouragement to many. When he isn’t running his moderately successful engineering firm, he volunteers for his local … Continue reading

Ever Tried Manipulative Praying?

Rick Thomas

A true story: once upon a time God allowed me the privilege of entering into what I called the “dark night of the soul.” What really happened is that my loving and merciful Heavenly Father escorted me into the crucible … Continue reading