Posts by Terry Garner

Anonymous

“But when you give to someone in need, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.” (Matthew 6:3) Why are we supposed to give anonymously? Let us look at a long-standing tradition. With the Christmas season upon us, we will be giving a lot. So, I ask, do you write on your gift tags who it is […]

Lessons

If we look closely and be mindful, we can see God and His teachings in everything we do and experience. Here’s a perfect example of how God can give us subtle reminders and just when we need them. One day last week, my grandson had both arms and hands full of toys but was in the […]

Beacon of Light

My son is now 3 years old. The other day I realized how much more he watches what I do and repeats a lot of what I say. I thought to myself, “I really need to set a good example for him at all times and in all circumstances.” I saw the following quote online […]

Jesus Opportunities

“Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.”(Ephesians 5:16) Paul knew a little something about making the most of every opportunity. Paul was personally familiar with the perspective that each day could be his last. He had been beaten, shipwrecked, stoned, and imprisoned, not knowing if he would live to see another day. […]

Earthly Vessels

I’m sure I’m safe in saying, we are all a little embarrassed and ashamed of our past mistakes we have made. We can blame it on immaturity, lack of knowledge or wisdom or it happened before we knew Jesus Christ. Whatever the circumstances, we can all agree, they were life’s lessons and hopefully we have […]

How I use my hands

In my office, on the top of one of the bookcases, there is a wooden carving of two hands embracing each other.  In my recent musings, I have come to realize that there are many ways that two people can clasp their hands together and probably, more importantly, many more reasons why people join their […]

Reveal

“Cover me up and use me for good” is a prayer I say a lot. Why? Because I know if I go out as myself uncovered by the spirit of God, I will fail. We all need to be covered by the grace and mercy of God. We are fallen people living in these ‘earth suits’ and without the blood […]

Reach Out

Our lesson at church this past Sunday was a great reminder that God uses everyone for His works here on Earth. We talked about the disciples that followed Jesus. They were just regular people like you and me. They weren’t rich, didn’t wear fancy garments or receive high honors in education. God uses us for […]

Box, Path, Circus

I have struggles. You have struggles. Somewhere along the way, many of us began believing that our struggles affect God’s love for us. We mistakenly think that when I am good, God loves me; when I make a mistake, God’s love for me is somehow less or maybe not at all. We are basically making […]

Gods Wages

“We will serve God until the devil offers us better wages.” (English proverb) I don’t know about you, but I have fallen into this trap many times through my life. I had good intentions to serve others through either mission trips, serving on Sunday morning or just helping a friend in need. Something I thought would benefit me more always took precedence […]

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