Talking

Talk Less

Guest Post by Ray Kingrea of  Tree of Life Ministries Pastor Kingrea writes “The Journey” posts daily via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. The JOURNEY- TALK LESS – 1Tim.6:21 MSG – “People caught up in a lot of talk can miss the point of faith…” Everyone has an opinion nowadays. I have one, you have one, all God’s children has an opinion. Everyone has a perspective they want people to see or a point they want to make. Everyone has a voice they want heard. At times, I think our testimony of faith would be more effective if…

Worry, Stress

Worried

Guest Post by Ray Kingrea of  Tree of Life Ministries Pastor Kingrea writes “The Journey” posts daily via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. The JOURNEY- WORRIED -Prov.12:25 MSG – “Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging words cheers a person up.” Google “what worry does” and see what pops up. I don’t need to go into a long list of negatives about what worry does to the brain and body. Worry is probably one of the most unhealthy things we can do in life. One study found that 85% of what we worry about never even occurs. The sum of…

Trouble Ahead Sign

All This Trouble

Guest Post by Ray Kingrea of  Tree of Life Ministries Pastor Kingrea writes “The Journey” posts daily via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. The JOURNEY- All This Trouble – 2Thess.1:5 MSG – “All this trouble is a clear sign that God has decided to make you fit for the Kingdom…” The big problem with trouble is that we hate to be in it. Most of us can handle trouble as long as it doesn’t make us troubled. Our idea of trouble is that, if we stay away from trouble then trouble will stay away from us, but that’s just…

Sunrise over the Earth

Far More

Guest Post by Ray Kingrea of  Tree of Life Ministries Pastor Kingrea writes “The Journey” posts daily via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. The JOURNEY – FAR MORE – Phil.3:20 MSG – “But there’s far more to life for us. We’re citizens of high heaven!” I never rarely see what I need to see in life. I’ve often wondered if I’m the only one or if others miss what I miss. It’s so easy for me to see things on the surface. I’d like to feel that I see things differently and better now than I did earlier…

man crying in desperation

In DESPERATION

Guest Post by Ray Kingrea of  Tree of Life Ministries Pastor Kingrea writes “The Journey” posts daily via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. The JOURNEY – Psalm 34:6 NLT – “In my desperation I prayed and the Lord listened; He saved me from all my troubles.” Ever been in a really bad place or bad spot? It can be really upsetting and unsettling to be in a place where you can’t see to find your way out. You cannot only be in a bad place physically, but a bad place emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. When you can’t get out…

focus

Focus

Guest Post by Ray Kingrea of  Tree of Life Ministries Pastor Kingrea writes “The Journey” posts daily via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. The JOURNEY- FOCUS – 1Tim.6:11 MSG – “But you, Timothy, man of God: Run for your life from all this.” I honestly have to admit that its hard for me to focus. It always has been. I’ve always struggled in a crowd or classroom to focus on what was the center of attention. If a person got up, someone was talking, or even a bird flying by a window, it would throw me off…

cheerful woman

Cheerful

Guest Post by Ray Kingrea of  Tree of Life Ministries Pastor Kingrea writes “The Journey” posts daily via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. The JOURNEY- Cheerful – 1Thess.5:15 – Be cheerful no matter what… 1 Thessalonians 5:15 — 15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.  —– New International Version (NIV) I’m a typically cheerful person. I really try to not let much in life determine who Christ is in me and wants to be through me but there are times when…

Train Track

On Track

Guest Post by Ray Kingrea of  Tree of Life Ministries Pastor Kingrea writes “The Journey” posts daily via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. The JOURNEY – On Track – Philippians 4:1 (MSG) “…Stay on track, steady in God.” You ever really take the time to watch a train? I’ve always been pretty fascinated by trains. I know it may seem kind of simply boring to some just watching a train go one direction at a relatively slow speed, but I love watching a train. Trains are steady, powerful and dependable. Seldom do you hear of a train…

important

Most Important

Guest Post by Ray Kingrea of  Tree of Life Ministries Pastor Kingrea writes “The Journey” posts daily via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. The JOURNEY – Most Important – Phil. 3:8 MSG – “all the things I once thought were so important are gone from my life…I’ve dumped it all in the trash so that I could embrace Christ” I’ve learned that I consistently need to ask myself this question, “What’s most important?” If you’ve ever cleaned out your desk or garage, if you’ve ever been short on time, if you have kids, or if you’ve ever…

chain

Glad It’s Me

Guest Post by Ray Kingrea of  Tree of Life Ministries Pastor Kingrea writes “The Journey” posts daily via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. The JOURNEY- Glad It’s Me – Col.1:24 MSG – “I want you to know how glad I am that it’s me sitting here in this jail and not you…” I’ve had only a few times when I was glad to take someone else’s suffering on myself. I know I’m not as good a person as the Apostle Paul. I would like to think that, given the situation, I would definitely give myself for the…