THE HERMENEUTICAL CIRCLE | Understanding Our Checked Baggage

“We’ve got to make room in the baggage we carry for the understanding of what God is trying to tell us.” – #ToddCPittman Yep I Said It! In late 2020 I was moved to commence graduate studies. My mind raced in a circle as to whether I should focus my time pursuing an MBA toContinue reading “THE HERMENEUTICAL CIRCLE | Understanding Our Checked Baggage”

Righteous Anger or Self-centered Joy?

“I’m trying to practice a little more sorrow in humility than joy in pride.” – #ToddCPittman Yep, I Said It! . . . and so did Proverbs 15:1 | NLT | A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare. “Back to the practical tips for living, the Book of Proverbs. The scripturesContinue reading “Righteous Anger or Self-centered Joy?”

“Look Inward, Not Outward”

“Our facade will get us but so far and only fool those that don’t make a difference.” – #ToddCPittman “1 Samuel serves as a good reminder that we are given choices in life. Two of the many choices we have are how we look at other people and how we present ourselves to the world.Continue reading ““Look Inward, Not Outward””

“Opportunists Have Been Busy for a Long Time”

“We can follow those who exploit circumstances to fulfill their agenda, or we can cast false narratives and heed to the warning from back in the day.” – #ToddCPittman Yep, I Said It! . . . and so did Matthew 24:4-5 | NLT | 4 Jesus told them, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, 5 forContinue reading ““Opportunists Have Been Busy for a Long Time””

Important Life Skill | Handling Anger

Yep, I Said It! – “We can’t control the way other folks act to circumstances, but we darn sure can control how we do.” – #ToddCPittman Yep, I Said It! . . . and so did Psalm 37:8 (NLT) – Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper—it only leads toContinue reading “Important Life Skill | Handling Anger”

“We’ve Got to Be Accountable for Our Actions”

“We can hide behind our wrongs or we can acknowledge them out of love for our family and friends.” – #ToddCPittman Yep, I Said It! and so did . . . 2 Samuel 24:16-17 – (16) But as the angel was preparing to destroy Jerusalem, the Lord relented and said to the death angel, “Stop!Continue reading ““We’ve Got to Be Accountable for Our Actions””

“Alcohol Is a Creepy Controller”

“Whether its too much to eat, drink, or smoke we’ve got to control what’s under our control before we lose control.” – #ToddCPittman Yep, I Said It! . . . and so did Proverbs 20:1 – (20) Wine produces mockers; alcohol leads to brawls. Those led astray by drink cannot be wise. “Whenever we needContinue reading ““Alcohol Is a Creepy Controller””

“More Gets Done Through Fellowship”

“There is no doubt working together in fellowship lightens the load.” – #ToddCPittman Yep, I Said It! . . . and so did Exodus 18:13-26 “This morning I was so glad I listened to those Angels encouraging me to open my Bibles instead of the devil’s soldiers screaming at me this morning to leave themContinue reading ““More Gets Done Through Fellowship””

“Is it Tough Love or Godly Guidance?”

“The key to difficulties and discipline is how we receive and react in the follow-up.” – #ToddCPittman Yep, I Said It! . . . and so did Deuteronomy 8:5 (NLT) – (5) Think about it: Just as a parent disciplines a child, the Lord your God disciplines you for your own good. “For those ofContinue reading ““Is it Tough Love or Godly Guidance?””