Category Archives: Feelings

How Faith Relates to Your Feelings

Bill Scott, a West Virginia preacher, relates an incident told by a helicopter pilot who flew from an aircraft carrier in the Pacific.

“I was flying the helicopter back to the ship when a blinding fog rolled in. Flying at a low altitude, I knew that a single mistake would plunge my crew and me into the ocean. Worse yet, I was experiencing a complete loss of balance — which is common for pilots flying by instruments. This loss of balance was so bad that despite the instrument readings I was certain that I was lying on my side.” Continue reading


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Fooled By Our Feelings

“If it feels good, do it,” was the moral imperative of my generation in the 1960s. It was fueled by Woodstock, the sexual revolution, and liberated proponents of the prerogatives of pleasure.

We’ve been told through the years in many different ways to follow our feelings. Remember the scene in Star Wars when Obi-Wan Kanobi told Luke Skywalker, “Trust your feelings, Luke! Feel the force!” Continue reading

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Can You Trust Your Feelings?

Burke Hedges, in his book, “You Can’t Steal Second with Your Foot on First” tells about the day he won $86 Million.

Hedges is a motivational speaker and was conducting a weekend seminar in Orlando, Florida, where His wife, Debbie, joined him Saturday evening. On her way back to their home in St. Petersburg the next day, she stopped for gas at a convenient store and bought three lottery tickets.

When she returned home Debbie placed the tickets by the Sunday paper on the kitchen counter and began preparing a meal for dinner guests. Continue reading


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Word of the Week: Feelings

Last night Norma Jean and I were watching a Hallmark movie where the two lead characters, Jessica and Ted, were best friends from childhood.

When Ted reveals that he’s engaged to Jennifer, a high school classmate who Jessica remembers as “the queen of mean,” all kinds of feelings for Ted began to surface. To complicate matters Ted wants Jessica to plan their wedding. Continue reading


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