30 December 2011

This 'n' That

As we prepare to awaken Sunday morning to a new year, it's important to ask yourself, "Do I like me?" The answer to this question is vital. After all, if you don't like yourself, you're bound to be a bit of a "gloomy Gus" and let's face it, nobody wants to hang out with a downer. A simple, narcissistic reading of the Scripture reveals to us just how important elevated self-esteem really is. As Saddleback Church announced last week, "God is mad about you," so why in the world are you not wild about yourself too? Do you suffer from conviction of sin and an awareness of your fallenness? Do you find yourself relying on Christ's righteousness instead of your own fabulosity? If so, then my dear friend, you need a bit of a pick-me-up. Happily, Joyce Meyer has just the thing.

Happy to Be Me! will help you to realize that you really are fantastic, and that there is nothing about you that needs to change. Nope, all that has to happen is that you must learn to like who you are. Once you have achieved this self-acceptance, good things are bound to happen. Upon truly becoming happy with yourself just as you are, you will undoubtedly begin to see God's destiny for your life begin to unfold. But you must first come to this place of acknowledgement of your awesomeness. Otherwise, God is completely powerless to help you.

So, as you prepare to make your donation of $25 or more in order to receive this "free" resource from Joyce Meyer Ministries, here is your week in review (kind of):
  • Due to volcanic activity, a new island has arisen in the Red Sea.
  • I wish some of today's "conservative Bible teachers" would listen to this, and heed it. It is true that bad company corrupts good character. Unless, of course, God lied to us in His Word.
  • Voddie Baucham preaches about Modern Spirituality and your mind:


  1. LOL, I love how these things come together. I ran across Voddie Bausham last week in researching the NCFIC apprach to Youth Ministry through watching their DVD segments online http://vimeo.com/ncfic

    I was very impressed with Dr Baucham! He is now a permanent bookmark on my list of 'must listen to' preachers. It's encouraging that just when I think there are fewer and fewer solid preachers, the Lord sends me another to listen to. He is so Good.

    I'll watch that video right now. Thanks for putting it up. As always, I enjoy the Friday This N That.

  2. Just tuning in - thanks for the heads up - had not heard of Voddie B. but like EP, I too search for preachers who speak the truth.

    Joyce Meyer, listened to her several years ago, has she changed, or have I.??.

    WoW - 2012 - what a challenge for us all.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR.!.. L-RD Bless.

  3. Once again I want to thank you, EBenz, for all the work you put into this blog. I am so grateful to have found you earlier this year and now stop by every day.

    I am so glad you posted the Joyce Meyer material because this is an area where I need some help. I have several friends who think Joyce is the greatest thing since, well, Beth Moore, and I never know how to respond. They point out how "God doesn't make junk" and how women with low self-esteem don't honor God, etc. etc. I know there's a problem with their thinking, I just don't know how to respond. Can you or your readers give me some good answers?

    thanks and wishing you the Happiest of New Years in our Lord!


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