Posts from 2015

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Prayer in Pain

by Dr. Norman Wise

Goals were reached Should have joy But there it is an empty shell Time bomb ticking Sounds of silence screaming in my ears Caught in this painful moment I need your presence I need you Lord, help me to find your presence and peace I do not like reality today It makes me cry It […]

The LORD is my Shepherd

by Dr. Norman Wise

Psa 23:1-6 NASB – “1 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. 3 He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk […]

Can A Good Person Oppose Same-Sex Marriage?

by Dr. Norman Wise

How can any good, moral, and loving person oppose same sex marriage?  This is the question that about 60% of the American public would ask today. Now fifteen years ago about 60% of the American public would have held to the reverse of this question wondering if any good, moral, or loving person could support […]

Finding Faith in a Fallen Word?

by Dr. Norman Wise

Psalm 55:5 NASB – “5 Fear and trembling come upon me, And horror has overwhelmed me.” Psalm 119:143 NASB – “143 Trouble and anguish have come upon me, Yet Your commandments are my delight.” Most of the times our worst fears do not actually manifest themselves into our lives. Our present lives we live in […]

Is homosexual activity the will of God?

by Dr. Norman Wise

Socrates and Sam A discussion on homosexual activity Sam: Socrates is homosexuality immoral? Socrates: Sam, what do you believe about homosexuality? Sam: Homosexuality is romantic or sexual attraction between members of the same sex. As a sexual orientation, homosexuality refers to an enduring emotional desire to experience sexual activity or romantic attractions primarily or exclusively […]

The difficulty of sexuality

by Dr. Norman Wise

Human beings struggle to exercise self-control or be guided by their best principles when they enter into the area of sexuality in their lives. For every person this becomes a challenge, which on the one hand seems to have such great potential for an expression of love and on the other hand can create unspeakable […]

Facing Reality To Deal With LIfe

by Dr. Norman Wise

I was talking to a friend today about how living in an illussion can seem safer than facing reality. If we see reality as offering no hope then lying to ourselves and denying the truth can seem like a good approach to life. However, only by facing reality can we be prepared for what we […]

When Christian leaders fail

by Dr. Norman Wise

Pray for PastorTchividjian 2Samuel 1:11-12 NASB – “11 Then David took hold of his clothes and tore them, and so also did all the men who were with him. 12 They mourned and wept and fasted until evening for Saul and his son Jonathan and for the people of the LORD and the house of […]

How Do We Handle Fear?

by Dr. Norman Wise

How do we handle fear? Fear can eat is alive. It can freeze us when we should move. It can cause us to run when we should hold our ground. Fear is the mind killer. It provides poor counsel to guide us. Yet, it is hard not to give into fear since it can become […]