“Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men that work iniquity; and let me not eat of their dainties.” (Psalm 141:4) Wow! What an incredible verse for those of us who work with the addicted or who realize the constant need of walking in the Spirit desiring not to […]

Time Keeps on Ticking!

by Benjamin Burks on May 22, 2013 · 3 comments

“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom” (Psalm 90:12). Several years ago, my Pastor made the statement that all sin is addictive.  I believe we can look at what consumes our time to identify addictive behaviors in our lives.  I also believe that many addictive behaviors can […]

Happy Thanksgiving! – How to Spot a Grumbler…

by Benjamin Burks on November 22, 2012 · 0 comments

Psalm 118:1, “O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.” Psalm 79:13, “So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.” I have had the privilege to see people transformed by the […]

Wrong Number or Wrong Meditations?

by Benjamin Burks on December 14, 2011 · 1 comment

I recently heard a story about a couple in Nashville, who had been out shopping one day and returned home to find a message on their answering machine. It was obviously a wrong number, as the message was left for an organization that provides food for the hungry at Christmas time. The woman on the […]

Overcome Covetousness by Counting

by Benjamin Burks on June 30, 2011 · 1 comment

An attitude of “count your blessings, not your troubles” will change attitudes from negative to positive, if we will let it! If we can see our day to day problems and even our longer-range problems against a background of our blessings, our lives can be much happier, and we will have a much different outlook […]