Monthly archive for August 2003

If You Can’t Stand the Heat…

Then you can’t: live in Texas, be a parent or be a Christian The saying made famous by President Harry Truman, “If you can’t stand the heat, then get out of the kitchen” has great meaning for Christians who are attempting to live their life of faith in this world that is boiling over with difficulties. I live in central Texas and we survived several days of over 100-degree weather. A cold front came today—the weatherman promises it will not top 95! We learn to cope with the heat. I used to brag about our endurance and toughness until a friend in the “snow belt” reminded me that Texans never have to “shovel heat.” No matter where we live or who we are, we will face the scorching of life’s trials. When life gets too hot to handle. Stress/Anger/Depression can be signs that we are getting burned out on life.

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