It Is Not About Being Worthy
May 3rd, 2021
The point is we have never had the “right” to be treated with the kind of love that God pours out on us. We have never been “worthy” of God. It is not about being worthy. ...
Confession is Good for the Soul
May 2nd, 2021
Until we take responsibility for what has gone wrong and confess it to the one or the ones we have hurt, including God, we will never be on the path to recovery; we will never be able to live with tru...
Coming to our Senses
May 1st, 2021
The results are the same; God seeks to get our attention through the crises of our lives....
Living in a Distant Country
April 30th, 2021
If all I have, like in the parable, comes from my Father, I have certainly squandered quite a bit of it on living in ways that are inconsistent with God’s commands of loving God with all my heart, sou...
The Question is not Does God Love You
April 29th, 2021
God never stopped loving the sinner but, the sinner is only reunited in a relationship with God because the sinner repented and returned to God....
Too Focused on Me
April 28th, 2021
I wonder how many times I get so caught up in living a certain way that I don’t even think about the injustices I see? I wonder how many times I am so concerned about me and what I do, that I miss t...
Are We Asking for the Wrong Thing?
April 27th, 2021
It is easy to think of these parables as talking about God giving you whatever you ask for, but that is not really the plain meaning of these parables. The climax of the parables seems to be that God...
A Model for Prayer
April 26th, 2021
For me, prying is primarily a conversation with God. In the same way I have a conversation with a good friend, there are few rules that I have to think about when I pray. ...
Looking for Loopholes
April 25th, 2021
One does not try to or need to justify oneself if they know they are doing what is right. There is no need to use mental gymnastics to reinterpret the plain words of scripture if in your heart you kn...
Setting Our Faces on the Mission
April 24th, 2021
I think I have missed a lot of opportunities to be in God’s will because I have not been “intentional” about seeking God’s timing....
Not Against Me but For God
April 23rd, 2021
I think there are denominations and other expressions of our Christian faith that honestly think they are the only ones who are the true followers of Jesus Christ and would keep others who call on Jes...
April 22nd, 2021
When we talk about conflict resolution, I tell the couple that they must change the way they look at arguing. It can no longer be about who is right and who is wrong, it must be about what is best fo...
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