"Where in your life do you need to know that "it is finished"? Where in your life are you still trying to earn your way, prove your worth, control your future, or get what's already yours in Christ? What responsibility do you take as your own that was never yours to begin with? "It is … Continue reading Finished
"In the age of #MeToo, where women are encouraged to tell their stories and be heard, where liberals are demanding the public trust women, I implore the nation to hear me out, to trust me. There is such little tolerance for women on the national stage who don’t agree with the hosts of The View … Continue reading Unintended Consequences
"I got a lotta problems with you people, and now you're going to hear about it!" Frank Costanza Hopefully you all are old enough and refined enough to remember the celebration of Festivus, the fictional secular holiday that took place on the TV show Seinfeld as an alternative to on overly-commercialized Christmas holiday. After an … Continue reading The Airing of Grievances
"But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace." James 3:17 A few weeks ago, I was walking past my kitchen table and … Continue reading Just A Reminder… He Really, Really Loves Us!
In the Bible, the Hebrew word for peace, shalom is a deeply meaningful word. More than just the absence of conflict, shalom is an expression of wholeness and completeness. In Colossians 3 Paul gives us a beautiful picture of believers living together in shalom and it's far more than just a static absence of conflict. "Therefore, as … Continue reading The Shoes of Peace Aren’t Flip-Flops
From "The Bondage Breaker, Youth Edition" by Neil Anderson and Dave Park. "Have you ever heard a Christian say, "I'm just a sinner saved by grace?" Have you referred to yourself that way? If you see yourself as a sinner, you probably will sin. What would you expect a sinner to do? There will be … Continue reading Sinner or Saint?
I A few years back, we took a family trip to Germany with our then 4 year old son. We had lived there a few years earlier (before children) and were excited to go show him all our favorite places and introduce him to a new culture. I love Europe. My favorite thing to do … Continue reading Where is Your Jesus?