Broken Intent #Write28Days

Often times in our brokenness we spend so much time looking for someone to blame.  There may really be a person at the root of our pain.  As a teenager, I was raped.  The only person to blame for my brokenness in that situation was the rapist.  I had a counselor tell me that I... Continue Reading →

Love Like Him

““You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father... Continue Reading →

Be Still

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalms‬ ‭46:10‬ ‭ “Be still and know that I am God.” He often whispers those words In the busyness of life To still me before Him. To remind me that it is not... Continue Reading →

True value

There is a lot of talk about the worth or value of a person. This is often tied to a person's self-esteem or lack there of. It can lead decsions we make about many things. Too often, in our consideration of our own value we fail to consider the value placed on us by our... Continue Reading →

Perceptions

My Pastor preached a message today on honor. He reference a few passages and the television show Gold Rush. One of the passages of scripture was:  “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure, buried in a field, that a man found and reburied. Then in his joy he goes and sells everything he has and... Continue Reading →

Confessions of a Cranky Christian

I would love to blame it on The full moon, Mercury being close to the earth last month, Not enough sleep, Working too much, The behavior of those around me, Circumstances outside of my control The series of unfortunate events that played out in just a short span Anything to take the blame off for... Continue Reading →

Talents and Gifts

I have spent much of my life questioning how I can use my talents for God's glory.  I think much of the time I have confused my God-given talents with His gifts.  He asked for us to increase or at least invest our talents, but His gifts are for the building up of the Church... Continue Reading →

Satan’s Tool

Revelation 12:9-11 (KJV) And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.  And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom... Continue Reading →

Met by Attitude

I was struck with the attitude in responses I heard in this passage this morning during my quiet time. One day as Jesus was preaching on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, great crowds pressed in on him to listen to the word of God. He noticed two empty boats at the water’s edge,... Continue Reading →

Doing Culture

I hear a lot about culture in my life. I live in what is called a melting pot area as we have people from all different nationalities pour into our community on a regular basis. Many people want those moving in to the community to conform to our culture.  At work we talk about the... Continue Reading →

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