Posts from October 2016

The Deceptive Heart

I read the Bible stories of God’s men like Paul, Daniel, David, and Jeremiah and I’m conflicted and encouraged. They were bold and powerful. They were also flawed by nagging weaknesses and several with significant sin in seasons of their lives. I’m conflicted because as my Biblical “superheroes” I don’t want them to be less […]

Be There When God Whispers Your Name.

“I will also give to each one who wins the victory a white stone with a new name written on it.”  Rev. 2:17 First time you’ve heard of that?  Well doesn’t it make sense?  Aren’t fathers fond of giving their children special names, like Princess or Tiger, or Sweetheart or Bubba or Angel? Isn’t it incredible […]

Character Matters!!!

Character matters!!! You hear that in presidential elections. You deserve it from principals and teachers. You expect it from pastors. Character takes work but is worth the effort. David Brooks in his book, “The Road to Character” describes people who give attention to their inner life. “They possess an inner cohesion. They are not leading fragmented, scatter-shot […]

Trusting in God

“Don’t let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God, and trust in Me.”  Jn. 14:1 In spite of all of our ivy-covered walled institutions, in spite of all of our sheepskin degrees, in spite of all the Stephen Hawking types who believe they “know” sooo much, the fact remains that our little minds are ill-equipped […]

Jesus Has No Limits

I made the mistake the other day of comparing myself to someone who is seemingly good at “everything”. I’m sure they are not but I let myself have a pity party for a second. Really, what I did was forget how faithful God has been to me and stopped counting my blessings for a little […]

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