As I sit here on a rainy morning I can’t help but think about the grace of God. It has been a constant on my mind lately. My mind almost immediately goes to the question, why choose me? Out of all the people that God could have chosen, why am I the one that he […]Read More He Chose Us
“Whom the Lord loves he disciplines.” Ouch. Those are not the words we really want to hear from the Bible. Yet these words reflect the attitude of a loving Father towards his children. Discipline isn’t a bad word, it is a necessary word. Many people read blogs, and even the scriptures, to feel better about […]Read More The Discipline of the Lord
It would be difficult to do a character profile of important people in the Bible, and not mention David. He was a key member in the ancestry of Jesus Christ. He was also the greatest king that Israel ever had. There wasn’t much about David that was impressive. He was anointed king, but only after […]Read More David: A Character Study
The Apostle Paul accomplished a lot in his life. He traveled the known world preaching the gospel. He was thrown into prison for the cause of Christ, but he continued to preach anyway. His resume would dwarf the resume of any other preacher who has ever lived. Yet, there is also no other person who […]Read More Paul: A Character Study
Everyone wants to live a life that matters. No matter who you are or where you are from, we all want to make a difference. I recently concluded a Bible study in which I did character profiles of important characters in the Bible. One of the driving things of all of them is that they […]Read More Lives That Matter
There are certain words in Christianity that make us cringe. Words and phrases like “sacrifice” or “love your enemies” are things that we don’t really like to talk about. The word “forgiveness” is also one of these words. But just because we don’t like to talk about them doesn’t mean they are not important. Usually […]Read More Why Forgive?
Suffering is a word that we would like to avoid at all costs. No one likes to suffer, because it’s uncomfortable. We would all like to live quiet, peaceful lives for the rest of our existence, and never have to worry about anything. Unfortunately life is not like that. If you are breathing you will […]Read More The Blessing of Suffering
It’s so hard to find faithful people these days. Whether it’s in our relationship with God or our relationship with people, so few people want to remain faithful. It is so much easier to quit. If you don’t want to remain married or you just want to “play the field”, it’s so easy to get […]Read More Fickle Or Faithful?
Pharisees. Just the mention of the word incurs images of self-righteous and sometimes brutal religious leaders. The Pharisees are a picture of what happens when traditional religion gets out of control. As my brother so brilliantly put it in his post Spiritual But Not Religious, not all religion is bad. But pharisaical religion is the […]Read More The Problem With Pharisees
I read an article a few days ago that featured Michael Jordan. He admitted that he has felt an emptiness since he left basketball. This happens a lot with entertainers and athletes. They become so accustomed to the spotlight that they can’t handle when it’s not there anymore. Their life seems to no longer have […]Read More An Empty Feeling