The Sweet Persuasion of the Soul

Is there a place for debate in Christendom? Does having “one mind” for Christians mean we must agree with all other Christians, even when we don’t? This seems like a cut and dry answer, but politics and social issues complicates the command. I would hope most of us don’t think we have to agree on…

Hedges and Thorns

Photo by Hunter Harmon on Pexels.com The things of this world are foolishness to the Creator of this world, but to mankind the things of this world are good, pleasant and desirable. Success, beauty wealth how could we not call those things good? And herein lies the confusion since the beginning of time, between what…

The Virgin Birth

do you believe it's possible? The virgin birth is hard to swallow. For some people it's easier to file this 'Christmas miracle' with the Marvel movies. It's simply hard to grasp that God and man could collide in one form. But then again there have always been throughout history hard to believe facts and figures.…

Faith or Fear

Luke 23:50-53 Joseph was a member of the council, a good and righteous man. He was from Arimathea; a city of the Jews and Joseph was waiting for the kingdom of God. This is Joseph. From these statements in Luke 23 we can conclude, Joseph had a reputation, he was involved with both politics and…

Reflecting Christ

Luke 23:44 I cannot understand the full scope of God crucified by men and yet simultaneously with men. I cannot understand why in his final hour the Lord was consoled not by the perfect righteousness of God above him, but by the fallen sinner beside him. I cannot grasp how or why we as men…

The Eyes of the Lord

God reminded me this week that He is watching My daughter is 16. She is on the varsity volleyball team at the local High School. Her number is 2. She is a starter as a Junior and I'm extremely proud of her. Since middle school she has loved the game of Volleyball. she is highly…

What is my Goal?

Here’s something I learned this morning about Goals and decisions.   Its not uncommon to get stuck when faced with a difficult decision in life. I get stuck all the time, paralyzed with indecision; I’ll never forget the grueling task of trying to decide between two different yet equally wonderful pre-schools to work for one…

God’s Everlasting Love

Photo by Hernan Pauccara on Pexels.com Listen close, lean in. I want you to understand something; I want you to get a glimpse of God’s unrelenting love even in the midst of trials, as I too want to understand it, own it, live it, breathe it in and exhale with the most blessed assurance that…

Simple Gifts

A mother's day experience Photo by Allan Mas on Pexels.com Today is Mother’s Day. Yesterday was a big shopping day; long lines, busy stores, and lots of fathers with small children in tow.  It warmed my heart to see this interaction between child and father for the love of Mother with simple gifts.  It hit…