Prayer Principles

As fallen humans, we tend to live our lives at the extremes. We often have a hard time finding a balance in the middle of things, a place that may be healthy. In a recent article questioning whether or not we spend too much time in biblical analysis rather than in...

Only Him

They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the LORD was my support. He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me. The LORD dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he rewarded me. For...

What is Life?

And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It...

ReadingPlan

How many of you had a plan to start a Bible reading plan for the New Year, but your plan foundered by the end of the first week?  Consistency in reading the Scriptures is difficult, either because we enter into it with unrealistic expectations (I’m talking you,...

Offense

“And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.” – Matthew 11:6 Offended? Who could be offended at this guy? He’s got your back, right?  Many people in the world finds something in common with Jesus, and that commonality tends to become the...

Contemplating Discipline

As I look at my son, reticent to come to me after having been disciplined for kicking his sister, and who at the same time was feeling he was right in his actions (yet knowing he was wrong), I realized that I am the same in many ways when the Lord disciplines me. I am...