From “I Have To” to “I Have To”

Psalm 1: 1-3 Blessed is the one…whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.    I was discussing the importance of having a Continue Reading…

Misplaced Anger

1 Thessalonians 4:3 “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified….” Anger. It’s showing up everywhere. In all kinds of situations, all kinds of people. To say we’ve become an easily-offended society understates the issue. We are living in an atmosphere of misplaced anger, where we would rather focus Continue Reading…

Beware of Trojan Horses

Joshua 24:23 “Now then,” said Joshua, “throw away the foreign gods that are among you and yield your hearts to the Lord, the God of Israel.” Do you detect any Trojan Horses in your life? They are subtle, sneaky and sly. I’ll never forget the graduate Psychology course I took years ago at Continue Reading…

Lost Legacies

1 Samuel 13:13-14 “’You have done a foolish thing,’ Samuel said. ‘You have not kept the command the Lord your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time.  But now your kingdom will not endure…’” Are we “all in” doing life God’s way or do we Continue Reading…

She Did What She Could

Mark 14:8 “She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.” I’ve recently been re-reading Charles Sheldon’s classic, In His Steps. He describes one incident where two sisters are getting into their carriage when the younger one notices a shabbily dressed little Continue Reading…

Being Squeezed

2 Corinthians 8:2 “In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.” An unpleasant part of life involves the experience of being squeezed. Pressure forces something on the inside to end up on the outside. Anything from trying to Continue Reading…