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…

Redemption: Nobody Does It Better Than God

Micah 7:18 “Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives…?” “Easter is my favorite time of the year” echoes through my mind during Passion Week. My dad often spoke those endearing words the last few years of his life. It’s no wonder. After sixty-five years of rebellion and regret, Continue Reading…

Bop It On The Head

Matthew 5:43-44 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’  But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”   “Little Bunny Foo Foo, hopping through the forest, scooping up the field mice and boppin’ them on the head…”  If you’ve Continue Reading…

Divide and Conquer

Matthew 12:25 “…Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.” Divide and conquer. It’s one of the enemy’s most successful strategies against the human race. It’s intensifying. I can’t remember a time when the fissures have run so deep. Continue Reading…

I Am Willing

Matthew 8:3 “Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. ‘I am willing,’ he said. ‘Be clean!’ Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy.” I am willing. What words of power! Of healing. Of love. Words every single person needs to hear.  The man who came to Jesus was a leper. The only Continue Reading…

Before There Was Grace

Hebrews 12:15 “See to it that no one misses the grace of God….”  Picture a mountain of doom, one more ominous than anything conceived in the imagination of J.R.R. Tolkien or the artistry of Peter Jackson. This mountain radiates darkness, gloom and storm. It burns so fiercely, that even if Continue Reading…