Oh Be Careful Little Heart What You Love

Hosea 9:10 “…they consecrated themselves to that shameful idol and became as vile as the thing they loved.” Be careful what you love…. I remember a song we used to sing in Sunday School. Oh be careful little ears what you hear….oh be careful little eyes what you see…oh be 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…

It’s A Bad Bad Bad Bad World

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world….” The classic 1963 movie, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, featured more iconic comedians than any film that’s ever been produced. It also contained more adjectives in its title than most productions. It’s those four adjectives (the mads)that keep echoing in Continue Reading…

When Sin Abounds

Romans 5:20 “…But where sin increased, grace increased all the more.” “He was a great kid, always smiling…” These words describe Martin Richard, the 8-year old boy who died in the Boston Marathon bombing. His death captured for me, perhaps more than anything, the horrific nature of the tragedy. The Continue Reading…

Humanness

Luke 22:51 “But Jesus answered, ‘No more of this!’ And he touched the man’s ear and healed him.” Sometimes our humanness just plain stinks—especially when we fail to recognize it. We think we are doing the “Lord’s will,” but our motivation is fueled more by our flesh than the Holy Spirit. It’s Continue Reading…