Be A Cross-Bearer: Push Back

Would that my ways were firm in keeping Your laws; then I would not be ashamed when I regard all Your commandments [Oh, that my steps might be steady, keeping to the course you set; Then I’d never have any regrets in comparing my life with your counsel]. (Psalm 119:5-6 Tanakh [MSG]) Is claiming sonship […]

Prayer and Surrender

God intentionally waits to answer our prayers until we’re in a position to accept His guidance. Put another way, He wants us to be willing and able to do as He says. Think about it. Jesus made Himself available to His disciples, but they had to choose to follow Him and obey His commands. Some […]

On Prayer

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 1 John 5:14 NIV Has your desperate prayer remained unanswered? Have you prayed, yet you seem to get no response or movement? God’s delay is never due to indifference or preoccupation, or an inability […]

The Consequence Of Evil

“This is what the Lord of Armies, the God of Israel, says: You have seen all the disaster I brought against Jerusalem and all Judah’s cities. Look, they are a ruin today without an inhabitant in them because of the evil they committed to anger me, by going and burning incense to serve other gods […]

The Irony of Wisdom

The longer I live, the more uninformed I feel. Only the young have an explanation for everything. Isabel Allende

Memo To Self

Memo: To SelfSubject: InfallibilityDate: Today Every Christian has to decide this question: Is Jesus Christ’s mind infallible, or is the modern Western mind infallible?  The tendency today is to think ourselves infallible, and the Bible a jumble of the most extraordinary stuff.  Good stuff to be sure, but we cannot be expected to accept all its […]

Shabbat Shalom

And evening passed and morning came, marking a new day. And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:31 This is the day that the Lord has made. And not just any day. A Sabbath. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 For the reverence and fear of God are basic to […]

Attitude Attitude Attitude

Think the glasses have attitude? Read about the designer. Iris Apfel will celebrate her 100th birthday tomorrow, still working as a sought-after designer of eyeglasses and more. What an example to all of us. “If I stopped working, I’d be gone.” “More is more and less is a bore” Oh that we would all live […]

No Words

I felt my anger risingWhen I saw the towers fallI’ve been through quakes and firesAnd I thought I’d seen it all. I felt the nation rumbleWhen that Ryder Truck explodedAnd all the retching terrorWhen some maniac unloaded I mourned and prayed for thousandsAs I saw the bloody costMy soul cries out to heavenEach time an […]

I Believe

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C S Lewis, The Weight Of Glory