Kathie’s Roman Digs (Week 28-Romans 14)

Some day each one of us is going to sit before the judgement seat of God, so “tend to your own knitting,” as Eugene Peterson translates it in The Message. Are you more concerned with what kind or color of yarn your neighbor is using? Would you rather knot threads together into one unit with… Read More

Kathie’s Roman Digs (Week 21-Romans 9:1-19)

If I measure by the fervency and frequency of my prayers for others salvation, my heart has not been broken enough. That was my first humbling realization in reading this chapter. Paul’s Heart My Heart Paul described an enormous pain that never left him–for his family who had not yet believed in God. I made… Read More

Kathie’s Roman Digs (Week 8-Romans 2:5-11)

What picture do you have of God? In order to answer this question, we often have to look at our relationship with our parents or caregivers. Our attitudes were formed early in our childhood, and they can be changed, but only by recognition and reformation of thoughts. WHAT WE THINK & DO CONSEQUENCES WHEN JUDGMENT… Read More

Dig into Romans with Me (Week 8-Romans 2:5-11)

What is your picture of God? Is He an angry God who demands justice? Is He just waiting for you to mess up so He can punish you? Does your God play favorites? Then you’re doomed because you just can’t compete with the teacher’s pet. Do you need to earn salvation by doing good works… Read More

Dig into Romans with Me (Week 7-Romans 2:1-4)

Do you know someone who lays things on the line, doesn’t pull her punches, and states the truth as it is? If you’ve read any of Paul’s letters, you must realize that he is just such a person. I have a friend like that, although our discussion are much more gentle and round-about. However, I… Read More

We Need Kinder Standards of Success

I was thoroughly entertained even as I was challenged by these thoughts on success and failure. Alain de Botton is witty as he flies through this presentation. “the opposite of a snob is your mother…” “Don’t judge the guy driving a Ferrari as greedy; he’s really in need of love.” “There is a strong correlation… Read More