The jig’s up

David was tired of going to war as the Lord commanded, so he took a little vacation. Then he saw this woman—WOWSERS! What a woman! They were two consenting adults—where was the harm? Secret lust. Secret sex. But it’s hard to keep pregnancy secret for too long—and this secret was out before they ever got… Read More

Am I sorry for me or for what I’ve done to another?

Remorse  is when we are only sorry that we failed. Repentance is when we are in pain because we have hurt God or another person—for that person’s sake and for God’s not for ourselves. It focuses attention on the wounded one. If we are hurting for our own sake because we have failed, that is… Read More

Colossians 2:20-23 Rules or freedom?

If you had to choose one word to represent how your belief affects your life, would you choose RULES or FREEDOM? Are your actions and words a source of pride? Do you judge yourself and others and award a score for how you acted each day? Are you proud when your score is higher than… Read More

Philippians 4:19-20 God’s eternal generosity

If I always have to be the giver instead of the receiver, will I be able to accept God’s eternal generosity?   Philippians 4:19-20 (The Message) You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus. Our God and Father abounds… Read More

Philippians 4:17-18 Would you rather give or receive?

Do you find it easier to give than receive? I’d rather be the “have” than the “have-not.” It has something to do with pride, ego, what will others think of me, . . . I’m learning. It didn’t bother Paul to be on the receiving end. He reveled in the gifts and said “thank you.”… Read More