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
Paul’s letter was addressed to the Romans, but it was sent for us as well.
So many people I know are spending these winter days, weeks, and months beside a loved one who is dying. I can’t always be there with you, at your side to sit quietly in support, to hold your hand or give you a hug, to weep with you… So I give you music that filled… Read More
something that is shocking, upsetting, or unacceptable Jesus began his life with scandal—a young girl impregnated by the Holy Spirit. Who’s going to ever believe that crazy story? Not Joseph, the man she was betrothed to. Not her parents. Not her friends. Not the village elders. Or the gossips or… Read More
If you believe you may be embroiled in generational sin, I recommend a book, Released to Soar, by physician Dr. Peter Boelens and his wife Eleanor. They have been practicing an amazing treatment for depression and anxiety–healing prayer that invites Christ into painful memories. Dr. Boelens recommends that you construct a family tree, including problem areas.… Read More
So the Lord sent Nathan the prophet to tell David this story: “There were two men in a certain town. One was rich, and one was poor. The rich man owned a great many sheep and cattle. The poor man owned nothing but one little lamb he had bought. He raised that little lamb, and it grew up… Read More
What’s stopping you from doing God’s mission for you? When I read through Paul’s list of excuses, I was surprised at the similarity to mine. I had always thought of Paul as an extremely confident, know-it-all kind of guy, and here I was reading a list of his anxieties about himself–lots of excuses giving his… Read More