Dig into Romans With Me (Week 25-Romans 12:1-2)

Paul packed so much into the first two verses of this chapter that I couldn’t fit any more into my thinking. Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvelous mercies? I encourage you to surrender yourselves to God to be his sacred, living sacrifices. And live in holiness, experiencing all that delights… Read More

By-the-Bootstraps Emphasis on Individual Transformation

I enjoy NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday. I listen as I’m getting for church, and today I was thrilled to get all the answers right to Will Shorts’ quiz. That doesn’t usually happen. But bragging is not what this blog is all about, so I’d better cut it short. Today’s story about El Salvador’s high murder rate… Read More

our attitude fine-tunes our lives

What comes first: the thought or the action? We sometimes make the excuse, “I wasn’t thinking.” or “I did it before I thought.” In reality, that can’t happen. We may have not had a specific thought like, “I am going to kick the cat.” However, your attitude, your habitual pattern of thoughts, precipitates your action. The… Read More