I was on Facebook this morning (surprise-surprise) and saw something that really disturbed me. Recently there have been news stories about how children are being separated from their illegal immigrant parents who are being deported. The stories said the children were being held in cages. I’m certainly not one to believe everything I read or […]

I’m 53-years-old and I think this is the most divisive period of time I’ve lived through – and I’ve lived through a chunk of the 60s with the Vietnam War, Civil Rights, and more! Our country is kind of tearing itself apart right now so I thought it might be important to remind ourselves that […]

If Satan is the prince of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4), then we Christians live in enemy territory! Certainly, God is sovereign, Jesus has won the war, and it is, indeed, “Finished!” But I liken our lives to the end of World War II. After the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes Forest, there […]

I’m convinced that each of us was made for a specific purpose in life and until we are actually doing the thing we were made for we’ll be unfulfilled, discontented and unhappy. Okay, I’m no genius; scripture actually tells us that in Ephesians 10:2 – “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to […]

“But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.” James 3:8 When did our society become so uncivil toward one another? People say and do the most incredulous things that we never would have said and done in past generations. This morning, I was going through my […]

Last week, well-known preacher and author Beth Moore wrote a stinging blog about misogyny in the church. Moore comes from a Southern Baptist background so it’s not surprising that her experience has been less than supportive given that denomination’s stand on women in authority. However, her words were powerful and struck me at a deeper […]

Jesus talked funny. Whether he was telling stories, sharing wisdom via parables, or using simile, metaphor, or allegory, Jesus said things in ways that may be difficult with which to connect for today’s readers. Yet, we know that his approach really resonated with the people of His time. I think that’s why sometimes church language […]