Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Problem with the Tongue

I’m cautiously wading into this Paula Deen controversy but not to talk about the celebrity cook. Instead I want to use the controversy as a jumping off point to remind us what scripture tells us about the tongue. Proverbs 8:21 tells us, “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love […]

High Stakes Game

I started teaching Francis Chan’s Forgotten God last week in the adult Sunday School class at church. Forgotten God is a study in the Holy Spirit; a lot of churches spend a lot of time on God the Father and God the Son but not so much on God the Holy Spirit. Chan’s seven-part series […]

Perverted Emotions

I’m pissed off today. Something at work has me riled up. It’s actually not that big a deal, but enough to set me off. When I get like this all the other little things piss me off, too, like not having No. 10 envelopes and stamps when I need them even though I just got […]

I Love Bumper Stickers!

I saw this great bumper sticker today. It said, “I pray God gives you double what you wish for me.” Isn’t that awesome? Think about that for a second….it’s such a double-edged sword! Usually when I’m driving behind someone most my thoughts are not very godly. In fact I’m usually annoyed, especially by a guy […]

Opinion vs. Judgment

I’m a very opinionate person. My father told me when I was 13 years old that my mouth would cause me all sorts of trouble in life. Well, he was half right. I do get in some trouble with the things I say – I tend to be rather blunt. But I’ve also used my […]

God will

I wake up a lot at night and when I do I usually put myself back to sleep by praying for people. It’s kind of like counting sheep and I can fall back to sleep after getting through about five people. Given that I wake up at least three times a night, 15 people get […]

Entertained by Sin

We watched the last in a five-part series by Craig Groeschel called Soul Detox today in our Sunday morning adult Bible study. I’ve been writing about these classes for the past couple week, because I think Craig has great insight to the struggle we have as Christians living in a toxic world. Today Craig focused […]

Praying the Scriptures

I bought this new book called Teach Us to Pray – 365 Prayers from the Bible by Timothy J. Beals. The premise is praying the scriptures. If you’ve not heard that term before I’m excited to share the concept. I found praying the scriptures is one of the most powerful ways I connect with God. […]

Septic Thoughts

We’re finishing the last couple videos from Craig Groeschel’s Soul Detox in our Sunday morning adult Bible study. Today we were learning about septic thoughts. This is an area I spend considerable time talking to people about, because how you think is how you act. Craig started by explaining there are four types of septic […]