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 […]