Tag Archives: Christianity

Is Christianity Intolerant?

One of the most common criticisms of Christianity is that people see it as intolerant. From Jesus being the only way to the Father to our rejection of what the Bible calls sin, those outside the faith (and even many inside the faith) reject orthodox Christianity because it seems so narrow-minded. I want to take […]

Be Still and Know He is God

I hope everyone had a great Christmas! Now that we all are preparing for the New Year I wanted to share one of my favorite scripture verses and how I think it may help all of us in 2014. Psalms  46:10 says, “Be still and know I am God.” It’s a simple little verse that […]

Funtionally Dysfunctional

When I was growing up all I wanted to be was normal. With my dad in and out of jail and my mother paralyzed by Multiple Sclerosis and living in a nursing home my life was anything but normal. I always felt self-conscious around others, doing my best to put on a front of “normal” […]

Trust

If you’re like me just saying the word reminds you of all the times people broke your trust and you start to raise your shields to defend yourself from whatever comes after that word! I want to talk about trust today, but I want to do it with our defense mechanisms turned off so we […]

Self-Talk

Yes it’s true; I talk to myself. My wife gives me a hard time because I’ll be in the shower or just sitting around talking quietly to myself about stuff. Sometimes it’s practicing something I’ll say to someone, making sure my responses are appropriate. Other times I’m just chewing on a problem. I think that […]

A Thorn in Your Side

I spend a lot of time talking about how God can heal brokenness in people’s lives. Heck I wrote an entire book on it! But there is one part of the book that is perhaps the most difficult to accept and that’s when God decides not to heal you for reasons only He knows and […]

Why God Allows Evil

I have had a lot of great responses to my book – Do You Want to Be Healed? Allowing God to Heal Brokenness in Your Life – for which I am both humbled and grateful. But I heard one response the other day that kind of surprised me. A friend had read it and then […]

The Church

Well it’s been a while since I’ve put anything on paper. Been fighting migraines so was on a new medication for the past month that pretty much made me a zombie. Got absolutely zero work done so I discontinued the stuff and am nearly clear-headed again! We’ll see, right?! A pastor buddy of mine turned me […]

Three Dollars of God Please

I came across this poem recently – I think I saw it in a book by Charles Swindoll but could not find it there for the life of me so looked it up on the Net – and wanted to share it with you this morning as the basis of what we should talk about. […]

Consider Others Better Than Yourselves

What do Oprah Winfrey and Jase Robertson of Duck Dynasty have in common? If you’ve been keeping up with the news you know that both recently were judged based on their looks – Oprah allegedly being denied the opportunity to purchase an expensive bag in a shop in Sweden because being black the shop keep […]