The Cone of Uncertainty

We walk around in a cone of uncertainty every day.

Thou shalt love the Lord how much?

“Love the Lord your God with some of your heart and with a little of your soul and with a bit of your strength and with most of your mind.” Luke 10:27. Is that what Jesus said was the greatest commandment? To love God with some of your heart? A little of your soul? A […]

Living under the other shoe

I use to live in a works-oriented salvation.

It’s Friday. But Sunday’s Comin’

It’s Friday. But Sunday’s comin’!

My sin; His grace

When I started seriously seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, I learned something that has given me great comfort. I lived a pretty sinful life for lots of years, even after I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior.  Some of the things I did I figured would make the Prodigal Son look […]

“Christian” Is A Label, Not A Life

You can’t live a “Christian” life today. ID in ChristIt’s a label, not a lifestyle. Pastors use it, evangelists use it, ministries use it, missionaries use it, Bible teachers use it, lay people use it, Chreasters use it.

I didn’t have a stroke, but . . .

I lost hearing in my left ear on my birthday, but God is using my loss for His gain. He will get the glory.

Rock Paper Scissors

Remember making decisions about stuff with rock-paper-scissors? We decided all kinds of things with that little game. Which team had to choose Fat Palmer. Who had to be “it” for kick the can. Who got to walk Suzy Childs home from school.  Who got to bat first. You couldn’t cheat. If someone delayed throwing down, it was an automatic do-over. As I […]

Dear John Letter

God is love. If I’m to be a true disciple of Christ, I must love “whosoever” lands in my sphere of influence. Just like Jesus did.

Been Mistreated Lately?

In Psalm 35 David is going through an extremely tough time in his life. A lot of peoplejohn ed are. He says that there are malicious witnesses that testify against him and accuse him of crimes about which he knows nothing.

Homosexuality

I don’t condemn any homosexual just as I don’t condemn any adulterer, but I do want to warn against the destructiveness of participating in this lifestyle, both to individuals and societies. It’s not the Creator’s plan for anybody!

Gays Get A Bad Rap From “Christians”

In his series called, “Christian” Andy Stanley defined “Christians” as “judgmental, homophobic, exclusionary moralists who think they are the only ones going to heaven and secretly relish the fact that everyone else is going to hell.”

A Prostitute Teaches Me How To Worship — Part 1

Church history testifies of men and women who stood against fierce political and social opposition and proclaimed boldly the foolishness of the cross. In our bible reading the fearless radical passion of the early church in the book of Acts is an indictment on our listless and dry spiritual estate.

Winning In The Real World

Dr. Phil McGraw, a popular TV therapist, lists 16 ways for winning in the real world in his absurdly, and worldly popular book he calls, “Life Code”.

And God Said, “Let There Be Math.”

It was God who had invented math and it is He who has placed mathematical laws on the universe. For humanity, mathematics is a matter of discovery, rather than invention.

Dividing over Issues – Welcoming Differences, Avoiding Division – part 5

Is it really such a problem that we are so divided over differences of opinion? Well, yes and no! Let me explain. When a group shows a lack of consideration or any hint of inflexibility to the idea of members holding differing views then there is a problem.

A New Way Of Winning

Nike has come out with a new ad – “winning takes care of everything.” Tiger Woods had a lot of issues in his past. When he was losing those issues seemed to be more prominent. The question is, “Now that he is winning, are all those things taken care of?”

Gay Marriage Post Draws Fire, Favor

The Jesus Loves Homosexuals post I published two weeks ago has become the most commented (and most contentious) post I’ve written in three years as a devotionals blogger. I had to delete the post to stop the comments. Well over 100.

Over The Cliff

We close out 2012 with our attention on the fiscal cliff. I don’t understand all the dynamics of this, but I do have the image in mind of a cliff and the potential of going over it. I don’t know if Congress will do anything to avoid it. It seems to me like sensible people would be able to work out what would be best for the American people. I am certainly praying for that.

Hard Hat And The Holy Spirit

Morning, Lord. You know that bit in the Bible where it says, ‘…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.’ Philippians 1:6 NIV. Of course you do. Well, I’m wanting to tell you a couple of things this morning. You’ve started something. I’m looking forward to the finished article.. . . . I think.

Struggling For Acceptance

Struggling with acceptance is often associated with alcoholics or drug addicts in their recovery process. Lots of people who grew up in homes impacted by drinking or drugging also struggle for acceptance in life.

“Daddy, Do You Still Love Me?”

Are you ever filled with doubt and shame and self-condemnation after you’ve sinned or fallen into a season of disobedience. Do you ever ask God if He still loves you? His answer will always be, “Yes.”