When broadcasts only reinforce your disdain for others, you are not listening to news; you’re feeding on propaganda. When you feel an inner rage rising in you, it’s time to stop. … More Responding to Hate
In book after book, each author hinted to common milestones of character development they had experienced. Over the years I’ve found their writings to be true. What are these indicators of growth? … More Am I Growing?
How many intimate relationships have you developed by reading a book about someone? None. We need a face-to-face interaction to cultivate a heart to heart relationship. … More When I meet with God…
If we regularly are conscious of our mistakes we are not believing in the sacrifice for sin that Christ made. We have been given a way to live free of the influence of sin in our thoughts. (Hebrews 10:2) The good news is this. Christ’s sacrifice opened to us the reality in which we don’t … More The Good News
On the back porch this morning, watching the rain drizzle down. The hard clay and soil of our yard hesitantly drinks in the much needed water. But the rain continues. In the scriptures rain often signaled God’s favorable response to Israel’s repentance. Repentance produced rain and a subsequent agricultural bounty to feed a nation. As … More Rains of change
Forgiving. It’s never easy. Childhood memories of gulping down bitter cough syrup come to mind. I hate the stress in my soul when I’m faced with an offense. We’ve all faced the discomfort. Having lived on both sides of the forgiveness exchange, I cherish those who know how to forgive well and receive forgiveness. The pathway … More 8 Things to know about forgiveness
We’ve all felt a twinge of suspicion when someone claims to have “heard from God.” We know God speaks, but hearing Him can be difficult. Learning how to hear His voice by trial and error can be an unnerving experience…. … More How Do I Hear God?