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The Bumpy Road of Apology

The Bumpy Road of Apology

Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. (Luke 6:37, NIV) While driving to church one Sunday morning, I noticed several signs warned of road improvements up ahead. That specific roadway...

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Lessons From a Hot Iron

Lessons From a Hot Iron

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.  (Matthew 5:16, NKJV) Mom taught me how to iron clothes. Since we had no television while I was growing up, Saturday mornings usually found me ironing the...

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Don’t Hide Your Pride

Don’t Hide Your Pride

Lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. (1 Timothy 3:6) If you believe pride and arrogance are just small character flaws or unique idiosyncrasies of your personality, you may wish to rethink that. I’m not referring to pride in...

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Are You Hungry or Just Eating?

Are You Hungry or Just Eating?

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled (Matthew 5:6 / NKJV) I was enjoying breakfast when God showed up. Halfway through my store-brand yogurt mixed with fresh blueberries, He floated a question across my mind. “Are you...

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Life Happens in an Instant

Life Happens in an Instant

Man is like a breath; His days are like a passing shadow. (Psalm 144:4, NKJV) Life happens in an instant — one way this moment, then completely different in the next. We define “instant” as a quick or very short moment of time. That instantaneous moment involves the...

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Is Hell Just Fake News?

Is Hell Just Fake News?

If someone actually died and went to Hell, then came back to share his ordeal, would you listen? Better yet, would you believe it or just consider it a disconnected dissonance without his conscious mind and perceived sense of judgment? With all the crazy and fake...

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Bless It or Block It

Bless It or Block It

Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4, NKJV) “Dear God, please bless it or block it.” That has been my prayer lately on quite a few life issues. A good friend recently shared that simple prayer with me as we...

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River of God

River of God

The river of God is full of water.  Psalm 65:9 I love a majestic flowing river with cascading waterfalls and misting showers as it powers its way downstream. But as much as I enjoy their thrilling power and soothing beauty, earthly rivers cannot compare to the river...

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Are You Sent or Simply Going?

Are You Sent or Simply Going?

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off. The two of them, sent on their...

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Honor in the Friend Zone

Honor in the Friend Zone

Let’s have some fun with a frightening phrase that instantly renders us speechless: The Friend Zone! Ugghh! Your heart just skipped a beat, didn’t it? Realizing some of you think this topic is about as much fun as a root canal or a tax audit, we’ll keep this...

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