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...
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...
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...
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...
Start Strong, Stay Strong, Finish Strong

Start Strong, Stay Strong, Finish Strong

It is the man of God who defied the word of the Lord. The Lord has given him over to the lion, which has mauled him and killed him, as the word of the Lord had warned him. (1 Kings 13:26, NIV) Starting strong sets the pace; finishing strong wins awards. In 1 Kings 13,...
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...