• Good Time Christians, Beware.

    Jesus was sure to let us know that following him would not be easy. He warned people, when they wanted to follow him, that even he, himself, had no pillow upon which to lay his head; no home to call his own. He told his disciples that the world would hate them because they hated and… Continue Reading

  • What Does It Mean, “Jesus Died For Me?”

    You’ve probably said it yourself, “Jesus died for me,” but do you really know what that means?  I don’t think most people do.  In fact, I don’t think most people understand the perfect symmetry of the bible at all.  Allow me to put it all in a nutshell for you, from the beginning.  First, I… Continue Reading

  • My Son’s Christmas Concert

    I just got home from my son’s school musical.   It was called ‘Celebrations around the World.”   I want to say, first, that the teacher was delightful- she was inspiring to the children. I have never seen my son open his mouth so widely and so decisively to sing anything before. He clapped his hands with… Continue Reading

  • Thanksgiving Thoughts

    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I am sitting here considering my legal situation, all the things for which I am grateful and the sheer irony of life. I am also considering the magnitude of God’s ability to manipulate people and events to his will. I am almost 50 years old and people still continue to surprise… Continue Reading

  • What Does Christian Meekness Look Like?

    I want to talk to you about Christian meekness.  What does that mean, exactly?  Some people think it means we ‘turn the other cheek’.  They interpret it as bowing to those around us- to authority, specifically.  They believe this means that we are to take abuse and then take some more- quietly, mind you.  They believe… Continue Reading