Should we follow our president’s example and fire everybody?
“Worship can’t be calculated or produced. Instead, it is evoked. It’s the response of a heart evoked by the beauty, glory, and allure of the object of your mental focus—holy God. And yet, we also consider worship a discipline, a discipline that must be cultivated…just as all relationships must be in order for them to […]
“There are a lot of people that I find it difficult to like. I don’t like what they do to me. I don’t like what they say about me and other people. I don’t like their attitudes. I don’t like some of the things they’re doing. I don’t like them. But Jesus says love them. […]
“The meek man cares not at all who is greater than he, for he has long ago decided that the esteem of the world is not worth the effort. He develops toward him self a kindly sense of humor and learns to say, ‘Oh, so you have been overlooked? They have placed someone else before […]
“The real duty of worship is not the outward duty to say or do the liturgy. It is the inward duty, the command—‘Delight yourself in the Lord!’ (Psalm 37:4). The reason this is the real duty of worship is that this honors God, while the empty performance of ritual does not. If I take my […]
“Real Christian unity isn’t driven by ‘sameness’. You know…‘we all like the same stuff, we all like the same color, we all wear the same clothes, we all watch the same movies, we all have the same politics’. That’s not us…because anybody can be united when they agree on everything. Our unity is based on […]
A small tribute to our veterans!
It seems that we’re looking at today’s issues thru stained glass windows. Keep reading…it’ll make sense.
Christians who fail tend to avoid other Christians…especially when they are feeling bad and guilty in the midst of their failure. It’s sad to see this dynamic of the law happen in the church and then see the opposite happen in Twelve Step groups. In these recovery groups, people are taught that the very first […]
“Has your character ever been questioned because you ate or drank with sketchy people? Not everyone in the neighborhood is cleaned up and easy to be around. We need to be willing to follow Jesus and choose to be with others in uncomfortable situations, because we can’t always expect people to come onto our turf. […]
Being in a household full of women has taught me, and is teaching me, the value of a listening ear.
“Love without truth and honor is licentious in nature. Love without commitment is promiscuous and fleeting. Love without virtue and understanding is savage and selfish. Love without respect is short-lived. Love without these conditions is without God.” ~ David W. Stevens
“Never measure your relationship with God based on how you feel or act in church. That’s not an accurate way to gauge it at all. That’s like saying that your car has a great engine because it sounds good at a gas station. You’re not there to determine how well your engine runs…you’re just there […]
Can we keep quiet when something totally awesome happens in our lives?
“When we realize the depth of our need for mercy, we can more readily offer mercy to others.” ~ Xochitl Dixon