LOVE

Love, the most powerful force there is and a force I am not sure we understand or get.   I think one of the problems is our own language – it’s so limiting. The same word we use to express deep affection for those closest to us is the same word that we use to…

COMPASSION

When we are troubled or in pain, we all long for someone to turn to, someone who will listen to us patiently and compassionately. However, I wonder how often do we seek to be that person? Someone others can come to and count on – patiently and compassionately.   Listen to the words of Paul…

OPPOSITION

Opposition is a part of life, even if you are not a believer. Peter writes, “Do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you” (1 Peter 4:12). Thus, learning to see obstacles as opportunities, let alone enduring them, is something…

DON’T DO LIFE ALONE

As you all know, I am a huge fan, and a believer, in never doing life alone. We all need someone(s) to partner with, especially this side of Heaven, in holding us accountable. But maybe that is where our understanding begins – just what does it mean to have an accountability partner?   Look what…

SELF-EXAMINATION

“The unexamined life is not worth living” was a famous pronouncement uttered by Socrates at his trial for impiety and corrupting youth – which by the way, he was subsequently sentenced to death, as described in Plato’s Apology. However, I believe it should also be a pronouncement by each one of us, as God’s beloved…

MAKE YOUR LIFE COUNT

Who doesn’t want to make their life count? I believe everyone does. Regardless, if it seems many simply throw their lives to the wind, down deep, I don’t believe that is what they really wanted. There is something in all of us, whether we grab hold of it or not, that wants our lives to…

FORGIVE

Forgiving others is never an easy proposition. I know the sting of feeling betrayed and/or lied to. But to not forgive is to forsake the very Word that God has not only given us, but called us to embrace. The fact is, holding on is only hurting you. I’ve heard it said, to not forgive is like drinking…

CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT

Thanks be to God for the gift we have in Christ Jesus who rescued us from the domain of darkness and transformed us to the kingdom of Light. And that light, the Light of the World, dwells within us (Colossians 1:13).   So how are we now supposed to live as this light? According to…