The liturgical season of Lent always brings the feeling that I need to fast. But there are many things I could fast and many ways to hold a fast, so I always try to ask the Lord to direct my choice. This year it seemed my ears were dull to the Lord’s recommendations. Actually, everything… Read More Fasting the Golden Arches
As I was listening to the radio the other morning, the announcers were talking about an old saying: “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” I have mixed feelings about this quote. What about you? If you’ve just faced tragedy, if you fight chronic illness, or if your life has been one trial after another… Read More Fill ‘er Up!
My prayer for you and me today: “With this in mind we constantly pray for you, that God may count you worthy of His calling, and that by His power He may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith.” (2 Thess. 1:11) Our talent isn’t needed to fulfill the… Read More Not our Talent
In what seems now to be another life, (though only 3 years ago) I was once a part-time pastor. There were several of us, a huge staff for a small church. But I loved it. It was one of those dreams I had held in my heart since college. I vividly remember standing in my freshmen… Read More The Blessing for a New Chapter
If you forgive anyone their sins, they are forgiven; if you don’t forgive them, they are not forgiven. John 20:23 Forgive us our sins as we also forgive everyone who sins against us. Luke 11: 4 Forgiveness. It is a huge thing! It’s not to be taken lightly. There are devastating consequences according to these… Read More Forgiving Eve