I felt for a long time that the character flaw in someone else that I am most aware of and am most critical of is often one of my own weaknesses. Could this be what Paul wrote about in Romans chapter 2? The New International Version translates the verse I […]
I have never really made resolutions for a new year and to be honest, don’t plan to start this year. But every year I do try to set some goals for the year to come. Maybe that’s the same thing. The difference in my mind is because any goal setting […]
I have benefited from reading and attending a class study of Richard Rohr’s book Breathing Under Water. I have learned how self righteous I have been but most of all how loving and patient God has been with me.
I have suffered from a severe case of writer’s block. I’ve heard about it and thought it was an imaginary, made-for-movies thing. It now seems real. I also have been doing some soul searching to learn more about who I am and more importantly what God means to me. I […]
Romans 1:1 – Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God I’m beginning a study of Romans and this as far as I get today. How does Paul, the writer describe himself here? What does he mean by servant, apostle or […]
I will not taint the following with any attempt at profound introduction. I was moved and enlightened by the following. You can find other messages by Tim Keller on Youtube and at http://www.redeemer.com.
Before you judge me, let me summarize. First wife – Died too young of an aneurysm at age 36; the mother of my four children Second wife – Divorced – all on me; I wasn’t the man I should have been Third wife – Died too young of cancer at […]
For who knows what is good for a person in life, during the few and meaningless days, they pass through like a shadow? Ecclesiastes 6:12a I think I’m so smart sometimes until a big dose of reality knocks me for a loop. I realize I still have a lot to […]
“What do workers gain from their toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end,” Ecclesiastes […]
Chapter 2 ofthe book of Ecclesiastes looks at pleasure and labor and Solomon concludes again that all is meaningless on this Earth. Pleasure I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. Verse 10 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure […]