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Mishpat Means Justice

Mishpat, I am told, is the Hebrew word for justice. It can reflect retribution or restoration. The cross represents God’s justice. Christ accepting God’s punishment for our sins, so our relationship with God can be restored. “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through […]

Can I Know Justice?

It is obvious that if I am going to try and live justly, I have to live by faith. But my faith cannot be with government, the church, social organizations, or even in my own righteousness. I need to put my faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the only […]

Today’s Prayer

How I marvel at how great a love you have for all creatures. You continue to pursue even those who deny your existence. In the form of a man, your Son side willing sacrificed life through pain, suffering, and abandonment even for those of us who erroneously blame you for […]

Work In Progress

November is NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. It is a time set aside for writers to take thirty days, set daily goals and write 50,000 words as a first draft of a novel. I am participating this year. The novel I am writing will connect the first two novels, A […]

Reunion

Fifty years ago I graduated from high school. Along with approximately 150 of my classmates, I celebrated this historical fact this weekend. This was only the second of several class reunions I have attended. I actually felt lost and out of place at the only other one I attended. My […]

Love, Sex, and Romance

The prior two posts on this blog have been an attempt to define “Love.”  I use the word attempt because I am no expert which is obvious if you’ve read the second of the two posts. I feel nearly all of us struggle with a clear perception of real love. […]