What If…Love

I find that one’s spouse can sometimes be their greatest critic. They live together and are as familiar as possible, which recalls the adage, “Familiarity breeds contempt”. However, we are talking about those in the union of Holy Matrimony, where contempt should not be tolerated, especially from anything so innocuous as familiarity. One respected author […]

God Unlimited

I remember the first time I really grasped how different people can be – I was almost forty. At work we took the Myers-Briggs personality test; one of the questions asked, “Do you prefer when tasks are completed or still in process?” I read the question again, thinking I missed something, then commented, “No one […]

Love and Forgiveness

Can love be measured, if so, how? We all want and need love, but where can it be found and how can it be obtained? Some try to secure love in their own efforts, but ultimately find it snatched away in despair. Songs of lost love and broken hearts seem to never leave the music […]

A Shocking Encounter

I’m standing there in rags, covered in dirt and muck from head to toe. This is of my own doing, I was tricked and abused, but only I’m to blame. My hands hang down, I can hardly lift my head, my eyesight is blurred and my mouth feels as though it is full of gravel […]

One God Triune

We were casually referencing God and my nine year old granddaughter said, “Jesus said, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” I asked her where this was in the Bible and she said, “John 14:6”. This is because her mother teaches her and […]

Your Witness

My cousin relayed an encounter regarding his tomato patch and Gravley tiller. “When he saw that Gravley work and said, ‘I want one of those’, and tried to buy mine.” People can recognize what’s good when they see it. We can taste it, like honey; hear it in beautiful music, see it in a scenic […]

Lies We Believe

The adage, “Repeat something often enough and people will believe it”, is true, in part, like many colloquialisms. The socialist media certainly employs it as does their leader, Satan. The human will is like building materials put under a load to test their strength. At a point wood, iron and steel eventually weaken, crack, bend and […]

You Don’t Feel Love

I don’t feel like I feel love like love ought to feel. It bothers me and nags at me, but mostly it makes me sad. I think about it and why I feel the way I do. What is it that makes me different from everyone else, but then I stop thinking about the way […]

Wild Visions

I was in an upper bedroom of the house. I looked out the window up toward the roof gable and noticed that the vent covering was missing. Inside I saw what seemed to be like a large bird sitting as a yellow cat was approached to attack the bird. The bird didn’t move as the […]

Encouragement Today

“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.” (1 Peter 1: 8-9). The world denies this and […]

Love People More Than God?

“Love God, Love People More” is a new phrase popping up on T-shirts and bumper stickers everywhere.   Emphasis is added on the word MORE as folks proudly boast this meaningful life lesson.  Actually, their words are belittling to God and His Word.  This phrase wreaks of humanism and self-righteousness.  Once again, people think they […]

Victory vs Winning

I was in the grocery store, a small place in the inner city.  I noticed an old white man, well dressed and creeping along with the help of a walker.  I was in one of two very long lines that seemed to barely move.  I chatted briefly with the lady in front of me who […]

Transcendence

We were standing in the shade by the creek taking a short break from our work.  Joel pointed and said, “I saw a small snake just there”.  That started an inevitable discussion as I replied, “Everyone has a snake story.”  To my surprise Joel recounted how he had been bitten by a poisonous snake and […]

Christian Meditation

Meditation belongs to believers as early as Issac who went out into the field to meditate.  God’s people tune their minds to God toward enlightenment, truth, His unfailing love, the Word, His wonderful deeds, God’s law, precepts, statutes, decrees, promises and wherever the Spirit of God leads in conversation and communion with God.  Paul describes […]

New Answers

Psychology is a favorite college class for many students, irrespective of their major field of study.  I have found it interesting; management, sales, and other fields incorporate aspects of it in their textbooks.  I discovered why this is true recently, when I wrote a book on my life story and asked my three children if […]