Better Than We Deserve

Better Than We Deserve Most of us at one time or another have been hooked on a TV series that involves police, detectives, and lawyers. When the day of reckoning comes in the courtroom many times the guilty go free. We feel like everyone has done their job if the guilty get what they deserve….

Friends Forever

Friends Forever I really enjoy reading. I like a good fiction book with maybe a little drama to keep it interesting but always with a happy ending. I usually put myself in the place of a character in the book. The story then becomes a part of me. When I read about Jesus and His…

Forgiveness, Why is it so Hard?

FORGIVENESS, WHY IS IT SO HARD? This thought came to me yesterday.: “Forgiveness has less to do with you and another person and more to do with you and God! I lay awake this morning with the question: why is it so hard? Why can’t I go back to sleep without this question haunting me?…

Subtle Stories in Scripture

Subtle Stories in Scripture Many events and people in the Bible contain a story within a story. Sometimes there are lessons just beneath the surface that are far too important to overlook. Nathan was the bold and courageous prophet who confronted David concerning his sin of adultery with Bathsheba, and his conspiracy to have her…

Finding Our True Identity

Finding Our True Identity How important is it to know who you are? I believe it ranks at the top of the list of things we should know. Many people often seem confused when it comes to the question of who they are. There are, perhaps, many reasons for that. It may be that they…

He Walked in Our Shoes

He Walked In Our Shoes I read an interesting article about David Dillard and his architect firm. He sends his young staff members out for a “sleepover” at a senior living center. They wear earplugs to simulate hearing loss and tape their fingers to limit manual dexterity. They do this to better understand the needs…

What Does Love Prove?

What does Love Prove? “Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that His hour had come to leave this world and return to His Father. He had loved His disciples during His ministry on earth, and now He loved them to the very end.” (John 13:1 NLT) The verses and four chapters following contain some of…

Simply on Loan

Simply On Loan Years ago while attending a small Christian college I was sitting in a chapel service. Chapel was a daily requirement that was not always dearly relished. Many of the messages no longer remain in my memory. The one I am about to share has been embedded clearly in my mind for now…

Facts in the Face of Crisis

Facts In The Face Of Crisis “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.”-Abraham Lincoln. Great words from a great leader in a time of crisis. Lincoln’s words can be applied…

A Psalm For All Seasons

I love the twenty third Psalm. It is abundantly powerful, while at the same time perfectly peaceful. One reason I love it so is my awareness of being a sheep who desperately needs a shepherd. It is easy for me to identify with the feeling expressed by the prophet Isaiah. “ All of us, like…