And Justice for All (pt2)

How do we “reconcile” justice and mercy for those who hurt us? From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed […]

Jesus turns your darkness into light

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Ephesians 5 JESUS TURNS YOUR DARKNESS INTO LIGHT At one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light, for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true…  (Ephesians 5:8-9) People living in darkness often don’t […]

Self-control sets you free

SELF-CONTROL SETS YOU FREE Do you struggle with self-control sometimes? “Older men are to be…self-controlled.  Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior…and so train the young women…to be self-controlled.  Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled…For the grace of God has appeared, training us to live self-controlled…lives.” -Titus 2:2-6, 11-12 (selections) I […]

Self-Control Sets You Free

 Do you struggle with self-control sometimes? “Older men are to be…self-controlled.  Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior…and so train the young women…to be self-controlled.  Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled…For the grace of God has appeared, training us to live self-controlled…lives.” -Titus 2:2-6, 11-12 (selections) I find it interesting that […]

And Justice for All (Reflections on 9/11 and the cross)

I’ll never forget that day, and neither will you. They say that when dawn breaks over new-fallen snow, it’s like waking up to a whole new world… but I live in Florida. The only “new world” I’ve woken up to was heralded not by a carpet of fresh white winter, but the billowing black smoke […]

Holiness, Not Isolation

Why is it that when you look at people you’d say are “holy”, it often seems like the criteria for holiness is a surrender of joy? It’s as if they feel they can’t have any fun anymore, because they must focus all their thoughts and hearts on “things above” to the exclusion of anything down here below.

I’m sure it’s good-hearted, but…