Thoughts in the wake of a tragedy

They say it is the worst mass killing on U.S. soil, and it happened today. Fifty people dead, and 53 more wounded, they say. All across social media, people have one resounding question: WHY? May I suggest a simple reason?

God gives you freedom to figure it out

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 8 GOD GIVES YOU FREEDOM TO FIGURE IT OUT Food will not commend us to God.  We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do.  But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block […]

God wants to free your heart

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 2 GOD WANTS TO FREE YOUR HEART For no one is a Jew who is merely one outwardly, nor is circumcision outward and physical.  But a Jew is one inwardly and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter.  His praise is not […]

Discerning Good and Evil

Why is it sometimes hard to know the “right” choice? “But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.” -Hebrews 5:14 Life can sure get complicated, can’t it?  Sometimes it’s just hard to know which way to go. In the […]

Don’t Try to Be Good

 God doesn’t want you to try to “be good.” “We say that faith was counted to Abraham as righteousness.  How then was it counted to him?  Was it before or after he had been circumcised?  It was not after, but before he was circumcised.  He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the […]