Years ago a friend told me that he was sad because he didn’t know his life’s purpose. For some reason, I had never thought about that concept before. And so, because I didn’t know how to take what he was saying seriously, I insensitively reacted with laughter. This upset him, which only made me laugh … More Transforming Purpose
As the cast stood in the line preparing to enter the sanctuary, I could almost feel myself getting younger and the space getting narrower. Was it getting darker or was it just me? Where did that spotlight come from? Why am I so warm? I guess that’s what happens when you time travel and that … More Singing Down the Road to Redemption
One of the words that freaks out many of my fellow liberal Christians and people abused by religion or even the people who qualify themselves as “spiritual but not religious” more than anything is “REPENT!!!” Sometimes I imagine myself saying it in a sermon and seeing people’s eyes bug out. They might say, “Oh crap! … More Where Are You?
Dedicated to the True Person of Whitney Houston If you’ve been hanging out here lately you might see a theme emerging. But in case you aren’t catching on, here’s what’s going on. I’ve been talking a lot about loving ourselves. Why? Well, I have come to the point where I think that our inability to … More The Greatest Love of All
Love Your Enemies 27 “But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. 29 To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either. 30 Give to … More This Is Bully Shift
Let me begin this post by declaring that contrary to some beliefs, one person cannot speak for their entire race, group, or culture. As we all know there are innumerable diversities at work in every individual and my comments with regard to the subject of race, religion, culture, or any other category under which one … More Give Us Us Free!
One of the hardest things I have ever had to deal with was coming to terms with the fact that sometimes the things that are our greatest strengths can lead to our greatest weaknesses. In other words, there is such a thing as being so strong that you don’t even sense your own weaknesses. There … More When Your Strength Becomes Your Weakness
In Ephesians 4:26, 27 it says “‘Be angry, and do not sin’:do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil.” This is a verse that I have had to remind myself of more frequently in the past few years than I ever have before. In general I am … More You Won’t Like Me When I Am Angry
Several days before actually going to see The Green Lantern, I was feeling this nagging sense that I was going to find some answers to some issues I was working on within the storyline of the film. I was researching the biblical idea of God’s strength being made perfect in weakness and as such had been … More Seeing The Green Lantern As a Parable (Power Through Weakness)
Ephesians 6:12-20 — “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers … More Warriors In Unseen Worlds