God asked Cain. Cain was the eldest son of Adam and Eve. You probably have heard of them even if you don’t read the Bible or believe in God. I think it’s common knowledge that he committed the first act of murder in history. But the interesting thing is that God tried to help him … More “Why Are You Angry”
Every day we make mistakes. We say and do things we know are wrong, hurtful or leading us in a direction away from where we want to end up. And every day we can decide to change our trajectory. How do we do that? In the Bible, Luke 3:8 tells us to “produce fruit in … More How Do I Know if I’m Fruitful?
Last week we began looking at the story of the woman at the well in Samaria… Jesus entered an unexpected, undesirable place. He was tired from his journey and sat down by Jacob’s well. The place was deserted, as the disciples went off in search of something to eat. I don’t believe this is coincidental. … More Our Past Does Not Disqualify Us
I’ve read a lot about religion lately. The other day I remembered an orange button that adorned my leather purse when I was about sixteen. It claimed something like this: Jesus is about relationship, not religion. I recall when I saw it in a gift shop at youth camp, the concept grabbed my heart. It … More Religion vs. Relationship – Which Do You Have?
This post is my response comment on Diana Rasmussen’s site. My eleven year old son was on a field trip to a local amusement park with his class this past week. He was disturbed that while he and a friend waited in line for a ride, a male couple in line in front of him … More Homosexuality – How Do We Handle Other’s Choices?
Whether we are trapped in addiction or in a relationship with someone who is, God can shed light on the places of darkness and has a plan to rescue us from disaster. It is His delight to do so. His rescue comes through forgiveness. Jesus offers it to us. He asks us to extend it … More What is Forgiveness?
Time to make a U-Turn. We’ve agreed we want to get well. Even though it seems scary and is uncomfortable, we see our need for healing. The reasons we fall into depression make a little more sense. We’re examining our choices, and are learning to ask others for help. Much of our unhealthiness of heart … More Getting Well Part 5 – How to Turn it Around