Rules of Engagement

There are probably few of us these days that haven't found ourselves engaged, or at least witnessing, a heated political debate.  Sometimes these debates are with our closest friends and family members.  Often, the debates turn into such bad arguments that people stop talking to one another and “unfriend” each other on social media.  What's … Continue reading Rules of Engagement

Getting Over Myself

Whoever speaks [to the congregation], is to do so as one who speaks the oracles (utterances, the very words) of God. Whoever serves [the congregation] is to do so as one who serves by the strength which God [abundantly] supplies, so that in all things God may be glorified [honored and magnified] through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. I Peter 4:11 AMP Just get over yourself!  … Continue reading Getting Over Myself

The Unraveling of Myself

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor [perpetual animosity, resentment, strife, fault-finding] and slander be put away from you, along with every kind of malice [all spitefulness, verbal abuse, malevolence].  Be kind and helpful to one another, tender-hearted [compassionate, understanding], forgiving one another [readily and freely], just as God in Christ also forgave you.  (Ephesians 4:31-32 Amplified Bible … Continue reading The Unraveling of Myself

Living Out the Purposes of God

He has made everything beautiful and appropriate in its time. He has also planted eternity [a sense of divine purpose] in the human heart [a mysterious longing which nothing under the sun can satisfy, except God]—yet man cannot find out (comprehend, grasp) what God has done (His overall plan) from the beginning to the end.  (Ecclesiastes 3:11) … Continue reading Living Out the Purposes of God