I hate to disappoint you, but the Bible is not about you. Specifically, it was not written to improve the quality of your daily existence (in the way you think).
For Michael fans like me, his life is a cautionary tale. It reminds us that those thing for which we so desperately grasp cannot ever, ultimately, satisfy the deepest longings in our soul.
While we often think of lust in terms of sexual infidelity, we lust when we view a person as an object to be used. This can happen even within the marriage relationship...
An intelligent film about intelligence agents, minus the sanctimony and political score-settling of other recent films.
You may not know this, but ministry is spiritually hazardous to your soul.
There seem to be two predominant schools of thought when it comes to how God is active in our spiritual lives, and the core of the difference is who is central in the story - us or Him.
Keep this acrostic for LOVE in mind as you make plans to wow the one you love: Listen, Observe, Vary, Extract!
This Nicholas Sparks adaptation opened on Valentine’s Day but was forgotten by Presidents' Day.
There are billions of stories unfolding in this world. What a joy it will be to trace these threads, these stories, to see how they are interwoven, and to praise God for his mercy and his grace in and through each one.
Only one job in the world requires expertise in, well, everything. We expect our pastor to be an expert on any pressing issue in our lives.
Every Valentine’s Day the world fairly explodes with flowers, chocolate and the color pink. If love is abundant in your life, those trappings can be a joyful reminder. But for the lonely it can make for a long, difficult day.
Unless the faith of preachers is in Christ alone–-and not in any other person, ecclesiastical institution, theological system, moral prescription, or master recipe for human loveliness–they will be of very little use in the pulpit.
We all feel lonely at times, we all feel insignificant or unseen. And the beauty of Valentine's Day in my book is that we are reminded to take the time to make someone else know that they are seen.
The obvious, but often overlooked, answer is ... the author.
Today is Ash Wednesday - a solemn reminder that we are upon this earth for only a very short time. The facing of our "temporariness" awakes us to our dependence on that life we find only in Jesus.
Before the drain of daily duties entered your marriage, did you have a vision of purpose in your relationship?
Here’s the deal: We all have a song to sing that is ours alone. The key is to do it through who, and how, God made us.
- February 12, 2013 |