Beloved, now we are children of God–1 John 3:2

You will also be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, And a royal diadem in the hand of your God. It will no longer be said to you, “Forsaken,” Nor to your land will it any longer be said, “Desolate”; But you will be called, “My delight is in her,” –Isaiah […]

Mud-pie makers

  Here’s the grace message; We are not perfect. Our kids are not perfect. We don’t drive the perfect car, have the perfect house or the perfect figure. We don’t say perfect things, we don’t think perfect thoughts. But we are greatly loved by the only Perfect One in the universe and He loves us […]

1 John 3:1-3: How Great a Love!

1 See how great a love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what […]

The way you look at me

[yframe url=’’]   The way You look at me When you think I’m not looking…. Tells me…. Your heart’s A sleeping giant Worn out By someone You loved before me. I see you’re scared Unconvinced by What I’ve tried to say; That I am yours And that nothing Will take me away. I know that […]

Death in that pot!

Recently a man I deeply respect who was at one time my pastor posted this: “When your heart’s desire contradicts Scripture, betray your feelings. Don’t follow your heart.” Upon reflection, I am going to humbly dispute this; as Elishah’s disciples said, there is death in that pot (2 Kings 4:40). First, some scripture: 23 Watch […]

This is where You’re gonna do it?

My friend Mike Rehmet told a story about his wife Gina, who likes plants but apparently doesn’t have the greenest of thumbs. She brought home a new potted plant and set it on the front porch. As they were going out, he noticed the plant there, and said, “so – this is where you’re gonna […]

From Virtue to Grace

“Christianity is not the move from vice to virtue, but rather the move from virtue to grace.” Gerhard Forde 20 … by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin. 21 But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God […]

Mockingbird Fall Conference 2012 – Ethan Richardson

This is much more a reflection on the subjects that Ethan Richardson raised in his presentation than a review of his actual talk, in fact his session was far more profound than this post. Sorry Ethan! Two main topics jumped out at me: the plight of 20 somethings, and our use of electronic social media. […]