Freedom in life is a fickle thing within the human soul. We are desperate for freedom, yet too quickly squander it. The human life is paradoxical, both formidable and fragile. Every individual carries a duality of purpose. In the Bible, we find the duality of purpose as the basis for the two primary commands, 1. … Continue reading Leadership and Liberty
Jesus knew the ensuing chaos of a world where He was not welcomed or wanted. He could foresee the world in which we, his followers, would temporarily reside until His return to Earth…and He prayed. “I pray for them. I am not praying for the world but for those you have given me, because … Continue reading Confidence In Chaos, Part Two
Chaos. What images does your mind conjure up when you see this word? Images from your home life? Your job…or multiple jobs? COVID-19? Protests? Political situations? Health problems? A broken relationship? Bills piling up? The ‘poo’plosion your baby did in her diaper just as you were NEEDING to walk out the door for an appointment? … Continue reading Confidence In Chaos
History is sprinkled with a few who defy normalcy. A handful of individuals who have left a legacy of an aurora-like experience to life. One so unique that their days spent on earth comprise a category all their own, in contrast to the billions who have called earth home.Moses was such a man.Life began in … Continue reading Defy Normalcy
The contrast between the implication of each of these words is momentous. At first glance, both words have a positive connotation. However, within the context of motives and relationship, they differ substantially. To ‘appease’ is: To bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; sootheTo satisfy, allay, or relieve; assuageTo yield … Continue reading Appeasing Or Pleasing?
“I want to live conquered, and not experience a life free of oppression,” said No One ever.We need law, and want liberty. We need authority, and want autonomy. We need others, and want to exalt the self.Can there be any balance between the needs of life, and the wants of life?We see the paradoxes of … Continue reading In Pursuit of a Paradox’s Purpose
Many of us would probably verbally affirm that God is enough. However, do our daily choices reflect the fact that He is enough? Few passages deliver as powerful a blow as II Samuel 12:7, when the prophet Nathan confronts David after he [David] impregnated his loyal follower’s [Uriah] wife and had him strategically placed on … Continue reading When God Isn’t Enough
In the Biblical account of Adam and Eve, ever wonder how that happened? “Then the eyes of them were opened, and they knew they were naked...” Genesis 3:7a (CSB) How did their perception so radically change?I mean, they had the same body, same skin, etc. It wasn’t like “everything” started sagging and joint pain set … Continue reading Stripped of Glory
"Made" is a fundamental concept for a Christian worldview, and conversation about human identity. How now should we live? How can we live? How do we live? We live in days of uncertainty, but how is it that we can possess peace, a scarce resource, in this world? Can we know that there is a … Continue reading YOU are MADE for…
Ever had a time, when time seemed to stand still ... your stomach churned within you and all you could feel was the heaving of emotions, like waves pounding a seashore? Your voice impeded by a clump in your throat, your mind reeling with “This cannot be happening!?” When the simple gracefulness of the feather-like … Continue reading Does a racist deserve love?