Friends, I have something serious on my heart again. I ask you to read this with an open mind and heart: The Church, which I am a part of, is in a crisis! Here is the evidence. Just this week, … Continue reading Knowing and caring.
Lately I have been pondering the concept of building bridges. I know Jesus became the bridge between us and the Father, as He says in John 14:6 (AMP): I am the [only] Way [to God] and the [real] Truth and the [real] Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” When we claim to be true Christ followers, we too are called to build bridges. We are to be“ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His appeal through us; and gave us the ministry of reconciliation so that by our example we might bring others to Him…” … Continue reading Building bridges.
I loved listening to a recent sermon by Andy Stanley, addressing 2000 students. (But by the way, this is applicable to all of us!) He said: Get out of debt, stay out of bed, and clean up your closet!” It … Continue reading The closet, the basement, and the key.
Hearing about the massacre in Orlando, Florida has caused me to do a lot of thinking this past week. (And when I think, I like to put it on paper!) I thought about those who died, those who didn’t, and about second chances! As a born-again believer, my first thought when I hear about the death of someone is always this: “Did they know Jesus?” And the second thought is: “Are they with Him now, or are they eternally separated from Him?” It was no different when I heard about the massacre. I wondered about those who died. Did they … Continue reading A second chance.
As much as the phrase “coming out” is familiar to us nowadays, a new phrase – a “change of heart” is seen and heard all around us as well. Almost daily in the news there is yet another church leader … Continue reading The right change of heart.
Yes, yes, yes! Jesus did hang out with sinners, with prostitutes and the dishonest tax collectors! The Son of Man came eating and drinking [with others], … Continue reading Acceptance is not approval.
What does love look like? I want to know! Recently I read a love story and something jumped out at me. (I have not read a love story in years!) Ever since I read it, it has made me think … Continue reading There is luv (l-u-v) and love (l-o-v-e)…