Truly Diabolical

” You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and these words which I command you today shall be in your heart….. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontlets between […] Read More

What Jesus Taught

” Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit, be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks…… If he comes during the middle of the night […] Read More

Solemn Days

” Again the word of the Lord Almighty came to me. ‘ This is what the Lord Almighty says: The fasts of the fourth (Tammuz), fifth (Av), seventh (Tishri), and tenth (Tevet) months will become joyful and glad occasions and happy festivals for Judah. Therefore, love truth and peace.’ (Zechariah, […] Read More

Preparing our Ark

“By Faith Noah, warned by God about events as yet unseen, respected the warning and built an ark to save his household; by this he condemned the world and became an heir to the righteousness that is in accordance with faith.” (Hebrews 11:7 NRSV). As we prepare ourselves for the […] Read More

Withitness

While taking education courses in the late 1980s, I was introduced to the term “withitness”. I learned it meant what it implied, “an aptitude for being with it”. A teacher needs to be aware of his/her environment. Educators should know the strengths and weaknesses of their students. Nothing surprises them because of […] Read More

Stealing From God

The enemy will do anything to prevent humankind from coming to know Jesus as Lord and Savior. He will kill many, create false religions or limit pro-creation. I maintain limiting pro-creation is the most diabolical. God gave the command in Genesis 1:28 to be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth. This order is […] Read More

The Cost of a Failed Power Play

In understanding the dynamics of a conflict, I’m fond of using examples from a well-played game of chess. Let’s say we have a chess game in which white and black have equally developed their position. It’s mid-game with no one able to claim a clear advantage. Then one side strikes […] Read More