On the topic of judgement. I was daydreaming the other day and I thought about judgement. I am afraid of being judged by others. The fear is that someone will find fault. And when one finds fault (which in my … Continue reading →
Matthew 5:30 “If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you…” John 3:16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only son…”. John 3:19 “And the judgement … Continue reading →
Forcing kids to submit, judging others in behaviors you do yourself, self promotion, and human cruelty is like fire liquid of pain and tragedy that God is carving to fulfill with infinite love. I say that because I believe it … Continue reading →
The saying ‘keeping up with the Jones’s’ may be out of style, but the concept is alive and well in modern family life. We want the cute up-to-date house, in the good school district (which means good education without the … Continue reading →
Sun is so wonderful. It is the process of turning towards the truth. It is natural, it is not forced. It comes from the desire to know, feel, and turn towards the sun. It is different for every person. Whatever turns … Continue reading →
There are three elements to true change. One is the dirt. We need the dirt. This is the least talked about, least brought up, and paid the least attention to in Christianity today. We all have dirt. And we all … Continue reading →
It is amazing to me how many people I talk to, that truly believe that they have nothing unique about them. They look at the world and believe the falsity that everyone thinks as they do. Being a coach and … Continue reading →
This month, we are thinking about, studying, and looking for Grace. What is grace? How do we give Grace? How do I tell my kids what grace is? When is it appropriate to show grace or give consequences? I know … Continue reading →
All spiritual transformation starts with the truth. Many times we can live in denial. We don’t know what we feel, we don’t know that what we feel is okay, and we try to feel what others tell us to feel. But what do you feel? What is the truth for you at this moment? Honesty is the birthplace of change.
I believe we are in a movement of authenticity in the evangelical Church. Perhaps it’s more than just Christianity. Perhaps we are all in a season where we want more experience, more reality, maybe the false pretenses and the rules … Continue reading →
Trouble give us a chance to find out what we are made of. Times of economic decline, cheating spouses, little kids interrupting practically everything you start, when someone cuts you off in traffic, an unrepentant offense, an unexpected diagnosis, a loss of an imagined future.
When Paul talks about being joyous not only in times of prosperity, I think he was not only talking about financial prosperity – but circumstantial prosperity. He found a secret that can sustain us when trouble comes our way.
It’s a time to reinvent our self, to be more of our true selves. When trouble hits we have two directions we can go…further into our cages that rob us of our dreams or start digging our way out. You see at the time of crisis or trouble, we have nothing more to lose. When our business is losing money, when we realize the relationship we are in may not survive, when we wake up and understand that we can’t control other people but only ourselves we are set free to try again. This is when we realize what we are truly made of. The chaos, the crisis, the truth has begun to set us free.
“So take a new grip with your tired hands and strengthen your weak knees. Mark out a straight path for your feet so that those who are weak and lame will not fall but become strong.” -Hebrews 12:12-13