The Murderers Among Us

Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. – 1 John 3:5

The reaction to the Sutherland Springs, Texas, church shooting was universal: Why? How? Why would someone do this, and why would God allow it? How are we to live in a world filled with so much evil?

Such evil, (more…)

God Came to Fix This – and He’s Coming Again

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6

By now we’ve all heard about it – the infamous New York Post headline posted the day after the recent San Bernadino terrorist (more…)

Our Costly Silence

Without revelation people run wild, but one who listens to instruction will be happy.  – Proverbs 29:18

Our church is engaging in weekly Scripture memory. Most of the verses are familiar to me, but I post them on our bathroom mirror each week regardless as a reminder of a biblical truth upon which all of us are supposed to reflect.

As I was (more…)

Merciful Me

Be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful. – Luke 6:36

An old friend and I stood side by side in her kitchen preparing lunch for our mixed brood. We laughed as we shared stories about ways our children tried to garner our sympathy.

“My children should know better. Mercy is just not my gift,” my friend laughed.

And? So? I wanted to (more…)

Death and Judgment: The Universal Experience

And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment . . . – Hebrews 9:27

The other day I learned thirdhand about the death of someone who hurt me deeply a few years ago and caused a significant relationship to be estranged. My first reaction was sorrow for her soul, remembering her indifference when I (more…)