“Never will I leave you. Never will I forsake you.” –Jesus of Nazareth
A friend and mentor blew my mind recently simply by pointing out a subtlety in scripture I had never noticed before ― a detail so minuscule that most overlook it. However, it contains great significance for us.
The verse above is taken from Hebrews 13:5, but it doesn’t originate there. Continue reading
Posted in Trials
Tagged abandon, Anakites, apprehension, deliver, deliverance, faith, fear, forsake, gauntlet, glory, God, Jesus, Nephilim, obstacles, suffering, terror, the Good Shepherd, trial by fire, trials, trust
My feelings were hurt yesterday when a close friend told me I hated people who don’t live the way I think they should. This is, of course, the gentleman I have been sparring with for weeks through e-mail. It began as a lively debate, but yesterday it started to get ugly. Continue reading
Posted in Apologetics
Tagged anger, apologetics, argument, battle, belief, bigot, community, condemnation, conviction, cultural divide, culture, debate, divisive, faith, hate, heathen, lies, love, oppression, proselytizing, speech, truth, war
he·do·nism : the belief that pleasure or happiness is the most important goal in life.
I received an e-mail this morning. In the subject line: DATE REAL CHEATING WIVES IN YOUR AREA! Continue reading
Posted in Sex
Tagged adultery, brash, capitalize, cheating wives, depravity, fornication, hedonism, lonely, lust, lustful, married, paraphilia, penis enlargement, perversion, pornography, sex, sex dates, shameless, testosterone enhancement
It has taken a long time for me to write this story. For many months, ever since my sister, Erica, died, I have made half a dozen false starts. More than once, I got several paragraphs down only to lose the file somehow. Something has kept me from staying with the project, even as I felt a need to tell the story. Continue reading
Posted in Kindness
Tagged bereavement, camaraderie, death, fellowship, food, friendship, fun, generosity, grace, Grief, hospice, hospitality, hotel, kindness, lodging, loss, mourning, passing, wake
I just got corrected by God. It wasn’t a harsh correction. To the contrary, my own conscience supplied all the bite.
A member of my family came forward to apologize for hurtful things he has done and said. I admit, I was shocked. I had more or less given up on him. Not that I had ill will toward him or hoped for a way to pay him back for his meanness. I have even prayed for him. But I had decided I wasn’t going to make any more efforts at reconciliation. Continue reading
Posted in Faith
Tagged anger, apology, blood promise, charity, commitment, contempt, contrition, faith, faithful, Father, forgiveness, gentleness, grace, grieve, Holy Spirit, hope, hostility, indifference, invalidation, kindness, love, patience, secure, tears