What Do You Crave?
Several years ago, a dietitian friend who was helping me to lost weight gave me these words of wisdom: Your body craves what you feed it. That becomes one of the major challenges of changing eating habits, the cravings that you cannot seem to stop thinking about for the food you used to eat. So, […]
Is Chivalry Demeaning to Women?
It is the season of homecoming in the local high schools. In a recent discussion with some students, the idea of the boy paying for the girl’s dinner came up briefly. One of the ladies in the group responded that girl’s don’t need a guy to pay for them, they can take care of themselves. […]
The Four E’s of Leadership
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There are a plethora of falling and fallen heroes of late. Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson being two of the most recent in the world of sports. The element of these stories that is most astonishing to me is not the offense of the people who we look to as heroes, but rather our surprise […]
Whose Will Be Done?
Prayer is an essential element in maintaining our connection with and openness to our Father in heaven. One of the ruts that I fall into, and I am certain that I am not alone in this, is that I impose my will in prayer. I come into prayer with my list of wants and requests, […]
An Observation About Robin Williams
It has been a couple of weeks since the shocking news of the death of Robin Williams. I have waited because I did not want to be perceived as trying to capitalize on the event by trying to get clicks and likes. Also, in events like this, it is helpful to let a fuller picture […]
The Older Brother’s View
As we develop our identity in Christ, the process of sanctification, one of the first and necessary steps in renewing our minds is to consider our preconceptions about who God is. We need to see him rightly because God wants us to see our-self and define our-self as his people, with him being our God. […]
An Encounter with the Older Son
In Luke 15 we find one of the most memorable stories of our faith, the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Chances are, even if you are not an avid church goer, you have heard of or read this story. The younger son wants identity outside of the father’s household – he lives to satisfy the […]
The Question to Ask
“All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up. – 1 Corinthians 10:23 This verse is delivered by Paul in the context of discussing the eating of meat that has been sacrificed to idols. The Corinthians wanted to know if this was a problem […]
Be Content – Identity and the Tenth Commandment
You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor. – Exodus 20:17 The Ten Commandments, given to the Israelites so they would remember their identity as the people of God, are related to […]