Tag Archives: Christianity

Feed Each Other

There is an old folk parable that bears repeating. In hell, a perpetual banquet was held in order to provide for the residents there. Each person was given a spoon that was two feet long. Unfortunately, the inhabitants languished in hunger because they could not feed themselves. In heaven, a great, eternal banquet was also […]

The Great Divide

Somehow, the words to this song remind me of our relationship with God. Humbling, joyous, unifying. I never knew I lost you till I found you And I never guessed how close you were to me And now I wanna throw my arms around you Tell a thousand tales that will astound you Everything about […]

What if…

If we are Christians, aren’t we obliged to follow Christ? I think American Christians have become indurated to violence, to irrational killing, to injustice, to a lack of integrity, to a concrete refusal of mercy. We have become Americans first and Christians second, third or fourth after our loyalty to a political party, ideology, sports […]

Christians, Let Us Remember

Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable to you oh Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. (Psalm 19:14) It is finally the day after, and we all woke up this morning as Americans. Yet we are Christians first. Some voted (or did not vote) as an expression of […]

Dear Lilka, 11-4-2016, Stepping Onto the Bridge

Dear Lilka, In your letter to me last week you asked four questions, the first of which was, “How can I hope to bridge the gap and promote meaningful conversation in regard to race?” While I don’t have THE answers, I will attempt to respond to this question and the remaining three in a way […]

Dissecting God’s Love

We are God’s precious children. And those of us reborn in Jesus are supposed to be a new creation. If we truly abide in the Spirit, we allow the love and grace of God to transform our hearts and minds. As such, we then love each other; we lift each other up. There is simply […]

Are We Ready?

  In Luke’s account of the Sermon on the Mount, (The Sermon on the Plain, Luke 6:17-52), he records Jesus telling us to love our enemies and pray for them. He writes of Jesus instructing us to refrain from judging or condemning others. He recounts Jesus reminding us to look at the logs in our […]

Desert Longing

I learn from You daily, I long for You. Hear my heartfelt prayer: to reflect Jesus. Oh Lord, let us see Your clay with Your upright view.   The more we love, the more faith we accrue; Please help us broken jars to be gracious. I learn from You daily, I long for You.   […]

Words Matter

“Let the person who has ears listen!” Then he added, “Take care what you listen to. The closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given—and you will receive even more.” (Mark 4:23-24) As we move forward to the end of the year, we have some choices to make about the words we say […]

Dwelling Place

What do you imagine your dwelling place in heaven looks like? Will heaven be a huge, white cathedral where we meet God face to face and admit our trespasses, then be judged worthy or unworthy of a life in eternity with Him?   Might you be assigned a sunny room with a beautiful view where […]