I understand why someone might look at all the pain and suffering and cruelty in the world, and ask that question. If God is love, why would a loving Father allow His children to suffer? …Or, at the very least, why not stop some of the very worst attrocities?
I recently ran across a song I wrote when I found out we would be having twins. It’s an incredibly cheesy poem, wherein I fantasize about all the fun adventures I’ll be having with the twins: running around and rough-housing, the projects we’d work on together, the conversation’s we’d have… the fun experiences I’d introduce them to.
When it comes to issues of tolerance, I think the Church needs to stop looking at what the sinners and unbelievers are doing, and start looking at the early Christian church. When it comes to tolerance, the early church sets a great example: They tolerated immense persecution, deserted by their families, murdered by their government,…
Some verses I’ve been thinking about lately, or that describe what I’ve been thinking about. Submitted without comment… The first one to plead his cause seems right, Until his neighbor comes and examines him. Proverbs 18:17 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition,…
In this devotional, I talk about knowing God’s will. I also like to think this is the first devotional with a cameo by Ron Burgundy.
It’s my month to do devotionals each week for the Christian group at work. Here’s another. For what it’s worth, I like to think that I’m the first person to mention nipple chafing in a devotional.
An unfortunate part of our human nature is, once we’ve reached a conclusion about someone or something, we tend to seek out evidence to support that conclusion. We easily accept the “reminders” to harbor bad feelings towards someone, but are skeptical toward the things that might dampen that negativity.
My preferred worship location is on a hill before a dramatic sunset that transforms me into a faceless silhouette with my arms lifted high to the heavens. But that’s just me.
When you find out you’re going to have kids, there are certain things you imagine. You imagine your child running, rough-housing, and saying those funny things kids say when they think they understand a concept more than they actually do. When you find out you’re having twins, that picture is multiplied. Not only do you look forward to when you can interact with your child, but you look forward to seeing them grow up together, play together and get in to mischief together.
You don’t really consider that things don’t always work out that way.
This is a devotional I wrote for the weekly email for my company’s Christian Diversity Network Association, based on a topic I covered in a previous blog called Superstitianity. In the interest of padding my blog, I am posting a slightly modified version here: “You shall not take the name of the LORD…