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?
My dad once said that when he became a new parent, he discovered a whole new capacity for love, like a new heart that he’d never used before, but had been saved just for this purpose. That’s exactly what it’s like.
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,…
My youngest brother, Tim, turns 18 today. He is the youngest of 8 children, and is officially recognized as a legal adult. Tim was the last child from my childhood, and now he’s legally allowed to smoke, gamble, go to strip clubs, and (gasp) vote! Pretty crazy stuff! Anyway, it got me thinking about becoming…
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,…
A friend recently issued a challenge, asking for one valid argument against gay marriage. I offered two, and then explained why I’m not griping about Prop 8 and DOMA being overturned.
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.