My deepest desire is not that my kids will obey the 10 Commandments. It's that they will love the Commandments with the same terrified delight as they might love standing on the seashore and watching a tsunami hit the beach. Getting your kids to follow the commandments isn't … [Read more...] about For the Joy Set Before Him
Just a Thought
For better or worse, sometimes I only have a single, unqualified thought. This seemed as good a place as any to drop off some shareable quotes, poetry and a nuisance idea for those who need a shot.
The Bible anticipates persecution for the saints. We often don't. We tend to anticipate a life lived in lollypop lane. Consider this, therefore, a corrective tract for peddlers of the prosperity Gospel in our day. Having done our penance we expect our Heavenly Father to shower … [Read more...] about God’s Wonderful Plan
The perishing of the wicked is no light matter. Hell is what happens when we tell God that we don't want our life to be shaped in His image. It is the final destruction of the slowly decaying image of God in man. When Jesus cried out in Luke 13:34, O Jerusalem, … [Read more...] about Lock the Door, Swallow the Key
In scripture, the reality always exceeds the metaphor. Satan is depicted as a snake. But he is much deadlier than any snake. Jesus is depicted as a lion. But his power far exceeds that of a lion. Therefore, when Jesus promises that the righteous will be as numerous as the … [Read more...] about What we Call, a Victory
Here is a poem by my late, great and very good friend, Norm Phillips from Camden in NSW, Australia. May he rest in peace. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. (Matthew 10:29) … [Read more...] about The Sparrow