What should the world see when it looks at us? It should see Jesus Christ. Not a list of man-made regulations under which to bury Him, and not something approximating Oprah at a rave party. Our actions and our speech are always pointing somewhere. Either we are saying and … [Read more...] about Full of Grace and Truth
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.
When I first entered into the ministry I either stumbled upon or was given, some sage advice. Every few years this old friend makes a return visit to keep me mindful of how to navigate life's greasy bits and stay focused on the call that God places on each one of us. Stick … [Read more...] about The Devil Has Rabbits
The Good News is that Jesus is Lord of heaven and earth and that all the kingdoms of this world are His. He is not wringing His hands in heaven, hoping you will pick Him among the gods. He already reigns over all. But when we bring the good news to others, what are we hoping … [Read more...] about Jesus Among the Pick ‘n Mix
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
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