Jesus said: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). Here in the modern west, a new set of cultural values are emerging, both positive and negative. Let me highlight two of the negative. If someone says you are being “exclusive” or … Continue reading What we want to be true vs. what actually is
When you turn a blind eye to reality
Kyle Idleman was watching a documentary about a woman who was thirty-four years old. She developed a tumor that grew to twice her initial body weight. How big did it grow, you might ask? Three hundred pounds. That’s right. A three hundred pound tumor. As they prepared to remove it, people wondered why she waited … Continue reading When you turn a blind eye to reality
Pessimism & Optimism vs. Reality
There was a family with two boys. One was an extreme pessimist. The other was an extreme optimist. The parents didn’t like their extreme attitudes, so they tried a gift-giving experiment at Christmas to try and correct them. They thought that if they gave the pessimist a gift that was so over-the-moon awesome, he would … Continue reading Pessimism & Optimism vs. Reality
Newsflash: Things WILL go wrong
When I was young I dreamed about the perfect day. Pancakes in the morning, no school, road hockey all day… Such is the imagination of a 7-year old boy. When we grow up we still dream about what a perfect day might be like. But, of course, it rarely happens. Yet that doesn’t stop us … Continue reading Newsflash: Things WILL go wrong
The boomerang of your soul
Human pride is the boomerang of your soul. Just when you think you’re done with selfishness and ego they come hurling back to their home within your heart. Pride is like that. Now don’t get me wrong: There are two kinds of pride. Good pride is the way you feel when someone you love scores … Continue reading The boomerang of your soul
Of course he does, I’m marvelous!
1 John 4:19 "We love because he first loved us." (ESV) Today's Thought I have no research to back this up, but I think that “Jesus loves me” was once a startling and surprising lyric. Could he reign? Yes! Could he judge? Absolutely! But LOVE little old me? Well, doesn’t he have better things to do … Continue reading Of course he does, I’m marvelous!