Weddings and Singleness

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule…

Humility Comes Before Honor

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:1-3, ESV) What is humility? What does…

The Blessing of Today

I remember hearing an old lady say to a man who said that he had no time, “Well, you have got all the time there is.” I thought that was a very conclusive answer. You have had the time, and you still have all the time there is—why do you not use it? Nobody has…

Choose This Day Whom You Will Serve

The day we agonized over has come and gone: Election Day 2016.  Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are…

The Narratives of Man

The narrative is an interesting device. With it, we can retell events exactly as they occurred, or leave some details out to point out a single theme in a series of events. The narrative can recollect history, or rewrite it. One could even use it to tell a new story altogether, leaving behind the truth….

The Inner Dialogue Of A Single Christian  

     It’s strange. When I was younger, the thought of marriage was something that gave me joy. I remember being a teenager and wishing that I had found someone who wanted to understand me and spend their life with me. I wanted someone who would be my best friend; someone with whom I could have…

The Insanity of Sin

Sin is insanity.  This week marked one year since the death of Robin Williams. So yesterday, in his memory, I decided to watch one of his films. I chose Patch Adams. The film begins with Robin Williams character turning himself into a mental hospital because of suicidal thoughts. . Throughout the opening scenes of the…

Bruce and the Almighty

This is the story about two Bruce’s….and a Caitlyn. This week kicked off with the announcement that Bruce Jenner has been reintroduced to the world as Caitlyn Jenner. According to Caitlyn (born Bruce), this is the way she has always felt. Not, that she was a woman trapped in a man’s body, but a woman who…

John Calvin on the Cycle of Defeat 

If they say, we are to do what in us lies, we are always brought back to the same point; for when will any man venture to promise himself that he has done his utmost in bewailing sin? Therefore, when consciences, after a lengthened struggle and long contests with themselves, find no haven in which…