Tag: Christianity

Humble Service & The “Mind of Christ”

Humble Service & The “Mind of Christ”

Christians should have the same mind as Jesus Christ.  With that mindset comes both a wider context of spiritual knowledge and practical application for our daily lives.  Let’s review two passages from the letters of the Apostle Paul – 1 Corinthians and Philippians. The spiritual knowledge of the “mind of Christ” instructs us in “the … Continue reading Humble Service & The “Mind of Christ”

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The Integrity of Daily Life

The Integrity of Daily Life

Do I live with Integrity?  If so, then my behaviors are aligned with my Identity in each of my life’s roles. My integrity is very much about becoming better day by day, growing and expanding my roles in life. Are you a loving Spouse?  Then do those things a loving Husband or Wife does. Nourish … Continue reading The Integrity of Daily Life

Pornography and the Staggering Rise of Sexual Assaults in America

Pornography and the Staggering Rise of Sexual Assaults in America

As we witness the closely timed glorification of Hugh Hefner and the outrage directed at Harvey Weinstein, a realization becomes immediately clear:  There are many who do not clearly see the connection between the staggering rise in sexual assaults and the damaging effects of pornography on the human heart.  Pornography is an idol in the … Continue reading Pornography and the Staggering Rise of Sexual Assaults in America

Hope Is An “Anchor For The Soul”

Hope Is An “Anchor For The Soul”

To what have you given your first hope? Relationships? A career?  Promotions?  Higher Salary? Achievements?  Fame? Books written about you? Vacations?  Trips of a lifetime? Bucket Lists...things to do before you die?  Retirement? Our first hope should always be placed in the return of our Lord. When it is, instead, given over to other things … Continue reading Hope Is An “Anchor For The Soul”

One Source for a Lasting Joy

One Source for a Lasting Joy

You've felt it before.  It’s insatiable.  Our search for joy; the hungering, thirsting, aching demand for joy.  Unquenchable. With one exception. Lasting joy comes from our Creator, and him alone.  If you’re filling the void with any other substitute, you’re most effective efforts provide only temporary results. One cannot be permanently satisfied with what this … Continue reading One Source for a Lasting Joy

Letters & Promises from Heaven

Letters & Promises from Heaven

Ever received a letter from Heaven? Jehoram did.  A letter from Heaven, from Elijah himself, arrived into the hands of this disobedient King of Judah. Sounds like good news?  It wasn’t. Elijah writes that God was not pleased with the King:  “…You have led Judah and the people of Israel to prostitute themselves…You have murdered … Continue reading Letters & Promises from Heaven

Book Review:  “Walking with God,” by John Eldredge

Book Review: “Walking with God,” by John Eldredge

A fascinating topic from the consistently-intriguing John Eldredge.  I recommend his insightful book, Walking with God. Walking with God is a skill; a discipline that we learn and apply over time.  With this work, we follow Eldredge over the course of one year of his real life examples; his real-life walk with God.  How does … Continue reading Book Review: “Walking with God,” by John Eldredge

Book Review:  “Amazing Grace,” by Eric Metaxas

Book Review: “Amazing Grace,” by Eric Metaxas

“We are too young to realize that certain things are impossible...So we will do them anyway.” ~William Wilberforce. It's certainly interesting to wonder how many of the deeds of great men and women have been lost to the pages of history.  Some historians and authors consider it a sacred job to resurrect, if you will, … Continue reading Book Review: “Amazing Grace,” by Eric Metaxas

Book Review:  “Beautiful Outlaw,” by John Eldredge

Book Review: “Beautiful Outlaw,” by John Eldredge

Remember reading a book and thinking, "I've never thought of it like that.  Amazing!"  Prepare for that kind of ride with John Eldredge's "Beautiful Outlaw." The gospel is "good news," providing a solution to our problem of sin.  The Son of God; come to this earth to live as one of us, without sin, and … Continue reading Book Review: “Beautiful Outlaw,” by John Eldredge