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
"We are so committed to arranging for a happy little life that God has to thwart us to bring us back to himself." "The true story of every person in this world is not the story you see, the external story. The true story of each person is the journey of his or her … Continue reading Journey of the Heart
As a child, I often heard the phrase, "See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil." So many times, the lessons of our childhood ring with truth in our adult years. Solomon wrote, "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it." (Proverbs 4:23). As the center of our being, … Continue reading Guard your Heart!
Don't allow your labels to define your identify. You're more than your labels. We're made to believe that we fit certain demographics. The world of big data, targeted marketing, and political segregation fits each of us nicely into "our" segments. Skin color. Gender. Education. Income-level. Sexual preference. Political affiliation. Ethnic background. Veteran status. Religious affiliation. … Continue reading You’re More Than Your Labels
Lessons from Matthew 10 God wants my heart. And He wants me to be a man of action. God wants me to proclaim Him, freely giving what I’ve freely received. (7-8) God wants me to work for Him, to deliver value, to be worth my keep. (9-10) I must keep my home deserving of … Continue reading God wants my heart. And He wants me to be a man of action.