Human nature remains largely unchanged over time. That realization quickly dulls the shiny, temporary appeal of cultural movements. "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun." ~Ecclesiastes 1:9. As a Christian, the standard I lift in the air should be … Continue reading Dulling the Shiny Appeal of Culture
“Be Strong & Courageous”: Why Are We Still Afraid?
Why are we still afraid? Every one of the more than 400 days I spent in combat, I wore a chain necklace with my dog tags and a small silver shield. On the back of the shield was inscribed the popular scripture from Joshua 1:9: "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do … Continue reading “Be Strong & Courageous”: Why Are We Still Afraid?
Guard your 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!