Perkins on forgiveness and love

These are reflections of minister and civil rights activist John M Perkins, as he lay in bed recovering from injuries and ulcers in Mississippi, 1970. An excerpt from John M. Perkins book, “Let Justice Roll Down”. “The Spirit of God worked on me as I lay in that bed. An image formed in my mind.Continue reading “Perkins on forgiveness and love”

In honor of George Floyd

I could write a long list of reasons why I shouldn’t write anything on the turmoil we have seen in Minnesota and around the nation since the death of George Floyd, but the reality is that whatever the list would look like, it would be summed up with the line, “I’m afraid.” It’s a scaryContinue reading “In honor of George Floyd”

“You’ll Get Through This” – Max Lucado

You’ll get through this. It won’t be painless. It won’t be quick. But God will use this mess for good. In the meantime don’t be foolish or naïve. But don’t despair either. With God’s help you will get through this. Max Lucado, You’ll Get Through This Sometimes I’m not very good at being compassionate. ItContinue reading ““You’ll Get Through This” – Max Lucado”

Fear

Fear is a strange thing. Fear can come from a thing (a virus) or a lack of a thing (toilet paper?). It can because of knowledge (number of deaths from the virus) or lack of knowledge (when will there be toilet paper?).  It can be something that we understand or it can be something weContinue reading “Fear”

Getting out while not going out

So…my last post went in a different direction than I had intended, so I’m going to try this again… A lot is changing around us right now. And we don’t like change. We all like knowing what to expect, and some of us really like knowing what to expect. It’s probably a control thing-I knowContinue reading “Getting out while not going out”

Honesty about struggling with principles

No pic. No silly title. Just some up-front honesty. After a couple of weeks of writing about principles and doing the right thing, I feel like those convictions are being tested. Over the last week, significant situations have arisen that have challenged my conviction to do what is right; not as a clear choice betweenContinue reading “Honesty about struggling with principles”

Gospel Outside – Go Teach Sunday School

While the gospels are the easiest place to see the person and work of Jesus Christ, the entirety of the scriptures share the gospel story. Gospel Outside will highlight a part of the gospel seen outside of the 4 Gospels of the New Testament. Often times, when we think of being highly successful, wealthy or famous,Continue reading “Gospel Outside – Go Teach Sunday School”

Gospel Outside – Don’t Lie To Yourself

While the gospels are the easiest place to see the person and work of Jesus Christ, the entirety of the scriptures share the gospel story. Gospel Outside will highlight a part of the gospel seen outside of the 4 Gospels of the New Testament. Have you ever had a problem but just wanted to pretend itContinue reading “Gospel Outside – Don’t Lie To Yourself”

Gospel Outside – Creation: Sex and Death

While the gospels are the easiest place to see the person and work of Jesus Christ, the entirety of the scriptures share the gospel story. Gospel Outside will highlight a part of the gospel seen outside of the 4 Gospels of the New Testament. Nearly every culture from around the world has a creation myth. EachContinue reading “Gospel Outside – Creation: Sex and Death”