The Spiritually Blind Are Terrible Guides

When I was in 7th grade my life science teacher got a scientific thing completely wrong.  This was the height of the AIDS hysteria of the 1980s. AIDS, or more accurately HIV, was all over the news because of its deadly nature and horrible symptoms. My science teacher told the class that we could catch... Continue Reading →

The Only World We Have For Growing Up

This world is our laboratory for Christian living. Though our future is assured in heaven, our present is in this context full of hatred, violence, loss, grief, betrayal, backstabbing, lies, idiocy, destruction, and self-centerdness. God intends for us to work out our salvation with fear and trembling here in the muck of human existence. If... Continue Reading →

Climbing Out of Desperation

After my disappointment and frustration expressed in last week’s post, I knew I couldn’t wallow in my sadness and I needed to find a way forward with God’s help. Even though I was mad at God, I still knew that he held the answers that I needed. I echoed Peter’s words, “Where else can we... Continue Reading →

I Couldn’t Pray Much Yesterday

I couldn’t pray much yesterday. I meditated and repeated one of my favorite promises about God but I couldn’t bring myself to ask God for anything.  I did ask Him to let me be a blessing to someone when I went to the grocery store but I found myself more irritated with everyone there than... Continue Reading →

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