God’s Plan B?

 “Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavens in Christ. For he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in love before him. He predestined us to be adopted as sons through Jesus […]

Love Costs

“For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” -John 3:16 As I was growing up in the 60’s and 70’s a lot of crazy ideas emerged. Among them was the “free love” movement, which […]

Life, Simply for 2020

I started this blog entry several days ago but couldn’t get the thoughts flowing. I’ve learned from experience when that happens to set it aside. If it comes around again, then write. It wasn’t until I finally sat down and started writing in my personal journals that things began to coalesce. I offer it to […]

Getting The Relationship Right

“In the same way, when you have done all that you were commanded, you should say, ‘We are worthless servants; we’ve only done our duty.” – Luke 17:10 My wife told me of having an ‘ah-ha’ moment ( I love those!) while reading Luke 18 yesterday. She has often experienced frustration with her actions being […]

You Can Come Home Again

Luke 15 is one of my favorite chapters in the Gospels, because it contains my favorite parable, the one known as the Prodigal Son. The name is not exactly accurate; there is much more to the parable. There are three characters in it, and all are important. But it’s proceeded by two shorter parables which […]

Counting the Cost

We live in a world where everyone wants to be part of something. They want to be a member, fan, or follower of things that are popular, hip, or current. Sadly, there are some who view the Christian church the same way. Whether for social prominence,  being part of something that offers great music and […]