Forgiving yourself is sometimes harder than forgiving someone else, isn't it. And yet, since we've been forgiven, I figure that it's probably a good idea to do that. When I wrote this song, I was thinking about the amazing turns we go through. Very good and pious and right one minute and then deceitful and … Continue reading I Give Leave
Ugh. It turns out that we are more like pharisees than we are like Jesus. Barna proves it here. (Click for the study.) It's easy to just belly-ache and complain about how awful Christians are, but let's try something constructive. First, go read the parable of the prodigal son (so called). Imagine that you are … Continue reading More Like Pharisees.
A while back a certain American politician/clergyman made some comments that I thought were really ridiculous. I remember saying, in disbelief and a little annoyance, that he shouldn't have been allowed to say something so insane (It really doesn't matter what it was... bear with me...). My older brother Michael said in answer, basically... "You … Continue reading Taking a Knee
There is not one single thing that can stand between you and the love of God in Christ Jesus. Not... One... Thing... This is the good stuff. https://vimeo.com/227643658
Recently, we celebrated the 7 year anniversary of Charles' adoption. By next year's celebration of this event, he will have been adopted by us for more than half of his life. He's already been part of our family for that long (he was in our family for more than a year and a half before … Continue reading The Best Adoption Story
Have you seen those Virtual Reality glasses? Have you used them. Almost real, but not quite... Have you heard of Augmented Reality? Where your smartphone or tablet or computer helps you see what's real, but even better? What about "real" reality? Anybody still interested in that? This weekend at Norwood Grace we're going to "get … Continue reading Reality
https://vimeo.com/224852132 Yeah, I have brain damage. So do you... Let's take a walk through the good news (yeah... GOOD news) in that most difficult chapter of Romans, Romans 7.