genesis 4: progression

Progression. That's what most caught my eye from this chapter. Cain's pride got hurt. That progressed to jealousy. Then anger, and finally, murder. In my younger years I dealt with anger that progressed to rage, and then went on to hatred. During the healing process of all that anger, I realized that I hadn't just … Continue reading genesis 4: progression

top 3 list, but bottom line, read the bible. find God.

In my previous post I talked about the top 3 reasons Christians aren't reading the Bible. This time, I'm giving my top 3 scriptural reasons why Christians need to read the Bible. You have been created with purpose, and there are good works that have been planned for you to do.  You need a thorough … Continue reading top 3 list, but bottom line, read the bible. find God.

confessions of a rebellious soul (warning: there may be cussing)

True confession:  I've always hated the word 'obey'. In all of its forms. In any kind of sentence.  Obey seemed oppressive. Controlling. Demeaning. Surely there was a softer way to put it. A gentler call to do what God wanted. Surely it isn't rebellion that feeds these thoughts. Surely.  The change began in October. That's … Continue reading confessions of a rebellious soul (warning: there may be cussing)

heroes: Noah and why i quit smoking

We're walking through the Hall of Faith together, in Hebrews 11. Links to the previous posts will be at the end of this one. By faith Noah, after he was warned about what was not yet seen and motivated by godly fear, built an ark to deliver his family. By faith he condemned the world … Continue reading heroes: Noah and why i quit smoking

a few thoughts on a good friday

I got up this morning after not enough sleep, made my coffee and sat down in front of the crucifixion. The story is familiar and strange, breathtaking and gut wrenching. Bloody and beautiful. It is His story and it is mine, but we see it through different eyes. "But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your … Continue reading a few thoughts on a good friday