On Christian Love

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all … Continue reading On Christian Love

REAL GOOD PARENTING

In September 2016, The Atlantic ran an article titled, “How Helicopter Parenting Causes Binge Drinking” by Caitlan Flanagan. The article contrasts “good” parents with “get real” parents. Flanagan wrote: Good Parents think that alcohol is dangerous for young people and that riotous drunkenness and its various consequences have nothing to recommend them. These parents enforce … Continue reading REAL GOOD PARENTING

Need Some Rest?

Taking a little time away from work has been demonstrated to make individuals far more productive at their work. The Bible tells us a lot about rest. In fact, we have rest at the very beginning of creation. God worked for 6 days and "rested" on the seventh (Genesis 2:3). This "day of rest" God … Continue reading Need Some Rest?

How to Survive a Mediterranean Cruise and Hard Times

St. Paul's Bay is beautiful. Wouldn't it have been something to walk with Paul on the shoreline? But that's not exactly how the story goes. The final segment of the book of Acts records quite a struggle. Paul is arrested for preaching Christ in chapter 21. He then is tried before the Roman tribune, the … Continue reading How to Survive a Mediterranean Cruise and Hard Times

If Jesus is only there…

There is a great song which reminds us: Earthly wealth and fame may never come to me, And a palace fair here mine may never be; But let come what may, if Christ for me doth care, Anywhere is home, if He is only there. Oft, I’m tossed about and driven by the foe, Sad … Continue reading If Jesus is only there…

Jehovah Cares

The headlines have been filled with news of "Obama Care" or the "Affordable Care Act". When asked, 47% approve of "The Affordable Care Act", but only 37% approve of "Obama Care". Whatever you think of the new health care laws, we know that God cares and has implemented the greatest health care plan available. GOD'S … Continue reading Jehovah Cares

A PARABLE

A beautiful bouquet was arranged for a wedding. Each flower was gathered in love. Each flower was chosen for a purpose in the arrangement. Each flower was placed so that it could lean upon the others, and together they stood while each rested upon all the group. Although each flower was beautiful alone, they were … Continue reading A PARABLE

I Wrote a Parable. Christians, Love Christians

A beautiful bouquet was arranged for a wedding. Each flower was gathered in love. Each flower was chosen for a purpose in the arrangement. Each flower was placed so that it could lean upon the others, and together they stood while each rested upon all the group. Although each flower was beautiful alone, they were … Continue reading I Wrote a Parable. Christians, Love Christians

The Brotherhood, You are to Love Them

If we keep the original word order of the Greek text, 2 Peter 2:17 says, "the brotherhood, you love." Surely this is of the greatest commandments. Jesus said that to love God is the greatest command and the second greatest is to love your neighbor as yourself. For just a minute, let us examine how … Continue reading The Brotherhood, You are to Love Them

How To Handle Tragedies

No one expected the Boston Marathon to end in tragedy. No one expected the Twin Towers to fall. No one expected the shootings. Unfortunately, tragedy has become a routine part of our experience. Dealing with any tragedy is difficult, but God gives us tools to both endure and overcome tragedies in our lives. We need … Continue reading How To Handle Tragedies