Ungodly Shame Pt 1

Joel 2:13 "...And rend your heart and not your garments " Now return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness And relenting of evil.   I am contemplating the danger of shame in the life of the Christian. I am not talking about godly and…

An Experiment In Love

I am an INTP.  Now, now, don't roll your eyes regarding "fake science".  Actually, Jung was pretty accurate, IMO.  As Bohr (I believe) said "All models are wrong, but some are useful.".  I find that with the MBTI, once you get past the meme-y, fortune telling stuff and into actual cognition.  In fact, I have…

The Accuser

  Revelation 12:10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night. 2 Corinthians 2:11…

Are You Helping Your Tribe?

An anime, a rom-com, and a youtube from a Catholic priest all walked into my head... 😀   I have been thinking about families and tribes and friends and groups and 'bands of brothers'.   Are you and I actively seeking ways to help others in their quests, struggles, activities? Are we acting like a…

“Pain Is Weakness Leaving The Body” Easy Hard Things Pt 1

5and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons,             “MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD,             NOR FAINT WHEN YOU ARE REPROVED BY HIM; 6FOR THOSE WHOM THE LORD LOVES HE DISCIPLINES,             AND HE SCOURGES EVERY SON WHOM HE RECEIVES.” 7It is for discipline that you endure;…

I Win.

21For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22But if I go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. So what shall I choose? I do not know. 23I am torn between the two. I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better…

Love.

37Jesus declared, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’d 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’e 40All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments.”  Matthew 22:37-40   My goal…

Gut Check: Enemies

"Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord God: and not that he should return from his ways and live?" Ez 18:23   Ah. There's a gut check for us. Are we wanting our enemies to die or to be saved?