Conviction Wasn’t Always a Bad Word

2 Kings 22 Josiah heard the Book of the Law read and then tore his clothes. He was broken. He allowed the words of the Lord to tear into his heart. He didn’t sit stroking his chin and contemplating the words. “Well, should I obey or not?” His heart was shredded. We work so hardContinue reading “Conviction Wasn’t Always a Bad Word”

The Lesson of the Underwear

These are days when I am fascinated by English translations and wish I knew Hebrew. (And I know at least TWO comments I will get on that statement alone.) Jeremiah is part of our Lenten reading and the symbolic things Jeremiah had to do were… um… interesting. This one from Jeremiah 13 is really interesting. First, theContinue reading “The Lesson of the Underwear”

When All Seems Well, It May Be a Time to Seek God MORE

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new record high. It finished above it’s previous high in 2007, which was right before the huge slump and we went into an economic tailspin. So… all is well again. Yet, there is a sense that it’s not “all well.” We put our gauges on the wrong metersContinue reading “When All Seems Well, It May Be a Time to Seek God MORE”

Do you love “truth” or do you love TRUTH?

16 For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through him. 18 The oneContinue reading “Do you love “truth” or do you love TRUTH?”

Make His Paths Straight

We are on a journey in our church. This week starts our summer reading. We want to go all the way through the New Testament. This week’s reading is the Gospel of Luke. All of it. The challenge before us is to prepare the way of the Lord. WE need to be prepared. We needContinue reading “Make His Paths Straight”