Monthly Archives: November 2017

Americans First

Politicians have always sparred with their opponents, yet in the Trump era, have we reached a tipping point?   Due to the politics of character assassination, we are losing the ability to discuss issues and policies. Should we not be Americans first, then Republicans or Democrats, liberals or conservatives? President Ronald Reagan and Speaker of the […]

Good and Bad Suffering

If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler; (I Peter 4:14-15 NASB)   Suffering in the Bible is described from two different perspectives.  There is good and […]


“The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick;Who can understand it?”  (Jeremiah 17:9 NASB) Sin originated out of deception.  Sometimes deception is hidden in the most obvious places, making us clueless about its destructive nature. Socially accepted behavior often camouflages unrighteousness. Popular opinion does not always reveal right from wrong.  The Bible labels alternative […]

Givers and Takers

In the cartoon Peanuts, Lucy once said to Charlie Brown, “We are put here to serve others. Charlie responded, “Then what are the others here for?” At times life does seem to be unfair. For a season, givers may find themselves surrounded by takers. Givers can feel unjustly used, yet, in the final analysis, takers […]

Instant Gratification

Our culture is increasingly becoming consumed by instant gratification. We like fast food, get rich quick schemes, quickie divorce, and having things before we can afford them. We make choices for immediate satisfaction, yet, ignoring the long-range consequences of those decisions. If we live in this manner, we learn that dwelling only on short-term gain […]

Short-term Gain

She (Jerusalem) defiled herself with immorality and gave no thought to her future. (Lamentations 1:9a NLT)   Our culture is becoming increasingly consumed by immediate gratification.  We like fast food, get rich quick schemes, quickie divorce, having things before we can afford them.   We make choices for instant satisfaction, yet, ignoring the long-range consequences of […]

Balancing the Equation

The sum of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting.  (Psalms 119:160 NASB) All of God’s word equals truth (All God’s words = truth).  If you remove any part of one side of an equation, the values are no longer equal.  If you eliminate any part of God’s word, you never arrive […]