Lessons Learned on the Journey

Indifference vs. Mourning

Sometimes when I read scripture, I can hardly believe it. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus says, …

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Pride vs Poverty of Spirit

Back in the early 1990's I spent two years studying The Sermon on the Mount. One could say I am a slow learner or that Jesus’ words take a lifetime to absorb. He communicates issues of the…

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Full of Myself vs Full of God

I desperately want to be a man after God's own heart. Early in the morning with a cup of coffee in hand and my Bible in my lap it all seems so possible. However, sometimes my day begins with…

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My Merit vs God’s Mercy

A battle wages within me...somehow believing that I am good enough for God's acceptance rather than believing that it is only God's mercy that saves me. I don't know why a voice in my…

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My Relevance vs My Reverence

A battle wages within me...my relevance—my strong desire to be cool and accepted by my peers versus my reverence—my desire to please God and bring Him glory in all things. …

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Love of Power vs Power of Love

A battle wages within me—the love of power or the power of love? The winner of this battle determines the health of my relationships. Loving power often results in marginalized relationships.…

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Holding on vs Letting Go

A battle wages within me—holding on to my desires or letting go of them so that I can, in turn, grasp onto God's desires. When I hold on to my way, I am letting go of the things of God.…

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My Timetable vs. God’s Timetable

A battle wages within me—my timetable versus God's timetable. Time is a big issue with me—being on time, getting it done quickly. And I have my reasons. God's timetable does not…

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Faith vs Sight

A battle wages within me daily—what to believe? Should I trust only what I can see—the visibly obvious? Or can I trust what I cannot see—by faith? …

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Forgetfulness

To-do lists litter my desk as I struggle against forgetfulness. Remembering is a challenge—even more so the older I get. God tells me to remember Him, yet I can so easily forget. …

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