Secrets Revealed

What do you have hidden that you do not want exposed? What inner thoughts do you not want others to hear? What have you done in the past you don’t want people to know about? Do you know all secrets will be revealed? We all have skeletons in our closets. There are things we didContinue reading “Secrets Revealed”

Proclaiming Good News

What stories do you tell? Are they true? Are they important? Are they rumors? Will those stories be important a week from now? A month from now? A year from now? Do you tell the story of Jesus and His saving grace? We talk a lot. Some people wake up talking and don’t stop untilContinue reading “Proclaiming Good News”

Choose Love

Do you love? I mean, really love? There are several groups and churches that practice various forms of Advent traditions. One of them is lighting 5 different candles to represent 5 different topics. Today we light the 4th candle, which represents love. So many of us will say we love. We will say “I loveContinue reading “Choose Love”

Stumbling Block

Do you like to exercise your rights? Do you revel in your freedom? Do you flaunt your freedom? Do you believe you are entitled to the freedoms you have? Do you ignore anyone and everyone around you as you exercise your freedom? We have all seen the person who does whatever they want whenever theyContinue reading “Stumbling Block”

Unseat Divisiveness

What kinds of arguments are you having with someone else? Are you arguing over politics? Do you argue over vaccines and masks? Are you allowing your differing opinions, whether based on fact or not, to be divisive? Do you see the destruction all around you? There is more divisiveness today than there has been inContinue reading “Unseat Divisiveness”

Faith Trumps Law

Are you a legalist? Do you follow the letter of the law? Do you split hairs to nth degree? Or do you attempt to understand the spirit of the law? Are you a person who applies principles to your life rather than hard and fast rules? A legalist doesn’t always follow the law. Yet, theyContinue reading “Faith Trumps Law”

Spirit or Law

Where does your strength come from? Where do you turn for guidance? Do you turn to written rules and laws to know what is right? Do you look to split hairs to determine what you get away with or follow the spirit of the law? Do you turn to the Spirit of God for guidance?Continue reading “Spirit or Law”

Free From The Law

Are there laws you think are silly? Perhaps there are laws you wish you could ignore. Are there laws you disobey? There are some laws that seem to contradict themselves, aren’t there? I’m sure we could pick apart many laws, if we got started on it. The Jews had laws that were given to themContinue reading “Free From The Law”

Circular Reference

Have you heard of a circular reference? If you have, you might be a computer programmer or web application developer. It is a term used to describe computer code in two different places within a program that refer to each other and nothing else. If by chance that code starts executing, it stays in aContinue reading “Circular Reference”

Cycles

Have you ever noticed things seem to go in cycles? The first one that comes to your mind is probably the seasons of the year. It is true they are cyclical, yet I’m thinking more along the lines of world events. Let’s take the Israelites as an example. They were chosen by God. They worshipedContinue reading “Cycles”