Accepting One Another

Are you competitive? Do you like to win? Do you argue until you have won the argument—or the other person simply gives up? Are you the parent who never lets your child win? What would you say if I told you, you will be last? Most of us like to win, at least sometimes. WeContinue reading “Accepting One Another”

Family Found

There are many in this world looking for a place to belong. They search for a place to fit in. Many of them are ostracized by their peers. Some are rejected or abused by their families. They feel left out. They become depressed. Some people find a place they feel welcomed. The people they joinContinue reading “Family Found”

Disciple of Jesus

Do you struggle with your identity? Do you wonder who you are? Have you wrestled with how to let others know who you are? Have you convinced yourself whose you are? Do you know that you belong to someone? We all wrestle with our identity as we grow up. Some of us continue to wrestleContinue reading “Disciple of Jesus”

Divided Or United

Are you tired of all the bickering? Are you fed up with the arguing back and forth? Have you had your fill of one side demeaning the other side? Do you ask why there are two sides to begin with? What are you doing toward reconciliation? We’ve heard the politicians hurling hateful language at oneContinue reading “Divided Or United”

Devoted Love

Most of us who are Christians would agree that love is the most often characteristic associated with God. We hear more about God’s love for us than any other topic. Have you ever stopped to think about how often you hear love mentioned in sermons or Bible classes? We hear love mentioned in sermons aboutContinue reading “Devoted Love”

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”

Putting Love Into Action

We hear the word love tossed around quite often. Of course, as mentioned in yesterday’s post, our word love is ambiguous compared to the Greek words used in the New Testament. We use one word to cover three words used by Jesus and his disciples. Today, we see Jesus switch words depending on who orContinue reading “Putting Love Into Action”

Rejoice The Birth

Can you imagine having a baby in a stable area? Not only that, but you must use a feeding trough as a bed for him. Of course, two thousand years ago was a different time. Electricity hadn’t been invented yet and all our modern conveniences were far into the future. I am sure most ofContinue reading “Rejoice The Birth”

Caring For All

How well do you take care of your brothers and sisters? Are you caring for them with love? Are you being hospitable to people you don’t know? Are you caring for those who are being mistreated and suffering from injustice? Many of us will care for our brothers and sisters. We care for our immediateContinue reading “Caring For All”

All For All

Are you put out by people who don’t carry their share of the load? Would you like to energize them in some way? Or, would you prefer they leave your presence and not return? Do you not know that all of us have a part to play? We often get upset when we are workingContinue reading “All For All”