Articles published in 2021

Strong at the Broken Places: Facing Reality

Ezekiel 3:11 “Go now to your people in exile and speak to them.  Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says,’ whether they listen or fail to listen.”

Sometimes we would rather not face reality.  The other day, a “memory” picture came up on my social media page.  It was from 10 years ago, and as I looked at it, I noticed how much younger and more fit I looked!  All these years, I felt that I wasn’t changing, but one picture made me face reality! 

Tags:  Strong, Broken, Reality, Ezekiel

Debt Paid

Colossians 2:13-14 He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.

A couple of years ago, I celebrated with a couple who made their final payment on their student loans.  For years, this couple worked extra jobs, sacrificed things they wanted, and diligently chipped away at their debts each month.  Finally, after much effort and discipline, their debts were paid!  They were so excited to have this off their back!

Tags:  Debt, Colossians

Reboot: Spirit-Led

Galatians 5:16-17 “So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.  For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh.” 

Tags:  Reboot, Spirit, Galatians

Reboot: Perspective

Haggai 1:2-4 This is what the Lord Almighty says: “These people say, ‘The time has not yet come to rebuild the Lord’s house.’ ”  Then the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai: “Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?”

Tags:  Reboot, Perspective, Haggai

Reboot: Reframe Differences

Romans 14:19 “Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.” 

Now that we are beginning to emerge from 15 months of Covid-life, our city is slowly coming back to life, people are remembering what it is like to be around others, and the gears of society are starting to move again.  It’s like someone pressed a giant reboot button and we are all readjusting. 

Tags:  Reboot, Romans, Differences