WHO DO YOU TRUST?

“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will make mention of the name of the Lord our God.” (Psalms 20:7).” The Back Story It is only recently that I have slowed down my reading of the Bible in order to notice such subtleties regarding references to GOD.  For example, the creator GOD…

ONE FLESH – INDIVISIBLE?

“But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female, for this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.  Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate.”  Mark 10:6-9 “For you formed my inward parts; you…

THE EXORCISM OF MICHAEL CHARLES

“They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach.  The people were amazed at His teaching, because He taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.  Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an evil spirit…

BREATH OF LIFE

“Then the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”  Genesis 2:7  Have you ever gotten a glimpse of an insight that is hardly more than a passing thought, but yet it seemed to require more intentional thought…

ABRAHAM: LIVING UP TO HIS NAME

This is a story about a man who was not living up to his name…and there was nothing he could do about it.  As are our habits, mankind is willing to take matters into its own hands to just make it happen, whatever that “it” is.  We are a powerful lot, but alas, we are…

The Breakup of the “First Family”

Most of the following narrative is based on the recording of scriptures in the Masoretic Text located in Genesis 4.  These observations examine patterns of relationships between family members and their God, Yahweh.  The basic thesis is that these observable relational disconnects are the earliest record of familial dysfunction…from the very beginning. Background As a…

DOING GOD’S BUSINESS 24/6

OPEN FOR BUSINESS!  The mantra that every startup entrepreneur wants to shout as they finally realize that their dream seems ready to acquire customers and start providing them with the indispensable service or product that their new business is certain to supply better than any of the competitors.  In the midst of the current global…

THE PROBLEM OF PESTILENCE

The following comments are in response to segments of THE MIND OF THE MAKER by Dorothy Sayers, a contemporary of C.S Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkein.  Sayers was widely known as a mystery writer, but her cultural commentary addresses timeless truths about the human creative processes where she clearly articulates the issues surrounding problems and solutions. …

THE LASTING LEGACY OF ENCOURAGEMENT

“Be strong and of good courage, Be not frightened nor dismayed For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9 In 1981 my young family of five arrived in Dallas, TX from the Midwest in the aftermath of being enveloped in a cult for eight years.  My wife and I…

WHO’S YOUR DADDY?

Text:  John 8:37-47 BACKGROUND:  Jesus had just saved the woman from being stoned to death who was caught in the act of adultery.  Then, He was being challenged by the Pharisees regarding His identity while He was teaching in the temple.  Jesus made an incredible assertion that He only spoke to the world those things…