Reflex is a great revealer of the deeper layers of the heart. My calculated responses are one thing; my gut reactions are another. Anyone can choose to be gracious or humble or kind, and to present certain appearances if they are given enough warning. However, the people who are truly gracious and humble and kind … Continue reading What instinctive reactions tell us
Do you ever forget that Jesus is Way and not just Truth? Sometimes I think we forget that He is both. Jesus called Himself “The Way, the Truth, and the Life” and I think we do a pretty good with the Truth part. Most people who are familiar with the teachings of the church grasp … Continue reading Jesus as WAY not just TRUTH
In our recent men's retreat there was much talk of honor, gallantry, and living as noble, courageous men of God. It got me thinking of the literal knights' code of honor from the Middle Ages. This code continues to stir my own soul so I wanted to pass it on to all of you. Enjoy! To never … Continue reading Knight’s Code of Honor
Would you rather be judged from afar or misunderstood from up close? Would you rather have someone draw faulty conclusions about you from a distance, or misinterpret your expressed intentions? It’s not a fun “would you rather” question because both options stink. We’ve all had people make unfair assessments about us from afar, and we’ve … Continue reading Judged or Misunderstood?
No, this isn’t a self-portrait (although I’d love to have his biceps and he does rock the bald head). It’s a portrait of what I hope we are all aspiring to be. There is nothing like knowing that we are clean. I worked with a pastor once who was urging me to be Mr. Clean … Continue reading Mr. Clean