Have you ever played with a partially inflated balloon, or a tied off surgical glove? If you have, you’ve noticed a curious dynamic. When we squeeze a limp balloon in our fist the pressure from our grip displaces air and causes bulges to appear in between our knuckles or thumb. Then, if we try to … Continue reading popping the balloon
You have certainly discovered how dangerous life can be right? Surely, by this point in your story, you have faced both demons and human treachery. You have had your back against some walls, and you have found ways to break through other ones. You have won and you have been defeated. You have been both … Continue reading You will never get snared if you do not stray
Anne Frank, whose Holocaust diary was posthumously published as the famed Diary of a Young Girl, stated, “Our lives are fashioned by our choices. We first make our choices. Then our choices make us.” Miss Frank was a mere fifteen years old when she died in a concentration camp and yet her writings possess a … Continue reading Won’t Becomes Can’t
What do you most often feel when you hear or read Jesus’ words from Matthew 4:17, “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand”? Does the call to repentance make you feel excited and hopeful or nervous and a little bit scared, like you’re about to get busted for something you’ve overlooked or done … Continue reading Repent, for electricity is at hand!
What is the "unforgivable sin" that Jesus talked about...and am I at risk of committing it? What is "blasphemy against the Holy Spirit"...and how do I know if I've ever been a blasphemer? What is the "sin that leads to death"...and how can I avoid that particular sin? In Matthew 12:31-32 and 1 John 5:16 Jesus … Continue reading What is the unforgivable sin?