Weekly Word

“This One Thing is Needed”0

Have you ever watched the show, “Extreme  Makeover”.  As you know in a short time a crew either totally improves a family home for a deserving family and in some cases actually tares down the existing structure and builds a new home.  The  family comes home and the shout,

Real Love: some thoughts from God’s idea on the subject in 1 Corinthians 130

With Valentine’s Day coming up soon, many people are thinking about “love”. What is love anyway? Does love mean that you are attracted to someone? Is real love found when you feel all crazy inside and your knees feel weak? We, in the English speaking world use this w

Who do you need to forgive?1

I read an incredible old proverb this morning about  “forgiveness.”  It says,  “Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that crushes it.”  Where as  I have heard that  holding a grudge is like drinking poison and hoping the person you are mad

What Actually Happened At Christmas…0

What actually happened at Christmas? Who was this that came as a baby in Bethlehem and about whom so much is spoken? To answer that question, we can go to Colossians 1. There Paul said of Jesus that he “is the image of the invisible God.” That is quit a statement. It can be accurately

Truth or Error0

Truth or Error? Authentic or Fake? Real or Genuine?   In 1 Thessalonians 2.3 the apostle Paul told the new believers in Jesus that “our exhortation did not come from error or uncleanness or was it in deceit.” In the time when Paul was ministering there were many false prophets, and te

What A Beautiful Day0

It is a beautiful day as I write this blog. The sun is shining, the sky is blue and the cool fresh air of the fall is my favorite time of year to be outside. I am sitting in my office in body only. My heart is actually hiking down a mountain trail holding my wife’s hand or out in a tr