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Warning to Our Upside Down World

Warning to Our Upside Down World

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Isaiah 5:20 Isaiah must have been reading my mind. No small accomplishment for an 8th Century man. What he describes is the upside down world of today. What’s up is down, wrong is right, common sense is insanity, bad is good, and the good guys wear black hats. Our world has become a badly distorted abstract painting. I’ve addressed this subject previously, so I’ll try not to repeat myself. But as Christians we […]

Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Your Anger

Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Your Anger

“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. Ephesians 4:26-27 This might be the best advice anyone ever gave you. No, not mine, but the words of the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 4. When my wife and I were married, we made a pact that only one of us was allowed to be angry at a time. And, we would never go to bed angry with one another. It was a given that disputes were inevitable. So we devised a plan for resolving conflict. […]

5 Reasons We Should Abide by the Law of the Land

5 Reasons We Should Abide by the Law of the Land

4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience. 6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Romans 13:4-6 Most of us are law-abiding citizens. But there appears to be a shift […]

When You’re Treated Unfairly by Bad People

When You’re Treated Unfairly by Bad People

1 Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; 2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. 3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. 4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: 6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. Psalm 37:1-6 […]

Great Joy Like a Proud Parent

Great Joy Like a Proud Parent

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 1:4 When my oldest son, Sean, was four, he appeared in his first school play. Seeing him on that stage while singing with all his classmates gave me an adrenaline shot of pride unlike anything I had ever experienced. I felt like a fool as tears welled in my eyes. It wasn’t a manly reaction to something so simple as cute little kids singing. As a parent or grandparent, you can relate to those special occasions, events, and accomplishments in which our children fill […]

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