Firmly In Hand

By the way, who’s holding your hand? The little girl refuses to let her hand be held. Still, her mother holds her hand firmly until they arrive safely at the store. How often we resist and struggle to be free, to be on our own! In the most difficult times, we seem to fight the…

Good News

Some words in the English Language are well – worn. They’re overused. For example: VERY. How about: REALLY or NICE, and one more: GOOD. When used to describe a good man or good food or good music, the word just doesn’t covey much. It’s week, EXCEPT when applied to God! The Psalmist says the Lord…

Unexpected Mercy

The story is told. A young man stole bread to feed his hungry children. He was caught and imprisoned. At last he escaped. He went to the home of a priest who sheltered him.. That night the man gathered the priest’s valuable silver and stole away. Caught again, he appears before the priest, bracing himself…

What’s Your Worth

How much are you worth? Many people believe their WORTH is measured in MONEY. But Jesus had something else in mind. It’s a parable. A servant was forgiven much, but refused to write off a trifling debt owed him. The King who had cancelled his debt said, “You WORTHLESS servant. You should have had mercy…

Alcohol Abuse

“I need a drink” With those words the cycle of alcohol abuse can start all over again. For some people the abuse of alcohol is a disease over which they have no control. Once they start drinking they cannot stop. And they are not the only victim. Spouses, girlfriends, children, and uncontrolled behavior. But there…

Anger

Is there anything good in being angry?  Yes! But, bad too.   Anger is right and wrong, productive and destructive. The problem is not anger, but sin.  The Bible says, “Be  angry  and  do not sin.  Do not let the sun go down  on your anger.”  (Eph. 4:26)     Sinful anger is being against another or something.   We put ourselves in place…