Rights from Rite of Passage

Isaiah 53:5-6 “But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities upon him was he chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us… Continue reading Rights from Rite of Passage


Deer or Dear Trust

Isaiah 43:1 “But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: ‘Fear not, for I have redeemed you…’ ESV     She eats corn at my house everyday.  If the momma deer sees me, she looks up at me we with penetrating black eyes, walks like a… Continue reading Deer or Dear Trust

His Nature Made Peace with Ours

~an oldie but goodie from 2014! Ephesians 2:14 “For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility…” ESV             I was taking our new dog for a walk.  He saw something and bolted fast enough that I lost hold of the… Continue reading His Nature Made Peace with Ours

Perception Translation

Psalm 18:25-26 “With the merciful you show yourself merciful; with the blameless man you show yourself blameless; with the purified you show yourself pure; and with the crooked you make yourself seem tortuous.”  ESV     “Emotional quotient (EQ) is the capacity of individuals to recognize their own, and other people's emotions, to discriminate between different… Continue reading Perception Translation

Running in the Background

1 Corinthians 7:32 “I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord.” Slow computers drive us crazy, but there’s one thing you can do that’s pretty easy, and has the possibility of exponentially speeding up that machine you’re thinking of… Continue reading Running in the Background

Keeping Your Heart from Hacks

1 Corinthians 14:20 “Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature.” ESV Got a message from a friend, “So-n-so has a video to share with you.” “Sweet, I haven’t heard from this person in weeks.” I eagerly click on the video. “Your account needs to… Continue reading Keeping Your Heart from Hacks