One Answer to Two Hard Passages

Psalm 51:6 “Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.” NASB Ananias and Sapphira is a rough passage. Acts chapter five has all the gritty details. They sell some land and give it to Peter. But to be showy, they act like they’re giving… Continue reading One Answer to Two Hard Passages

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The Two Sides of Mercy

Matthew 12:7 “And if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless.” ESV               A mentor said, “Don’t make goals based on things out of your control.  Can you control whether a person says, ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to you?  Nope.  Can you control how many… Continue reading The Two Sides of Mercy

Who Brought the Cheese?

Matthew 9:14-15a “Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them?” ESV                He caught another one.  The rest of us weathered fly-fisherman stood in… Continue reading Who Brought the Cheese?

Surf School

Colossians 3:3 “ For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” ESV                Surfing made my bucket-list when Point Break came out in 91’.  At forty-five, I attended surf-school.  The instructor handed my kids surfboards that were seven feet long.               He looks at me, “Hey!  We got one of those big boards?”  He could have just said, “Get the… Continue reading Surf School

Space, Your Frontier

2 Corinthians 3:18 “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.  For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” ESV                 Toby was a desperado dog.  He would run daily up to the neighbor’s house to visit their dog… Continue reading Space, Your Frontier

Your Cube

Hebrews 12:1 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…” ESV                            Waiting for my favorite pizza, the hostess, in between seating customers, is twirling a Rubik’s Cube®.  I’m thinking, “That cube is… Continue reading Your Cube