I forgive you?

When my trust is betrayed, my first instinct is to withdraw from that person; to cut off communication and ostrisize them from my life. My second is to lash out and defend myself. This is especially true when the offense seems as though it is a personal attack. This ringing true for anyone else? AsContinue reading “I forgive you?”

Can God Really Forgive Me?

You can’t change the past, no matter how much you may want to do so. The guilt and shame of your past mistakes may haunt you. You’ll be going along just fine and then a song or a familiar face or some other reminder will bring all those memories back to the surface. If youContinue reading “Can God Really Forgive Me?”

A Christmas Post: Joy

Merry Christmas to all my faithful readers! “Angels we have heard on high Sweetly singing over the plains And the mountains in reply, Echoing their joyous strains…” (Angels We Have Heard On High, French carol, ca. 1862) “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, Let nothing you dismay; Remember Christ, our Saviour, Was born on Christmas day,Continue reading “A Christmas Post: Joy”

Christmas, What’s It All About?

Christmas means different things to different people. For most Americans, Christmas is a time to get together with family and friends, exchange gifts, eat lots of sweets, and prepare for the coming new year. But for Christians, the holiday represents something much more important: it is the coming of Jesus as a baby, who wouldContinue reading “Christmas, What’s It All About?”

A Christmas Carol

“Oh!  captive, bound, and double-ironed,” cried the phantom, “not to know, that ages of incessant labour, by immortal creatures, for this earth must pass into eternity before the good of which it is susceptible is all developed.  Not to know that any Christian spirit working kindly in its little sphere, whatever it may be, willContinue reading “A Christmas Carol”

We Are Here For You.

Attending church this past Sunday, we sang a song by Matt Redman and Chris Tomlin entitled “Here for You.” We’ve sang this song many times before, but this time it really spoke to me. If you’ve never heard this song, click here to view a YouTube video. (sorry about the ad) ‘Let our praise beContinue reading “We Are Here For You.”

The Thinly Veiled Reality

Sometimes when I am doing the most normal of things, it is as if my eyes are suddenly opened and I see through the thin veil of reality that hides the truth of our existence. Too metaphysical? Let me try this: a great example of what I am talking about is a typical television commercial.Continue reading “The Thinly Veiled Reality”