Laughter and other simple joys

My weekend with my daughter is over for another couple weeks. This is typically the “let-down” time for me as I return to a quiet apartment and kill some time before going to bed. It was a good weekend, though she suffered part of the weekend through a “tummy ache” and a bumped nose that…

Does the bible address social skills?

“You talk to much. You talk to much. I can’t believe the things that you say!” ~ George Thorogood. “Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.” ~ Proverbs 10:19 NLT. We’ve been around them before: the person who just won’t take a breath and shut their mouth long enough…

Christian vipers spit poison words

Sadly there are people who will never come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, not because of the world’s influences, but because of the influence of people who claim to be Christian. In my life I’ve come across people who know how to smile, can quote bible scriptures by memory and purport to love…

Treat depression like cancer: purposeful

I’ve not had cancer, though I do know cancer victims. It’s an insidious disease that robs people of life. My purpose here is not to make light of cancer, but to help people understand that there is another form of cancer eating away at people and the cure requires treatment that is just as aggressive…

How can I walk with God if I can’t see Him?

How do you walk with God when you can’t see Him? I guess that’s why they call it “faith.” I just started reading a book titled: “Desiring God” by John Piper. It’s the 25th anniversary reference edition. I must admit I’ve not heard of this author before, much less the earlier title of the same…