A Very Good Friday

Every two weeks, like clockwork, money shows up in my bank account. I've come to expect it to be so, and I would be shocked (and angry!) if payday showed up without said money being deposited in my account. I learned a long time ago that if I work, I receive compensation; and if I don't work,... Continue Reading →

Plausible Deniability?

We've all likely heard the term "plausible deniability." It is used most often in a legal setting, and it basically means that there is insufficient evidence to prove that someone did something wrong or illegal, or knew about such things but didn't act to prevent them. Today I'd like to look at this term in... Continue Reading →

A People Person

I am not a "people person". Most people who know me would disagree with that statement, but those who know me best know better. I was never one of the popular kids growing up. I had friends, but I never found the acceptance for which I longed. My sense of humor has helped me make... Continue Reading →


In every scary movie ever produced we are reminded that danger resides in the shadows. Shadows move mysteriously as the light changes, providing a powerful allure. We take comfort in the light, but still we are curiously drawn to the shadows. Shadows are grainy, indistinct, and distorted versions of reality. They provide an image, but... Continue Reading →

No Distinction

"...he fell into a trance and saw the heavens opened and something like a great sheet descending, being let down by its four corners upon the earth. In it were all kinds of animals and reptiles and birds of the air. And there came a voice to him: 'Rise, Peter, kill and eat'" (Acts 10:10-13... Continue Reading →

Work Your Strengths

Many years ago I listened to a sermon. I can't remember who preached it, nor can I remember anything else about the sermon other than this simple little sentence: "Work your strengths and staff your weaknesses." I have chewed on this sentence many times over the years, drawing on its truth in both my spiritual... Continue Reading →

Grace in Betrayal

“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But there are some of you who do not believe." (For Jesus knew from the beginning who those were who did not believe, and who it was who would... Continue Reading →

Anger is a Gateway Drug Part 2

Proverbs 19:11 says, "Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense" (ESV). Yesterday we saw that anger, while not necessarily a sin, can quickly lead to sin if it is not addressed. This is because at the very heart of anger, excluding, of course, righteous anger, lies... Continue Reading →

Anger is a Gateway Drug

"Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil." -- Ephesians‬ ‭4‬:‭26‬ ESV It is not a sin to be angry. But anger opens the door to sin. We make the choice, based on our reaction to that anger, whether we... Continue Reading →

Ask, Listen, Learn Part 3

"And he said, "Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord." And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake a... Continue Reading →

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