Doctor’s Orders

  “And hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Mark 2:17 I am convinced that as strugglers, who just happen to be believers, that there is a deep truth we must understand. InContinue reading “Doctor’s Orders”

Those ‘Marginal’ People

“Light shines in the darkness for the godly.    They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.” Psalm 112:4, NLT The glory of Jesus lies in this: in weakness, vulnerability, and apparent failure. He has called forth disciples to come after Him, willing and able to carry the cross and relive His passion with compassion. They are marginal people,Continue reading “Those ‘Marginal’ People”

Notice Leah’s Eyes, [Handicaps]

    Stuck in the wonderful convolutions of scripture we can start a great study of Leah and her sister Rachel. These two daughters of Laban have become Jacob’s wives. Now, we may question this polygamy when all we know is monogamy. These kind of decisions may be criticized and even outright challenged, but weContinue reading “Notice Leah’s Eyes, [Handicaps]”

You Can Only Come Through the Door

“I am the door, and the person who enters through me will be saved and will be able to come in and go out and find pasture.”  John 10:9 This is powerful–its implications can rattle the windows! I sometimes struggle with depression, and sometimes with an assurance of my salvation.  Even after 40+ years ofContinue reading “You Can Only Come Through the Door”