Proximity is Your Choice

“Nevertheless, I am continually with you;    you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel,    and afterward you will receive me to glory.”  “Whom have I in heaven but you?    And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail,    but God is the strength of myContinue reading “Proximity is Your Choice”

Your Love Will Define You

“You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart.” 1 Peter 1:22, NLT Love defines us as believers. I’ve recently been sharing God’s love to Steve, a backslidden Christian who sleeps inContinue reading “Your Love Will Define You”

A Date With the Awl

Body piercing has become pretty much acceptable just in the last ten years.  Studs are placed in a hole or piercing to make a permanent decoration.  I have seen a fair amount of it, and I think that a stud in the tongue has got to be the most intrusive.  (I recently read of aContinue reading “A Date With the Awl”

Depression: Take Another Look

  Depression has been called the “common cold” of mental disorders, and one source estimates that it disrupts the lives of 30 to 40 million Americans. Depression is too complicated to solve with a single answer. Gary Collins, in Christian Counseling: A Comprehensive Guide (Dallas: Word, 1988), lists eight major categories of causes for depression,*Continue reading “Depression: Take Another Look”