A Sound Mind

“A sound mind.” For some of us that doesn’t seem remotely possible. We’ve come to believe this is only true for others, maybe, but not me. As mentally ill people we seem to think that we shouldn’t be this way. Given enough time our illness becomes fused to our spirit and soul. We buy the lieContinue reading “A Sound Mind”

Understanding Your Pastor

I think that most of us in the Church fail to get a real grip on what pastoring is all about. And that is sad and bad. Not only do we stunt our pastors growth, but we cripple ourselves, and flunk some important spiritual lessons. Three things (there are more, believe me)– 1) Our pastorsContinue reading “Understanding Your Pastor”

A Grace Suitable for Sinners Like Me

“Who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” 1 Peter 1:5, NASB Certainty and confidence will never be permanent fixtures in our lives. Yes, I believe there are times of exceptional fortitude when everything just clicks, and we seem to be prettyContinue reading “A Grace Suitable for Sinners Like Me”

The Blessings of a Long Battle, part 4

In thinking about this final installment about how God can bring much good out of our protracted struggle with sin, weakness, or a problem, it dawned on me how important it is to see the Big Picture. In some ways this post reiterates truths in part 2 of this series, but also adds important new dimensions toContinue reading “The Blessings of a Long Battle, part 4”