Becoming a Gentle & Meek Person

Gentleness means recognizing that the world around us is fragile, especially other people. It is recognizing our own capacity to do harm and choosing instead to be tender, soft-spoken, soft-hearted, and careful. To be careful means that you are becoming aware. Perhaps this idea of becoming careful brings us the closest.  People who know exactly … Continue reading Becoming a Gentle & Meek Person

Esteeming His Word

Quite often, we're intimidated by the Bible.  We all can take on a verse or two.  But that is pretty much it. The Bible isn't made up of singular verses, but of whole books.  I intend to go on record, to encourage you to ingest the Word.  It's as if we went to a Chinese restaurant buffet.  … Continue reading Esteeming His Word

Living Tethered to the Cross

St. Francis of  Assisi once wrote, "The devil never rejoices more than when he robs a servant of God of the peace of God." Sometimes I think I've made the devil dance far too many times. I confess that peace has never been real high on my list. Love, joy, kindness and even goodness are clear … Continue reading Living Tethered to the Cross

The Art of Offending God

"Oh, how often they rebelled against him in the wilderness     and grieved his heart in that dry wasteland." Psalm 78:40, NLT "For forty years I was angry with them, and I said, ‘They are a people whose hearts turn away from me.     They refuse to do what I tell them.’" Psalm 95:10, NLT "And do … Continue reading The Art of Offending God