Change (for the Unchangeable)

I stagger over the patience of God for my soul. Sometimes repeated forays into sin become all I can see. I am the prototypical sinner, and it’s hard to believe anyone else could be as stubborn as me. But grace is always found, when I return to Him. I do know that growing up has […]

Flying Lessons

Sometimes it’s best to use bullet points; they help me think. “And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.  I want to do what is right, but I can’t.   I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, […]

Scum of the Earth, [Our Identity]

“To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, we are in rags, we are brutally treated, we are homeless. 12 We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; 13 when we are slandered, we answer kindly. We have become the scum of the earth, […]

Coming Home to Father

“He was yet a great way off, his father saw him.” Luke 15:20 The boy had, in the far-away country, a vision of his old home. As he sat there and thought of his dishonor and his ruin, there flashed before him a picture which made him very home-sick. The vision brought back the old […]