Stigma Sucks

Mental illness doesn’t necessary mean exotic or strange– but it does mean different. It doesn’t make one bizarre, or odd. Coming to faith in Christ really settles this issue for most. While our mental illness is flaring up, yet we are still being changed by the Holy Spirit. He’s still at work–perhaps hidden, but heContinue reading “Stigma Sucks”

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”

Without Your Wound, Where Would Your Power Be? 

  The subject of “the pool at Bethesda” alludes to the Thorton Wilder play, “The Angel that Troubled the Waters.”  The play is based on the biblical verses of John 5:1-4, however, it changes the end of the parable.  The play tells of a physician who comes to the pool of Bethesda, hoping to toContinue reading “Without Your Wound, Where Would Your Power Be? “