Counseling Others

In the last several years, I have grown very skeptical of my own ability to give out sound counsel.  For the most part I have refrained from doing so, and rather have attempted to introduce them to the wisdom and love of Jesus.  Its like a triangle– Jesus, them, and myself occupying each corner.  All I do […]

The Curious Case of Being Job

One of the most intriguing characters in the Bible is Job. Tempted and accused, ignored and maligned– he maintained a faith in God’s goodness when hell wanted to destroy him. His goodness should not be questioned oe diminished. “In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; […]

When Being Crushed is Part of His Plan

“Crush Me” “Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant me the thing that I long for! That it would please God to crush me . . .”  Job 6:8 I have been in crushing times when relief didn’t come like I wanted. Lord, I can’t always understand what is going on in […]

The Sin That Sticks

                      “If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away,          And do not let wickedness dwell in your tents.”  NASB “And give up your sins– even those you do in secret.” CEV Job 11:14  [in two versions]  *** “When the sentence for a crime is not quickly carried out, people’s hearts are filled with schemes […]