Admitting I Need Jesus

When I was in the sixth grade, a friend invited me to her church. My parents didn’t go to church, but said I could go with Clarissa if I wanted to. Before long, I was spending at least three days a week with my church friends. I learned who Jesus was and that if IContinue reading “Admitting I Need Jesus”

Righteousness: His, Yours? (or Ours?)

“All of us are dirty with sin. All the right things we have done are like filthy pieces of cloth. All of us are like dead leaves, and our sins, like the wind, have carried us away. “  Isaiah 64:6, NCV ________________ I have this reoccurring nightmare. I jump out of a plane.  I deployContinue reading “Righteousness: His, Yours? (or Ours?)”

The God-Players, [Death Wish]

1 The Problem Is Myself,   by Earl Jabay   About twenty-five years ago, in a small Midwestern city, a group of young boys were playing baseball. It was a team tryout. Every boy was doing his best to impress the coach. Robbie was a catcher. Younger than the two other boys who were trying outContinue reading “The God-Players, [Death Wish]”

Are You Too Righteous?

“Do not be excessively righteous and do not be overly wise. Why should you ruin yourself?” Ecclesiastes 7:16 I’m thinking out loud about something, so I should alert everyone.  Anyway, I’m thinking about “scruples”.  The dictionary defines scruples as “an uneasy feeling arising from conscience or principle that tends to hinder action.” The malady developed in the middleContinue reading “Are You Too Righteous?”