Posts From the monthly archives: "March 2011"

1. I can be honest with you. There’s no reason I have to hide what’s going on in my life. When I struggle, when I’m afraid, when I’m off course, I can tell you. And I know that your aim is not to put me down but to lift me up…(Read More)

We’re about to be bombarded again with another commercialized holiday season.  Easter is approaching, and the shopping centers promise not to disappoint.  Already the other day I saw a big banner announcing a store’s emphasis, “Bunnylicious” (sounded like a really cheesy Fergie knock-off on an already cheesy song).  There’s sure to…(Read More)

Life is busy. We live at a frantic pace, trying to squeeze every last drop of opportunity from each day. The opportunities we pursue are varied–work, leisure, time with family, watching a movie–but the one constant is that we continually try to cram as much as we can into each day. Occasionally, though…(Read More)

As a follower of Christ one of my greatest desires is to love God with my affections. Both the Bible and my own experience have taught me that love is far greater than a feeling. But I have also learned that love cannot be devoid of affection. I’ve often used the illustration, borrowed from…(Read More)

At this years 2011 Grammys Lady Gaga publicly debuted her new song ‘Born this way.’ Here are some of the songs lyrics: I’m beautiful in my way ‘Cause God makes no mistakes. I’m on the right track, baby I was born this way…No matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I…(Read More)

About a month ago I was reading Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s book Life Together and was challenged to begin praying through the Psalms. The words found in the Psalms are not magic incantations, but they are the God inspired prayers of men like David (Bonhoeffer goes so far as to say the Psalms are the prayers…(Read More)

I’m reading a great book right now on the Gospel of Mark by Tim Keller (King’s Cross). At one point in the book he quotes the author Cynthia Heimel; “I think when God wants to play a really rotten practical joke on you, he grants your deepest wish.” That may sound a bit…(Read More)