I was going to go see Bishop Willimon speak at FUMC Huntsville tonight, but I’ve decided that I need to conserve some energy. As it is, I’ll be at MUMC every other night this week with Holy Week activities, and it doesn’t look like I’ll be able take Good Friday off from work as I’d… Continue reading Resting Up
The great thing about forgiveness is not just the act, but that the act pushes us forward towards mending and harboring relationships. I did get the forgiveness that I sought last night, and I’m fully aware that I have an opportunity coming up in my life for a far larger dollop of forgiveness from, unfortunately,… Continue reading Forgiveness Received
Whoever noticed that we so often are angered by attributes in ourselves that we don’t like expressed by others was quite correct. I blew up today at a person I barely know over a slight that he didn’t seem to intend. There was definitely miscommunication on both sides, but what set me off was a… Continue reading Self-Reflected
This week’s study focus in Harnish’s Living With the Mind of Christ is about humility, and … that just hits home with me. Harnish discusses the subject in a number of ways, things that I’m still unpacking at this point and hope to make time to write about later this week. The key thing that… Continue reading On Humility
As many heterosexual Christians do, I struggle with concepts relating to homosexuality. For one, it seems pretty clear that God believes that homosexuality is immoral and a sin. But on the other hand, you have the proclamations of many homosexuals that they feel born into their homosexuality and feel as if they have no choice.… Continue reading A Working Theory on Homosexuality
I’ve been enjoying working with the Junior High Bible study at MUMC that our pastor, Larry Wright, has been leading the last few weeks. ((I get to teach the last lesson on 30 Apr! :D)) Tonight, we talked about belief in God, and one of the questions in the lesson centered on whether or not… Continue reading Do We Sin When We Doubt?
Randall Goodgame writes on the changes that happen to us when we forget Jesus: If I am honest about the state of my mind when I forget about Jesus, I don’t like what I see. I worry, I flirt with temptations, I lose my temper, I lie, I cheat, I am threatened by all of… Continue reading When We Forget
I think that, when I slip up, one of the reasons I wallow in sin a while is because I just tend to be pretty hard on myself. Given that I grew up in the 1980s, I heard the “To whom much is given, much is expected” bit all the time as a “gifted kid”.… Continue reading Giving Myself Grace
I’m finally back home. I’m looking forward to get back in the swing of things, and chief among them is back to studying, learning, and sharing.
Well, I figured that traveling was going to be too much for me in terms of keeping up with my Lenten sacrifice. While I’ve probably focused too much on that in the last 24 hours, I’m also quite aware that I’ve not cut out time to study. Mind you, as I sit here in the… Continue reading Off the Wagon