Life Notes—August 27, 2009  “For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come: fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly.  All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.” Mark 7:21-23                                    Jesus went on this diatribe in response to a group of Pharisees and … Continue reading Heart-washing

Nowhere Else to Go

Life Notes—August 20, 2009  “So Jesus asked the twelve, ‘Do you also wish to go away?’  Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom can we go?  You have the words of eternal life.  We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”   John 6:67-69                                    One evening when I was … Continue reading Nowhere Else to Go


Life Notes—August 6, 2009  “Then they said to him, ‘What must we do to perform the works of God?’  Jesus answered them, ‘This is the work of God that you believe in him whom he has sent.”   John 6:28                                    The whole idea of there being power in the belief in Jesus has been a puzzling … Continue reading Verb-alization