Gods I Do Not Believe In

Gods I Do Not Believe In  Fools think their own way is right... Proverbs 12:15a When joining the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence, Kansas, shortly after getting married, my wife and I attended an orientation class with the Senior Pastor, Virgil Brady. He explained that United Methodists believe and worship in many different ways. … Continue reading Gods I Do Not Believe In

A Merciful God

A Merciful God  Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. Psalm 51:1-2 If there were a Golden Boy in the Bible – the high school jock blessed with athletic ability, … Continue reading A Merciful God

How Did I Miss That? Part 15: Brokenness Leads to Wholeness

How Did I Miss That? Part 15: Brokenness Leads to Wholeness The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. Psalm 51:17 The egg shell must be broken at the right time for the chick to emerge. The caterpillar must be broken and bound … Continue reading How Did I Miss That? Part 15: Brokenness Leads to Wholeness

Broken Hearts are Roomier

Broken Hearts are Roomier Then it was that, broken in spirit, he began to lose much of his arrogance and to come to his senses…    2 Maccabees 9:11a Don’t look now, but Christmas time is here. The season that is supposed to be about new birth, fresh starts, hope, peace, love, and joy too … Continue reading Broken Hearts are Roomier

Broken Hearts, Open Minds

Broken Hearts, Open Minds  We have spoken frankly to you Corinthians; our heart is open wide to you. There is no restriction in our affections, but only in yours. In return – I speak as to children – open wide your hearts also. –2 Corinthians 6:11-13 When I was in my early teens, I was … Continue reading Broken Hearts, Open Minds