Dying Before We Die, Part 1 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. Romans 8:13-14 Many people fear death more … Continue reading Dying Before We Die, Part 1
Our Ego vs Our Essence, Part 2 He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who want to lose their … Continue reading Our Ego vs Our Essence, Part 2
Do You Want to be Made Well? One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew he had been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” John 5:5-6 In this scene, Jesus is passing by a series … Continue reading Do You Want to be Made Well?
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
An Allegorical Christmas, Part 1 He replied, “What is impossible for mortals is possible for God.” Luke 18:27 There are those who shun the biblical telling of the Christmas story because it is too difficult to believe factually. From the impregnating of Mary by the Holy Spirit, to Joseph agreeing to marry his pregnant fiancé … Continue reading An Allegorical Christmas, Part 1
Fully Human The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God.” Luke 1:35 For those of us with a religious or spiritual bent, there is no … Continue reading Fully Human