Some know God. Many don't. Many claim and posture like they do, but really? Conditions exist that permit us to enter the presence of God. Not being a theologian, I'm dogma-averse. And let me say this clearly - I'm deeply ashamed of (and offended by) the unthinking, uncaring, unloving manner the church treats people in … Continue reading No boundaries: Everyone Welcome
When I give treats to my Dog it's for one of three reasons. First, she's always asking. Next, she really deserves a treat for doing all the right stuff. Finally, I just plain love her and want to let her know how much I appreciate her. Invariably her reaction is the same. Her face brightens, … Continue reading Another Dogly Thought
It seems like a characteristic of any "winner" is pride. Pride drives "accomplishment" in life. The runner is driven to train harder, to go further in less time. Pride says, "see me - I did it." And the inference is "don't you think I'm amazing?" Pride says: "I feel awesome" after accomplishing that goal. Worse, … Continue reading Meditation: On Pride and the Unworthy Servant
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Perfectionism is an obsession with the unobtainable. Sufficiency is surrender to the incomprehensible.
Addicts may never "get well." That doesn't mean I have permission from God to treat them poorly.
Grace is is an act. To return Good for Evil is the very essence of Christ's work on the Cross. Grace is also a state of being. If I live in grace then grace must flow from my life into the lives of others. If nothing flows, there is no presence of God in my Life.