There are problems that can't be fixed. Moments that can't be recovered. And times you want to shout from the rooftop so everyone can hear. This morning as I made coffee, in thinking about mundane and ordinary tasks, even as the coronavirus seems to be running our lives, I overheard myself ask, "So what does … Continue reading When I Need Jesus
Proverbs 18:17 says, "The first to plead his case seems right, Until another comes and examines him." Those who help individuals settle disputes and live at peace depend on this principle. In most people situations, this works. But a proverb is a proverb, not a promise--it's true most of the time, given the right circumstances. This … Continue reading Two Sides to Every Story
Unfortunately, many of us make decisions based on short, biblical phrases without realizing we've missed something. We think of and apply them sinfully--because, well, that's how we roll. Here is an example that relates to domestic abuse: "God hates divorce" (Malachi 2:16). We've all heard it. This specific phrase drives many to worship marriage over … Continue reading Marriage: A Hill Worth Dying On?