God as Mother – a Guest Post

God is like a mother

Is God like a mother? One of the books in our required premarriage counseling reading was a book about men and women made in the image of God. I had never considered the parallel in female and male characteristics that together encompass the nature of God.  Scripture  tell us God said, “Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness. . . .  Male and female created He them.” Together, male and female bare … Read more

The One Thing Lacking

The rich young ruler had one thing lacking. The man had everything going for him – but one thing. He was young and wealthy. His entire life was ahead of him.  He was a ruler in the synogogue, and he knew the scriptures. Yet his positon, prestige, and wealth left him empty inside. This rich young ruler came to the right person when he came to Jesus. He asked the right question, and he got … Read more

The Reasons We Tell Lies

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The fisherman’s lie. There’s the well-known tale of the fisherman who comes back with a story of his great catch. He opens his arms to show how long the fish was – yet even as he is speaking, he is moving his arms further and further apart. The size of the fish grows with the telling of the tale. Why does a fisherman exaggerate the size of the fish in his telling? Is it because … Read more

Anti-Abortion or Pro-Lives? A Call to Redemptive Engagement with the Abortion Crisis – a Guest Post

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More than one way to be pro-life. The recent passing of the Reproductive Health Act by the New York State Legislature has served as a chilling wake up call to many Christians. The passing of this Act removed a long-standing ban on abortion after twenty-four weeks, effectively making it possible for a full-term abortion of any child if sanctioned by a healthcare professional. New York joined eight other states that provide no legal protection for … Read more

Our Battles – and a story from the Bible (Jehoshaphat)

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Every Man has a Battle. Every one of us faces difficulties and trials. Our natural inclination is to figure out what we can do about them. There’s a story in the Bible that gives guidelines for responding when an enemy appears to be conquering. Jehoshaphat became king of Judah when he was twenty-five and reigned for thirty-five years. During that reign, enemy armies came to battle against Jehoshaphat and his people. You can read the entire … Read more