My mama used to make me go to church when I was a kid. It’s not that I didn’t want to go – I didn’t hate it – but I had other stuff I preferred. A few months ago my mother reminded me of that. She didn’t come out and say it – probably didn’t … Continue reading Mama Said, “Go to Church!”
"He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." - John 8:7 (NASB) What would Jesus say about same-sex marriage, or homosexuality overall? That’s a provocative question, isn’t it? But it’s a different question than “what does the Bible say about it?” Before you get all theological … Continue reading What Would Jesus Do – Homosexuality
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14 (NIV) In acting (for theatre, movies & television) there is a school of thought called the Stanislavski Method that involves the actor understanding the motivation of the character they are portraying. This supposedly leads … Continue reading What’s Your Motivation?
The Book of Daniel includes 2 stories that are among the most often preached in church. Daniel in the Lions Den is a classic tale of faith and deliverance. And who hasn’t heard at least 10 sermons on the 3 Hebrew Boys, Shadrach, Meshack, and Abed-Nego being thrown into the fiery furnace? As the story … Continue reading Working it! Daniel 1 & 2
One of my favorite Bible passages is Psalms 32:8-9 and it is most appropriate for kicking off this blog. In this Psalm of David, he quotes God speaking to him (and us): "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you. Do … Continue reading Introducing ELL Word Blog