One Little Word: Forgiveness

And though this world, with devils filled,should threaten to undo us,we will not fear, for God hath willedhis truth to triumph through us. The Prince of Darkness grim,we tremble not for him;his rage we can endure,for lo, his doom is sure;one little word shall fell him. Martin Luther, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,” translatedContinue reading “One Little Word: Forgiveness”

Self-Control is Really the Only Control We Have

If you’re like me, then you’ve learned attempting to control external circumstances is futile. Even if you kid yourself into believing you’re in control, eventually you’ll find out you’re not. That “eventually” could be a very long time, even years. And that “eventually” could be a big wake-up call. You can figuratively (and perhaps literally)Continue reading “Self-Control is Really the Only Control We Have”

Freedom From, Freedom For

Let’s be real. After all, we’re human. We need a turning point, a point at which we’re free from our past and free for our future. Freedom from the prisons we’ve constructed for ourselves that keep us trapped, feeling unhappy, void, and hopeless. Freedom for a future of joy, meaning, and greatness. Freedom to liveContinue reading “Freedom From, Freedom For”

American Citizenry – A New Hope

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one peopleto dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, andto assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station towhich the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respectto the opinions of mankind requiresContinue reading “American Citizenry – A New Hope”

Social & Political Unity Via Neighborly Love

It feels like the Pine-Richland community and school district are fragile. There is an existential threat to it as we know it today. It feels polarized because small groups on the polar ends, with improper motives, have been stirring the pot. Much of what they say is not the truth, but hearsay. The consequences areContinue reading “Social & Political Unity Via Neighborly Love”

Neighborly Love, Flaws & All

Bad things happen. Human beings are imperfect. America is imperfect, and our history is riddled with imperfection. However, I love this country, flaws and all. I am heartbroken when I see injustice. Injustice is sin. From a Biblical perspective, justice is a heart issue and a law of God issue. If the law of GodContinue reading “Neighborly Love, Flaws & All”