Our Lovers are the Problem, not God’s Love

Like the fairy godmother's gold dust sprinkled on #Cinderella to make her invisible to her wicked stepmother and stepsisters at the ball, there's been some bewitchment about God's love and walking in it (See Galatians 5:7). Believers in Jesus Christ emphasize loving others above all. I do it too. There are plenty of entries on … Continue reading Our Lovers are the Problem, not God’s Love

When Revelation Has a Human Target

Revelation in itself is generic. It comes to all, regardless of faith persuasion or conviction. It simply brings the bearer to greater awareness which often leads to insight, understanding, and ideally a behavior modification. In the Body of Christ though, we hold this word dear as a link between what we know and what God … Continue reading When Revelation Has a Human Target

Wounded Connections (Holy Week reflection)

As we reflect and renew commitments to God  in this conclusion of Holy Week, allow me to offer a couple of thoughts, based on this foundation idea. It is possible for us to create powerful and unhealthy bonds with people over open or untreated wounds.  THE MODEL -- Isaiah 53:5 NET Jesus initiated this powerful … Continue reading Wounded Connections (Holy Week reflection)

I Hugged the One Who Broke My Heart

The word restore comes from root words that mean renew and rebuild (Merriam-Webster online). Consider that when restoration comes to our lives, there's a space of time between us and the pain that created the breach or brokenness.  Yes, there may be years between us and the event that forced us to stop, process, and … Continue reading I Hugged the One Who Broke My Heart