Tag Archives: love

How Right Must You Be?

  You and I were born into a grand love story. An eternal God—Who has always loved as Father, Son and Spirit—created a magnificent universe and then made humans to love Him and each other forever. Made in His image, we’ll never not exist. In order for us to love, the Father gave us choice, …

Wacky Things Jesus Said

  Jesus said some wacky things.  What they suggested was wackier still.   Jesus said some things he had no business saying.  Unless.  You need that word unless.  I have heard people say things they had no business saying…unless…well, unless one particular thing was true.  In other words, you could only say what you just …

God’s Reckless Love

  It was just a game, but I was almost in tears.  My teen child and I were playing a strategy board game, and it was not going well for me at all.  There was my usual grumbling about “bad luck” as my loss loomed near.  Moments from destruction, an impossible piece of good luck …

What’s Wrong with the Social Gospel?

What’s wrong with the social gospel is the implication that you can have a gospel that is not social.

When the Game is Stacked Against You. Part 2

[It will help to have read the post “When the Game is Stacked Against You” before reading this post.] It’s probably happened to you. You are playing a game where another player gets all the good cards. Every time it looks like you’ve got a little chance to get back in the game, that player …

Perry Mason, Love, and the Missing Car Keys

We are all wannabe detectives, which is, I think, part of the fascination with detective shows down through the years (Perry Mason, Hawaii 5-0, Dragnet, NCIS, CSI,)  The show presents us with several possible suspects, and we look for “clues” to determine who committed the crime. The reality is that we are hard-wired to do …

Valentines that Never Came

Janis Ian’s 1975 song, “At Seventeen,” still runs through my head sometimes   “To those of us who knew the pain Of valentines that never came, And those whose names were never called When choosing sides for basketball. It was long ago and far away; The world was younger than today, And dreams were all …