Apologies and Amends

How should one make a confession or an apology? Is it mere words or should subsequent actions follow? The following guidelines for a confession and repentance are from Ken Sande, Peacemaking for Families: A Biblical Guide to Managing Conflict in Your Home. A book I highly recommend on the subject. They are the 7 – A’s of Confession with…

Is God’s Love Reckless?

God’s love is radical and relentless, but it isn’t reckless. Recently, Cory Asbury with Bethel Music has created a new song titled “Reckless Love” that is topping Christian music and worship song selections. Cory Asbury describes the meaning behind his song from Luke 15 in Jesus’s parable with three settings.[1] To his credit, Asbury isn’t…

Know Pain Know Gain (2Corinthians 2)

AUDIO:  MOTIVATE I enjoy taking a walk with my children and seeing their freedom to wander: Chartridge, Kinder, wherever. In city (DC/Balt), I don’t let them have freedom to wander, but instead hold their hand firm. There’s too many distractions: crowds, traffic, danger. At some points, I need to push or pull their hand to…

Know Pain Know Gain / Comfort (2Corinthians 1)

PLAY AUDIO:  MOTIVATE My daughter in stage crew of Little Mermaid. Play was great… between each scene the lights go out with total darkness. We wonder what’s going on, but there’s much work being done by stage crew setting up next scene. Likewise, in our life when there’s darkness, we wonder where is God. But…