Being a true believer in Jesus

Being a true believer in Jesus

What does it mean to believe in Jesus? Is it enough simply to believe the claims Jesus made about himself, or is there something more to it? Often, without even being aware of it, we pick what we will choose to accept and what we’ll reject about Jesus’ claims and...
Jesus, a Friend to Sinners

Jesus, a Friend to Sinners

It can seem a daunting prospect to enter into a sacred lenten journey. We are invited to spend six and a half weeks contemplating our sinfulness and Jesus’ atoning work to forgive our sin. Our timid souls bristle against such an inward journey. We don’t...
How to Live a Life That Pleases God

How to Live a Life That Pleases God

Spend any time reading Scripture and you quickly discover God isn’t fooled by external appearances. Unlike mankind, God’s heart doesn’t gravitate toward those who are the most powerful, beautiful, intellectual or influential. Throughout Scripture, God chooses the...
Can God Stop Loving Me?

Can God Stop Loving Me?

It’s a question as old as time. Can God stop loving me? In the Garden, the great tempter first sowed these seeds of doubt within the heart of humankind with his question, “Did God really say…?” Those seeds have germinated and propagated from one generation to the next...
What Do I Do with My Anger?

What Do I Do with My Anger?

You don’t have to read many news headlines or scroll very long through social media to realize we have become a very angry nation. Added to the usual arguments over politics, religion, and relationships are disagreements over how we should live as individuals and as a...
Finding Forgiveness at Advent and Always

Finding Forgiveness at Advent and Always

A quick Google search on “how many times will God forgive me” yields over 115 million hits in one second. Clearly, we have questions about God’s capacity to forgive. When our life seems shot-through with poor decisions or layered with one ill-conceived plan after...