Series: Lessons

Don’t Put That In Your Mouth

You can’t tell the toxicity level of food by tasting it. You monitor its aftereffects. So, if what you’re hearing from familiar voices consistently stirs up feelings of aggression, disgust,… read more »

Pathway Recovery

Recovery is not a task you and I complete. It’s not a byproduct of diligence, discipline or practice. It starts with capitulation to God’s love. For years, I tried and… read more »

Bicycles

What should you and I do with the bible? Stop using it to validate my rightness and your wrongness. Stop picking at verses and start looking for God’s footprints in… read more »

The Big Wish

Given no restraints, what do you want most in life? Power? Profit? Mortality? Notoriety? Knowledge? Comfort? Security? What would it take to make life suit you? What is your highest… read more »

We’re Only As Good as Our God

God wants to be known. Our immature and false ideas of him don’t happen because he’s hiding or trying to confuse us. For all kinds of reasons, it takes time,… read more »

Gut Reactions

A person’s first thoughts and feelings in a crisis provide an X ray into their soul. Do they blame? Get angry? Lend a helping hand? Freeze? Run? Empathize? I’ve come… read more »

Anger and Fear

Fear is one of those primal emotions, essential to our early survival. There were large hungry animals roaming the neighborhood with plans to eat us for lunch. Senses were kept… read more »

Hate-Speak in Jesus’ Name

In recent years it has become fashionable to verbally cut people to pieces. Social media is driven by it, and much of it is carried out in the name of… read more »

Running Wide Open

Running wide open with God’s love has nothing to do with speed or earth shaking events. It’s about awareness. God’s always there. Do we see him?

The Book

No one would claim this story, traditionally called the prodigal son, makes a definitive statement about scripture. But what if we let it?  Most churches treat the bible as a… read more »