Our good friend Noah Webster defined the word injustice as: 1 : absence of justice : violation of right or of the rights of another 2 : an unjust act If you tune into your favorite news or media outlet, you are bound to find something about social outrage, injustice, discrimination, cultural … More INJUSTICE does not Breed Justice – Just More Injustice
How convenient it is today to cast words like biblical stones. Words like “bigot,” “racist,” “discrimination,” “religious radicals,” “insensitive,” “culturally ignorant,” and other words and phrases used to marginalize other members of the “human condition” simply because they do not agree with a certain point of view. Ethnocentrism, sexuality-based movements, sex-specific movements, inflammatory religion-based movements, … More Casting Stones!
Matthew 5:9: “Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of G-d.” Like many of the “Beatitudes,” the verse from Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:9 give us, the reader, a very simple maxim for life – those that make peace will be blessed, and will receive special recognition from the Almighty. What if there … More Blessed are the Peacemakers….
There was a little boy that lived in a community where the neighbors had a sort of neighborhood watch. Day after day and week after week this little boy would sit in the living room window and watch the other children in the neighborhood play outside. He wanted to go outside so bad, but he … More Doing what our Father tells us to!
I listened to a grown man audibly near tears on the phone, I found myself in unfamiliar territory. I looked at my loving wife without answer or suggestion, not knowing what to say to a dear faith brother to calm him or comfort him. I was clearly “out of my depth!” … More Out of Depth
Are you stuck in a rut? Do you look up to the heavens and ask the Father – What have I done? Why can’t I feel your blessings? Why can’t I hear your voice? Why does all this bad stuff keep happening to me? The answer may be staring you in the face … More Are You Your Own Stumbling Block?
In the midst of some wonderful Sabbath fellowship, a recurring theme quickly became apparent – what is discipleship and what is our role in creating the new talmidim? While you may think that you have your bases covered, I warn you that it is much more than just a mere profession of faith, … More Call for Discipleship – A New Talmidim
It’s like wrapping yourself in a warm blanket, something soft and comfy, a barrier to cold, cruel/harsh environment. It’s also like a 12 foot privacy wall to block out prying eyes. It’s a flick of a tongue, to be honest, so seemingly simple and innocent that the brain hardly registers it. What is IT? … More Excuses, Excuses, Excuses!
Look down at the ground on a cloudless, sunny day and tell me what you see! If you are near water, you may respond with something like “my reflection,” and if you are on land, you will most likely respond with “my shadow.” Interestingly enough, the Almighty Creator and Father chose to do the very … More Created in the Shadow of the Almighty
During a recent scriptural conversation amongst brothers and sisters, a very interesting question was posed – “Have we become like the Pharisees, Saduccees, and Scribes which Messiah railed against?” The question is a seemingly damning one initially, but after the concept sinks in a little and the sheer audacity wears off, you are left marveling at the … More Lesser than the Pharisees!