Why must I be humbled, to become humble? Why must I fall and stumble, to learn to stand upright? Why must I be shamed, to learn what is honor? Why must I be broken, to learn to be whole? Father let your compassion abound, let your light shine, Let your unending love fill this heart … More Why Must I?
One of the great lessons Yahushua taught his followers is that a man’s or woman’s character is always a matter of what is in his or her heart. If a person commits adultery it is because that is what he has living in his heart, and a person’s heart is always his responsibility. This is … More Watch over your heart
Matthew 5:3: Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. When discussing the concept of meekness, many emotions are stirred at the core of individuals. Some interpret “meekness” as weakness, a lack of boldness, and/or the inability to be proud of oneself. A sense of outright indignation comes out of those that are … More Blessed are the Meek
Yonah is exclusively to strangers against Nineweh. The book is Autographical in that it tells a story in the life of the prophet, as it only has one utterance to the people and that is: And Yonah began to go in to the city on the first day’s walk. And he cried out and … More The Kindness of Yahweh
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?