It has been a long time since I have written a blog, but the political turmoil we face each day begs the question, where do I stand? With the help of a mentor of mine, Gregory Boyle, and his inspiring book, Tattoos on the Heart, I will explain why I ask the question where I stand, rather than what am I for.
Your destiny is never ONLY about you.
Was last year a bad chapter in a list of bad chapters? God says He has plans for you. It has to do with your tomorrow, not your yesterdays. Despite hopelessness, God can turn your yesterdays into better tomorrows.
People want to use Jesus to bless them. But Jesus is saying I blessed you so that you would follow me and share my blessing with others.
The story of Christmas is always accompanied by food, presents, and good cheer, but that is only part of the actual story. There was a dark side that is little talked about. John’s Gospel makes clear right from the start: when the light comes and shines in the darkness, the darkness always seeks to extinguish it. Oh, you missed that part of the story?
The light of the world has come into the darkness of the world, in order to bring light into the darkness of our hearts, and to illuminate them with the grace of forgiveness.
In His coming, Jesus was the bridge over troubled water who takes our aloneness and our alienation and closes the gap.
Do we really need another Christmas? We sing the same songs, put up the same tree, and shop for the same socks and sweaters every year. Is the message of peace on earth, good will toward men still relevant? Still possible?
December is the Christmas season and we are all distracted by the commercialization of one of the holiest days of the year. What does it really mean?
No matter how you have lived your life and no matter how your children have turned out, you have one final chance to make a difference in their lives: Finish Well.